Ultra short throw projecotrs

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    Been watching a few reviews mainly on chinese UST projectors and they are being reviewed really well. Has anyone here purchased one of these, if so please tell us your story.

    If not tell us about your projector.

    I am in the market for a media room projecotr/tv (haven't made up my mind yet) but a few people on here were saying go projector.

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    Got a model in mind? most UST projectors are pretty low resolution
     
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    Damn offering 4k, brightness seems good. I've never been a fan of projectors due to lamp performance over time. If they where cheap like 1k use it till it breaks and replace it
     
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    Its one of the benefits apparently for the short throw, bulbs last 20-25k hours compared to the long throw at something 3.5k?
     
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    10k OUCH!!!!!! They would want to throw in a free screen lol

    The xiaomi goes to 150inch and vava goes to 120.
     
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    We have the Xiaomi at work and it works quite well. It works well in a room with normal brightness, but struggles when the ambient light is too bright
    The speakers work well for presentations and video conferencing and we have hooked a casting device up to it to allow fairly seamless connectivity.
     
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    Laser projectors last between 10k-30k hours depending on the light levels used and the quality of the product. The contrast you'll get on a lazer is also good as well depending on how much ambient light there is in the room.

    Again I'd give it a go if the cost of the projector was less then the price of an 85/86" tv... Otherwise. I'd go the TV
     
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    Is that with one of those special ALR screens?

    I was told I was nuts for considering a tv in a dedicated room.
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/building-a-small-home-theatre-room.1252434/page-3
     
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    There are short throw projectors that are the same mostly as regular projectors, including the bulbs. They just have a mirror + different lens to reduce the distance required
     
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    I cannot really advise on those cheap projectors. When i use projectors for my clients for home solutions i'm looking at Epson, Optima, pana etc lazer projectors which cost between 6-10k. e.g EH-LS10000

    Are you crazy to go with a screen for a dedicated home theater setup? It depends on what you are trying to achieve?

    If it's for movies only in a light controlled room then go projector

    If it's for mixed use with games. Fuck projectors. You won't get the refresh performance nor will you get image quality. Get the biggest god damn screen you can afford then upgrade as prices come down. An 85/6" is pretty affordable these day (5-7k) and will give you 100-200hz... fuck projectors
     
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    What would you recommend in 85/86 category. Bear in mind I will never buy sony.
     
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    What's your budget and timeframe?
     
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    I wouldn't want to go over 6k. I still have couches, receiver, speakers and much more renovations to go in the rest of the house.

    The good guys have samsung Q80t for just under, which looks like a good option.
    https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/samsung-85-inches-q80t-4k-uhd-smart-qled-tv-qa85q80tawxxy

    To be honest size is more important than quality (to certain degree).

    Time frame? Meh. I am in no rush, if there is a deal around the corner I am to wait.
     
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    6k gets your a QLED so yeah go for it. But if your after bang for buck at that kind of size nothing beats the 82" TU8000 Sammy, that thing is cheap for an 82" @100HZ.

    Unless it's OLED I don't recommend LG :p and you can only get 77" OLED and whilst you can get them in budget. Meh bigger is better :p
     
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    well thats half the price, noice, IS there a huge difference between that and the qled?
     
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    One thing to note with short throw is depending on what your wall is like you might need to get an actual screen. If you plan to project straight onto a wall, if its not exactly flat you can end up with shadows from small bumps in the wall due to the projection angle. I only mention this because you don't get the same issue with the traditional throw projectors.
     
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    Oh, so you have seen my plastering then :lol:

    Yeah If I go this way will definitely get an ALR screen
     
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    Apart from colour and motion perfomance nope! Lol
     

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