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Bit of a random one this, but I was thinking rather than trying to keep up with the ever-changing LCD, Plasma, OLED TV evolution I was wondering what todays projectors are like?

I have had a look on the Apple web site and they have two for roughly 800 and 2000. But going back to my days in school (i.e. crappy overhead projectors with those transparent sheets) to the projector in college (probably 12-ish years old) all I can recall is a generally insipid image.

Anyway, I digress, if I were to spend 800 on a projector - bearing in mind I currently have a 3 year old 27" Samsung LCD (Samsung I consider to be great picture quality) - what is the viewing quality of a projector like? should I look to spend more like 2000? It would be used in my living room which is your typical living room, the curtains can be drawn but I hardly want to be sat in a black hole or turn it into some sort of cinema. I would use a screen that could be retracted to the ceiling. The distance from where I have in mind the projector to where the screen would be is approx 3.5 to 4m which through my limited knowledge I think would project a screen of approx 100-120 inch.

It would be used for TV, DVD, Xbox360 and Wii purposes and use a home cinema system for audio.

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Projection beats screens 10 times over IMO.

If you want one visible in daylight you need to spend more £$£$£$

If you have the money you may want to consider 'curved projection', but they cost £10,000+
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