Projectors vs LED TVs
In the flat screen vs projector showdown, the projector wins with a KNOCKOUT!
Projector or TV? Is it even a Contest?
Projectors and Flat Screens: Pros and Cons
- most projectors can project an HD image up to 300 inches diagonally, or larger, depending on your room size and lighting situation
- good luck moving that bulky and extremely heavy, yet super fragile, flat screen TV
- Spend less at the movies - with a home theater projector (and a nice sound system), you can recreate the cinema experience without ever leaving your house. And best of all, your refrigerator won't charge you twenty bucks when you want a soda!
- Just make sure to pick one that is bright enough for your environment. Also, check out Screen Innovations Black Diamond screens which allow for lights-on projecting by increasing contrast ratios more than 300%.
- Don't have to worry about watching movies with the lights on
- Smaller, more expensive images
- Nightmare to move. Less Durable.
- Difficult to appreciate 1080p or 4k content on a smaller screen - unless you're sitting just feet away from the screen
Comparing TVs and Projectors
|Comparison||Projectors||Flat Screen Televisions||Advantage|
|As large as screen, they usually opt for a 120-inch model for their home theater.diagonally. If buyers purchase a||Average screen sizes range from 13 inches to 80 inches diagonally.||Projectors are able to create the largest images by far. A projector's screen size is also adjustable and can be changed to fit your environment. Flat screen TVs peak at about 70-80 inches.|
|Shipping and Transporting||Home theater projectors weigh between five and 20 lbs. They can typically be shipped for less than most flat screen TVs. We offer free shipping on all projectors $799 and higher.||Due to their fragile nature, flat screens are usually more expensive to ship. TVs in general are much harder to move from room to room. It is usually a two-person operation.||Because they are cheaper, easier and safer to transport, projectors are like movie theaters with a handle.|
|Projectors have lamps that last up to 5,000 hours. They are replaceable and generally cost $199 to $399.||TVs have a reported half-life of about 100,000 hours. Half-life is the time it takes the light source to fade to half its original brightness.||A projector has a shorter lamp life, but the lamp can be replaced multiple times. Even considering the cost of replacement lamps, projectors are the best value by cost per viewing inch.|
|3D||Call us biased, but 3D on a projector is awesome. Because of their big image, projectors provide a more immersive 3D experience than flat screens.||3D quality is good, but is limited by the size of the screen.||Projectors provide the most realistic 3D images thanks to the large image they provide.|