I actually was leaning towards my upcoming TV being UHD/4K, in the 70-90″ range, but every time I looked about at the HDR/Dolby view capable ones, I almost went into shock due to the price. I eventually got to considering what the movie theatre experience is about, and that’s presence/size! The theatre can be an experience because of the bigger than lifestyle size with great audio and crisp picture. That came back me considering to front side projection screens on 100 inch or more. While the UHD/4k/HDR smooth panel TVs will provide you with the best comparison, blacks and details, for the purchase price, they will never offer the same value for money as this Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector on my 120″ screen that I finished up going with!
This is not my first projector. I acquired one of the previous 720P Panasonic 3-LCD projectors about a decade ago (2006), which at that time, was probably the most popular home entertainment projectors, going for $1500-$2000 range. The contrast ratio of this older model was only about 5500! Now we have these 1080P DLP versions with 25,000 comparison ratios at amazing low prices! Coming from that older projector to the one, the bigger 1080P resolution, shades, and comparison ratio is enough of to keep me content. Unless you are sitting significantly less than 6 feet from the display, you won’t miss the detail that a 4K version offers.
My previous TV buy was in ’09 2009 for a Samsung 1080P Plasma flat screen. At that time, plasmas offered the best picture quality, colour, and comparison ratios. I spent a lot of time researching after that as I did so now but spent less than half what I did so on that still amazing plasma display screen. No contest. And the 400% larger screen that the Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector offers more perceived detail due to just how much more field of eyesight is movie screen than before, with similar looking comparison and dark scene fine detail.
Out of the box, I place my picture setting to Reference, which looked more accurate, less warm than Cinema. I also set the Lamp setting to Eco, for longer lamp lifestyle, and better blacks. I tried the Dynamic Black mode but thought it had been too bright for my area. I utilized the Check Grids in the menu to centre the image on my screen and dial in the focus. The Magenta Grid is easiest on your own eyes for focusing.
We’ve right now racked up over 60 hours with many Blu-ray and Xbox 360 360 gaming sessions and are constantly stunned at the quality for the cost of access! We keep commenting about how glad we are that people went for the BIG movie experience at 120 ins with this amazingly inexpensive and quality projector, rather than a much costlier UHD-4K tv offering at nearly 1/4 the screen area/size. Right now, when I play 4-way split display screen multiplayer with my children on our gaming consoles, everyone likes a 60-inch display to ourselves! A 70-inch TV would just provide us each a meagre 35 inches… The 8,000-hour lamp life of the Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector on Eco mode is great for confidence that you could watch casual TV, movies, and gaming without upping your operating price by much. Even though you utilized this projector 3 hours per day, that’s still 7+ years of bulb life. Also, not being 3-LCD chip, there are no filter systems to clean, so less time trying to remember to climb up to the projector, carefully remove the filter, clean it, and reinsert.
The only negative I’ll mention is that yes, this Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector has a white section, this means whites can be much brighter than coloured portions. If you get picky and concentrate on it, it may frustrate you. However, it does give the perception of also higher contrast ratios.