After attending Epson’s event, it got me thinking on the nature of projectors and people who have them. I feel like everyone has that uncle who got the home theater setup. Got the nice surround sound speakers and the projector setup in a dark room. Their very own home cinema. I never had that but I had a friend who’s dad had a home theater in room on the top floor.
We’d get up there after school and put on something to watch or play some FIFA. The first time I experienced playing and watching on a projector it blew my mind. The size of the screen was huge and I had never played on something like it before. My neck got sorta tired moving around to keep up, but otherwise I’d recommend it.
But Projectors seem to be a lot of work to maintain. Not to mention setting up and connecting. Depending on the projector of course it might be easier. The question still remains, would you use a projector instead of having a TV setup?
The first thing to consider is the price.
Based on what I saw yesterday it wouldn’t be too crazy. The most basic Epson projector, the EH-TW5650 was RM 4988. This projector would also be able to perform in a bright room so it would be plausible to use instead of a TV.
Of course there are other nuances, such as connectivity, the space needed, and the screen. But to some, who want the biggest possible size, they might want to consider a projector. An 80 inch Smart TV with 4K can cost upwards of RM 10,000.
Another thing to consider is the space.
Would the projector have enough space to project your movies or football games? I don’t know about you but I live in a condo which doesn’t have much room to have a projector running. So for me, it wouldn’t be very ideal. More often than not, the projector set ups I’ve come across have been in their own rooms.
So with all that said, maybe the time for mainstream use of projectors isn’t here yet. But it would be nice to watch a match or two on that big screen.