Are Projector screens worth it

Worth the hassle and money and time setting one up? I've seen a few on demonstrations and to be honest i wasn't impressed at the quality of the image, the colours, etc ... in a day and age of 60inch LED screens, etc is it really worth bothering with one in ur home ? Any advice?

Is instillation difficult?


  • jillyjacks
    jillyjacks Forumite Posts: 443 Forumite
    my sister has one and they are great at night when its dark and its like being at the cinema with a huge flat screen on the wall...during the day its a nightmare...even with all window blinds closed you still struggle to see the picture clearly
  • InsideInsurance
    InsideInsurance Forumite Posts: 22,460
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    I would argue that they absolutely are.

    Firstly, I dont want a 60" TV for watching everything on.

    Secondly, my projector screen is 110" not a piddly little 60" screen and the equiv sort of TV costs about £50,000 which I dont want to spend.

    I like my setup with a moderate sized panel (40") with a projector screen that drops down in front of it for watching films etc
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,554 Forumite
    You still need a regular TV. The projector lamp is £200, and lasts 3,000 hours, e.g. only.

    I have a cinema room, with a motorised 150" 16:9 screen that covers the window when down. The projector takes 20 seconds to warm up, then the screen takes about 60 seconds (triggered by the projector).
    So it'snot for checking the weather report.

    £160 motorised screen
    £600 HD ready 720p projector
    £50 ceiling mount
    £20 12V triggger controller for screen motor.

    So, it's cheaper than a big screen TV.
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