Not owning a television is an excellent thing, don’t get me wrong size does matter when it comes to my viewing pleasure. Just not into those pesky 60″ flat screen televisions. What about 300″ screen?
Since we love foreign films, especially Britsh comedies, Martial Arts (“Drunken Master”) and of course hooking up our computer to watch our favorites online television. One of the drawbacks of a projector is the expense and the lack of closed captioning (CC).
The only way to have closed captioning was to watch DVDs either through your computer or get a closed captioning decoder, which have been limited video options (video in or coaxial). Now Epson has the first multimedia projectors with built in projectors called the PowerLite collection.
We have the Epson PowerLite 83c, we got it refurbished for under $600 (I am sure that you can find it cheap on the web).
- Surtitle, Subtitle or Captions.
- Front/rear/ceiling mount
- Wide Screen or 4:3 ratio
- Width from 30″ to 300″
- HDTV-ready, supports 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i formats
- MAC or PC
- RJ-45 connectivity and included software to monitor the projector over a network
- 4000 hours with one bulb, which is more energy efficient than any television.
It is a crisp image and clarity during the day we do not have to close the windows, 2200 lumens is quite bright. Watching online video (Hulu, Youtube, etc) doesn’t loose a bit of clarity (With the remote you can enlarge any image on the screen without expanding pixels), DVDs do not show a pixel, and nothing beats playing console gaming (Xbox and Wii).
One of the great things is setting up the networks and anyone can watch (with audio) anything we watch. Although I am in control.
4 out of 5 Monitors