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Comment: Re:oh who cares... (Score 1) 225

by gameboyhippo (#49215929) Attached to: Another Upscaled Console Game: Battlefield Hardline

And I think that's a good thing. Back when I was a kid, everyone made fun of me for liking Street Fighter II better than the "realistic" Mortal Kombat III. I would hear how cartoony SFII was and how that somehow made it suck. Fast forward a couple decades and the vast majority of gamers today would say that SFII looks a lot better than MKIII. This, of course, was due to its timeless stylized graphics. Likewise, if you pop in "Jet Set Radio" for the Dreamcast, it still looks nice. But if you pop in a "realistic" original XBox FPS, it looks awful despite being on a more powerful machine.

Just like previous generations, the most memorable games of this generation of gaming hardware is going to be on the Nintendo consoles.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49049899) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

If I knew you in real life, I'd invite you over for a movie to show you that you're a bit off in your assumptions. Yes, the contrast is affected by light more than a TV, but the picture doesn't look terrible as you suggest. It's 1080p just like an HDTV. Everything is just as crisp as 1080p will allow. I can literally see a football spiral while watching the Superbowl. Video games like Super Smash Bros. look fantastic on a 100" screen at 1080p. For casual TV viewing, it's not a great choice, but if you are like me and watch TV or play video games on purpose, then it's fantastic. Just dim the lights, grab some popcorn and enjoy.

In fact, I will say that the quality of my home projector setup looks better than the local drive in movie theater.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49042615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I think you'd be fairly surprise to learn that you're incorrect on just about every point you made. 1080p projector is $800. Screen can be made for $100 and still look nice. My projector isn't noisy and consumes much less energy than a plasma TV. As for bulbs, I've never had to replace one. By the time my first projector's bulb died, it was obsolete. But I don't just sit around and watch TV all day either. In any case, a bulb is $180. Hardly the "hundreds" that you claim.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49041297) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

Naw... I'm not good at reading between the lines. I assumed that the words 'big' and '>55"' meant that he wanted a big screen for movie viewing. But I guess if he just wanted a 20" computer monitor, then yeah, he shouldn't get a projector. That being said, after 70", it's far more economical to get a 1080p projector... even at 4k.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49039801) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

It's modded up because I'm not wrong. Projectors these days can be very high quality. I have one in my basement. 1080p native resolution. When 4k becomes sub $1000 (and there is 4k content available), I'll get one of those. For now, I can live with 1080p. Also, I'd love to know where you can pick up a 100" TV (even 1080p) for $800.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49039755) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I was talking about a 1080p projector (Usually $800). But if we're talking 4k, let's do a little googling.

First result for 4k projector $11,000. First result for 100" 4k TV screen $250,000. You're welcome to do the research and prove me wrong, but inch to dollars, projectors are less expensive.

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