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When my Amazon Echo arrives, I'm going to work with the API to see if I can use that as a controller for home automation. Voice control really is the only way to go for this stuff. Pushing six different buttons seems a bit silly.
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.
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.
Inexpensive is relative here. If you can find a 100" TV for less than $10,000, I'd be surprised. Since content is only 1080p, I'd say just pick up a decent $800 1080p projector.
During the day, my basement is still fairly dark.
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.
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.
You're doing it wrong. Most people watch projected images with the lights dimmed... like at the local cinema.
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.
Just use a projector. It's inexpensive and typically has no features other than projecting.
Get a projector. That's what I did. No tuner, no smart apps, not even speakers - just an HDMI input and a 1080p native output. Combine with a 5.1 system and you have an amazing system. At just $1000, this is perfect setup for watching reruns of Pokémon off of Netflix!
Their pro controller has an 80 hour battery life. So there's really no advantage to fixing the controller's battery life.
Makes sense. Anyone who has the talent to make a lot of money (and not have given any to gstoddart) and has won an election (except for the ones gstoddart was rooting for) is totally evil!
Are there other blanket groups of people who are evil that I should know about?
I think it was more of a case of, "Hey you're wrong!" "No, we're not!" "Yes you are! Here's a fine!" "Okay, I guess we are."
In any case maybe someday a great visionary and ethicist like yourself would be able to run all the corporations. You'll show them!
In the meantime, flawed humans will have to run corporations, make mistakes, and debate on the legality of issues. And your potential will just be wasted typing at a computer. So tragic. Somebody hire this guy today! Let's not waste his potential!