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    Your TV is too small

    I was looking at upgrading from a 42 inch LCD to a 55 because I saw one in the shop and it looked so big when I was standing in front of it. I thought a bit more about it when I got home. I sit about 3m from my TV and realised that it will look cool for the 1st 5 minutes but it is only a tiny bit bigger really when you are sat that far away.

    So I ended up getting an HD projector for the same money. Arrived today. Puts a pin sharp picture on a white wall that is 4 times bigger than the biggest $14,000 TV in the shop.

    The great thing about HD projectors is that you can actually see the pixels if you are about 2m away which means 3m away (typical seating distance) is just beyond pixel peeping distance and the perfect distance to take advantage of HD 1920x1080 resolution.

    Which brings me to my other criticism of your TV. You have an HD TV and you don't need one. You would have to sit less than a metre away before you make out the pixels so if you are more than 2 metres away then a 6 year old 1024x600 screen will look just as good!

    But the coolest thing of all about projectors is that when you have a cigarette it is like going back to the cinema in the 70s and 80s - you can see the smoke weaving and swirling in the light beam... cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    But the coolest thing of all about projectors is that when you have a cigarette it is like going back to the cinema in the 70s and 80s - you can see the smoke weaving and swirling in the light beam... cool!!!
    Whatever floats your boat.

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    I bought a projector about 12 years ago. The setup I had gave me a 100 inch picture.

    To try to have that on a TV at that time would have cost a fortune.

    The only problems with using a projector is that of ambient light in the room and replacement costs for the bulbs.

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    I just bought a 40" Samsung for 12,500 baht. I went looking for a 32" but the local Power Buy had a crazy deal on a model that's 5 minutes out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I just bought a 40" Samsung for 12,500 baht.
    Pathetically small... & can you blow smoke 70s style???

    Edit to add: Korean products are shite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Edit to add: Korean products are shite...
    Every TV is Korean as Samsung make pretty much all the LED panels for everyone.

    * Disclaimer - could be bollocks, but this is TD.

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    My Sony isn't Korean, and neither is the screen... But, it is too small and I can't do cool stuff with smoke.

    Samsung are about to have their bubble burst; 2014 will be a disaster year for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    So I ended up getting an HD projector for the same money. Arrived today. Puts a pin sharp picture on a white wall that is 4 times bigger than the biggest $14,000 TV in the shop.
    What make/model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I just bought a 40" Samsung for 12,500 baht. I went looking for a 32" but the local Power Buy had a crazy deal on a model that's 5 minutes out of date
    Is it a smart tv Marmite ?


    I bet it's the ES 5000

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    In our condo Gert controls the television remote its stuck on Channel 3.
    Help me someone please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    But the coolest thing of all about projectors is that when you have a cigarette it is like going back to the cinema in the 70s and 80s - you can see the smoke weaving and swirling in the light beam... cool!!!
    I bet you've had a go at doing hand shadows haven't you?

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    Looper's style is more like penis puppetry

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    Meh, I had a projector screen 10 years ago mate!

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    I had a projector 30 years ago and used to watch Laurel and Hardy shorts on it, I believe it cost about 5 from some ad in some mag...

    My brother has a 60 inch TV in his house,he has a big house but a TV that size is just too fucking big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I just bought a 40" Samsung for 12,500 baht. I went looking for a 32" but the local Power Buy had a crazy deal on a model that's 5 minutes out of date
    Is it a smart tv Marmite ?


    I bet it's the ES 5000
    I've got an ES8000 'smart TV'- what a stupid buy that was- the picture is gorgeous, but I rarely (if ever) use any of the 'smart' features as they're a PITA- my next TV will have the best possible screen, but I won't be paying for the peripheral crap.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
    HST

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    I saw the ultimate penis extension at Power Buy in Central the other day, 85 inch UHD for just 1,299,000 baht !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    My Sony isn't Korean, and neither is the screen
    Bet it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Is it a smart tv Marmite ?
    Don't think I paid extra for any gimmicks I'd never use.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I bet it's the ES 5000
    I think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post

    I just bought a 40" Samsung for 12,500 baht. I went looking for a 32" but the local Power Buy had a crazy deal on a model that's 5 minutes out of date.

    Jesus Marmite, that size TV these days is as gay as Socals cock.

    Minimum size is a 50 inch at the very least, there piss cheap at around 20K and dropping every week.

    As far as being too big for the room goes, that's bolliks, the bigger the better innit.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    TV's are like penises.

    You are not a real man unless you have a big one.

    Life IS that simple.

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    I gave my TV away after it dawned on me that I hadn't turned it on for about 2 months.

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    My ideal tvee would cover the whole wall, 4 meters x 2.5 meters would be perfect.

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    Now Looper has to find the correct paint for his wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    TV's are like penises.

    You are not a real man unless you have a big one.

    Life IS that simple.
    I think you will find that it doesn't matter how big you TV is when it is switched off. More important is how big is it when it is switched on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Jesus Marmite, that size TV these days is as gay as Socals cock. Minimum size is a 50 inch at the very least, there piss cheap at around 20K and dropping every week.
    1. You cannot get a 50" TV for 20k

    2. Its only for the kids to watch cartoons on and 40" in our living room is more than enough. It's certainly a step up from the 21" CRT telly that it's replacing.

    The main problem with a big telly is the shitty broadcast quality gets shown up to be even shittier than one first thought. The second problem is that I now need to spend more than 700B on a DVD player as cheapo Chinky ones don't have HD ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    You cannot get a 50" TV for 20k
    I was in Macro today and noticed that they are selling new LG 50 in TVs for 16,590 baht.

    http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/...ew-lg-50in-tv/

    LG 50PT250R Reviews | LG Electronics Thailand

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