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Old 09-27-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Need your Opinion on projection TV

For those of you that have purchased a 33ft Classic what is your opinion on the projection TV. Is it worth it and would you rather have a regular flat screen.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:15 AM   #2
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For those of you that have purchased a 33ft Classic what is your opinion on the projection TV. Is it worth it and would you rather have a regular flat screen.


The only problem I can see with projection TV is that it spoils you for regular TV. I know, it's old technology but so is movie theater projection. With the Bose sound bar you are all set. I notice details like eye color that I just do not see on little 32" screens. Really, moving out of our 2006 Classic into our new 33 feels like we moved from a trailer to a small luxury condominium.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:36 PM   #3
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Projectors will give larger image size, but flat screen will give better picture quality. I guess you have to pick what you prioritize.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:54 PM   #4
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We chose the 30 over the 33 for three main reasons. The TV is super up close to the couch, and very difficult to view from angles. 2. the bedroom is at one end and the bathroom at another. Can't get past anyone sleeping on the couch with out disturbing. 3. useless desk work area.
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I viewed a 33 with projection TV at the International Rally. I was very surprised at the quality of the picture and sound. In my opinion they used to be pretty crappy. Technology has come a long way in projection TV.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:46 AM   #6
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I still would prefer a flat screen TV.
Prefer the floor plan/layout of the 30'.
Don't like 1 speaker being in the end of an overhead locker and the other speaker being under the computer desk, either.
Don't like the closed in feel of the 33.
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TV screen quality is subjective. my thoughts even though I do not own a 33', two cents, etc. I am a cinema nerd. In my home I have a 65" 4K OLED that has fantastic video quality. That said, I must point out that proximity to the screen has all to do with the overall clarity and experience. Example, my 65" home screen 4K has a maximum distance of about 8' before details are no longer noticeable. In the trailer, I have a Samsung 1080P 32". That is an optimum size for sitting 5' from the screen http://carltonbale.com/1080p-does-matter/. The other factor is the brightness and refresh. Front projection tv serve a purpose primarily of convenience and, in the case of the 33 Classic, a design form function, IMHO. It is not one to claim superior picture quality. I DO think the seating arrangement is optimum compared to dinette seating with crooked neck viewing is a vast improvement. A screen is king, to me. If I were a Classic 33' owner, I would be happy with my screen room, what an innovation of space. I would not prefer projection tv though overall.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:46 AM   #8
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Well as an AV nerd myself, I don't see how you could say screen quality is subjective. Something like my 4K OLED is going to be objectively better in virtually every category than a projector besides image size.
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Hi

Everybody's use of an AS is a bit different. For us roughly 0% of the time is spent watching BluRay movies. Other than the news and weather, the TV rarely gets turned on for over the air stuff. For streaming, the resolution involved is generally so low that the "quality" of the TV really does not matter.

One minor consideration for us: How many people can watch the TV in the 33' at one time? It works fine for two. Past that maybe not so much. The 30' isn't much better. Either way it's a small group activity.

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to add to that question , is it smart meaning can i stream Netflix and hulu etc?
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For those of you that have purchased a 33ft Classic what is your opinion on the projection TV. Is it worth it and would you rather have a regular flat screen.
I have a 2018 Classic 33. Part of the over one year purchase decision was the entertainment system (admittedly, I'm still in the learning curve). I am impressed with the clarity and picture quality- particularly when viewing a good HD local broadcast TV signal, not to mention the sharp, higher quality you would naturally expect from BlueRay DVD. We do love it... it's like being at the theater; the great Bose sound and large crisp screen. I don't miss the flat screen at all. And the Polk Audio is phenomenal as well IMO!

Hope this helps-

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Sorry to be a party pooper but I didn't buy my Airstream because it has a tv, of any kind. Sure we've watched some tv and I finally put digitals in it but I'd rather throw a log on my caveman tv poke the coals a bit and swap stories with those around us.
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Sorry to be a party pooper but I didn't buy my Airstream because it has a tv, of any kind. Sure we've watched some tv and I finally put digitals in it but I'd rather throw a log on my caveman tv poke the coals a bit and swap stories with those around us.
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Until it pours rain for a week straight!

Never said I don't have or watch TV, campfire is first choice always over TV.

Please, continue discussing your preferences.
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