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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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Old 09-29-2017, 01:02 PM   #7
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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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Old 09-30-2017, 11:29 AM   #9
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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!

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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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Old 01-24-2018, 07:55 PM   #13
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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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I found that the only time I really watched our TV was when we got stuck an extra night because of weather...first thing we watched was a news report that covered the area weather. I suspect the comment about 'raining for a week' is too true!

Other than that, can live quite nicely without it.

I do carry a digital converter just in case all I can find is digital channels...our TV is original, and was built prior to digital channels...so far most KOA TV cable connections have been analog.
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@zybane, I agree with you on the fact that OLED is superior to projection; however, theaters are projection. I read my first post and spent too much effort talking about what I had rather than the point (sorry). My point is that with 4K sitting close is mandatory. The charts seating for home theater setup will surprise with the recommended distance. Six to eight feet is optimum in most cases - the width of an Airstream per se. The charts say 6 feet for a 65" TV is optimum for 4K movies. In my opinion, the new layout addresses an important component for today's living- media and mini office. There should be more options than a dinette.
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We bought the 2018 30' over the 33'. A few reasons why; one of them was the TV.
you cant turn it to angles, and it's very close up to the couch. Wasn't a good fit for us.
Also, pic quality, etc.
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This appears to be an old discussion and I assume that technology has improved since the last post. We plan to be in rural Idaho for much of the coming summer and will watch TV after a big day of hiking or fishing. We are considering using a projector rather than a flat screen TV due to limited wall space in our 2003 Airstream Land Yacht. While it is in near perfect original shape, it has no built in capability for more modern TVs. Any advice?
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This appears to be an old discussion and I assume that technology has improved since the last post. We plan to be in rural Idaho for much of the coming summer and will watch TV after a big day of hiking or fishing. We are considering using a projector rather than a flat screen TV due to limited wall space in our 2003 Airstream Land Yacht. While it is in near perfect original shape, it has no built in capability for more modern TVs. Any advice?
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First thing to look into is - what sort of TV signals *are* there in "rural Idaho" ? There is a lot of countryside that no longer gets usable broadcast TV. Unless your location is fairly close to a town, cable is unlikely.

This gets you to three types of programming: Discs (Blu Ray or DVD), internet streaming, or satellite. All have a bit of planning involved. That is as much part of the TV selection as anything else.

Carting a range of disks along means having someplace to store them. Are we talking a couple hundred or some other number? A lot depends on how much you like re-watching the same thing. Are they all new? A couple hundred disks will cost more than a lot of TV's do .....

Internet requires some sort of hookup. Out past the end of cable, that likely means a cell hookup. If we are in the "TV every night" mode, streaming gets us into a couple hundred gigabytes of data a month. I think our max has been around 600 or so. It is an unusual cell plan that is happy (or affordable) with that sort of usage. Depending on location, you may not be *able* to get a cell signal good enough to stream.

Satellite TV into an RV is a bit fun. The antenna needs to go somewhere and it's a weird device. Providers don't seem to really understand folks moving around. There may be hoops to jump through at each new site. There are subscriptions and boxes to deal with as part of it.

Why go through all this? Well, you are more putting in an "entertainment center" than just a TV. If your answer to the list above is "I want all of it" then there are a number of "lumps" involved. Add cable and broadcast TV and there are even more boxes and piles of "stuff". There will be a surprising number of cables going here and there.

None of this is to suggest putting in / upgrading a TV is a bad idea. It is a good idea. The only point is that thinking through *all* the aspects of this ahead of any mods / purchases is a really good idea. Figure out what you do and don't need to have along before you start doing this and that.

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Word of caution...image burn in.
Hopefully the software on the new OLED's have taken care of this. Supposedly it will dim the effected area if the chyron is on the screen too long.
FWIW...LG in the manufacturer most ALL OLED panels for ALL brands.
FWIW...this is our LG 65" 2017.👎 LG CS was no help at all, said it was our fault, claimed we were not watching with the proper settings. (factory default)

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