Ok- we are moving and looking to invest in upgrading our home theater. We were going to wait and save up for a Sony 60 inch rear-projection flat panel TV to the tune of $3500. However, Best Buy has a couple of items that are a great discount the day after Thanksgiving, and now we are not sure what to do. One is a Toshibe 51in rear projection monitor. Its a great deal at 50% off, but all the reviews I have read say they are unreliable and break a lot. I don't want to deal with that kind of hassle. They also have a Toshiba projector that will be 50% off, but I'm not sure if I want to go that route.
So, what are the benefits of a projector versus a big screen? I know projectors are great for movies, but what about for regular TV? This would be our main television, so I don't want something that is a lot of hassle. I guess I am asking for someone to convince me of the benefits of a projector- its cheaper and I won't regret the investment if we still decide to get the Sony down the line.
Any opinions and advice would be great. I know that flat panel rear projection tv's will be coming down in price as plasmas get cheaper- should we just wait and get the tv we really want, or would the ones on sale work just as well?