Budget TVs are notorious for bad input lag in the area of 30ms or more, which may affect gaming for a lot of people. Certainly good TVs with dedicated gaming modes have low input lag, but so do new gaming projectors. They’re at parity for the most part, and the old myth of projectors being sluggish is now just that, an old myth. Furthermore, good gaming TVs cost proportionally a lot more than projectors with the same performance once we figure screen size in.
To illustrate, the BenQ X1300i offers 1080p 120Hz with input lag of around 8ms. The BenQ TK700STi offers true 4K 60Hz at 16ms. Those are very impressive numbers that create smooth and responsive gaming on massive screens, unlike the limited and rigid form factors of TVs, which also weigh a lot more than projectors and therefore aren’t meant for repositioning. Your average gaming TV weighs around 45 lbs. The BenQ TK700STi weighs a mere six pounds. That’s an added extra we’d like to highlight before we forget. New generation projectors are far more compact and light than big screen TVs, whose screens aren’t all that big when compared to projectors yet the end result with them is a large, heavy device you’ll never want to move until you get a new one. By comparison, a fully fledged gaming projector is practically portable.
In any case, if you’re on a good gaming projector you get to enjoy large format viewing of your favorite titles regardless of genre, be it first person shooter or story-rich action RPG or anything else. And with the advantage of better mobility, you’re not locked in to a specific location for the entire lifespan of the product.