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Offline Weisshaupt

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The projector tech is ALMOST there..
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-LS100-home-theater-projector-review.htm

This one uses a laser phosphor system - so Lamp hours are going to be in the 20,000 hour range. At 4000 lumen , Projector is also bright enough to use with a good amount of ambient light. And, its an ultra short throw - so its mounted maybe 2-3 feet in front of the screen. This one maxes out at 130 inches diagonal ( 16:9)  - My screen is 110, and trust me, its plenty big.  130 is really very, very large.

Of course this one isn't Ultra Hi Def, and its retailing for $3000 - but I am hoping to see the lamp tech work its way down .. but maybe it won't..
I thought by now 3 chip DLPs ( all of the benefit of DLP, but no rainbow effect)  would be common place, but that design is still only found in high end ($15k+) large venue stuff..

Of course you can now get a decent home theater projector for under $1000- and lamp cost have come down as well -

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-HT2050A-vs-Epson-2150-vs-Optoma-GT1080Darbee.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-HC-2150-vs-Optoma-HD39Darbee-review.htm

I have owned Sony, Panasonic and Epson..all were good.. I am on year 5 with the Epson.   Just now replaced a bulb ( $120) , and have been very happy with the performance.  The Epson 2150 is what I would get if I were buying one today- $750 and its bulbs are currently $50.
 ( okay I would probably also think hard about the Epson 3100  for around $1300 -  http://www.projectorcentral.com/epson-3100-review.htm)

But seriously moving to a projector was one of the best things I ever did.  I never want to go out to movies any more.. the picture, sound and  and experience and much better at home. Screens are.. mostly optional . A wall really will work quite nicely.   Also discovered that  my local university has a surplus store.. and they are selling very large, very nice Dalite pull down screens for $50..  Definitely check into that sort of thing where you are if you do pick up a projector - and you should.