Originally Posted by Deja Vu
You may be right but how many times does 3D have to die before it's finally dead?
I can tell you 3d is not dead with school age kids. My grade schooler, and ALL her friends, are much more excited to see a movie in 3d compared to 2d. Even my high school daughter is pro 3d if it is a blockbuster movie and not a tear jerker they make for teenage girls.
Every year she makes me take her to the latest Hobbit movie and it HAS to be the 3d version. I think some of it is she wants to see it in 3d and some is it is seen as more prestigous, or whatever, to see the FULL 3d version.
Originally Posted by zombie10k
...regarding the comments on the laser life, that doesn't really answer my question. I'll post this from the response on the Epson thread. I still want a scientific answer on the life expectancy of that laser module when used in high lamp.
my question still stands though, when do we reach 80/60/40 % of the original brightness. A lab tech who worked on this technology must know the answer. Some people are banking on the 1100 lumens for a large, low gain screen and some are planning to use it like a TV so it's not likely going to be used in a bat cave for those scenarios.
1100 lumens in high lamp, ~800 in mid, ~ 550 or so in low. The light source may not be easily 'renewable' after the 3 year warranty is over, I think for $8,000 it's an important question to ask for those looking to own it for the long term. As much as UHP lamps are a pain, I have a 7 year old Planar 8150 that looks brand new when I pop in a $100 OEM lamp.
You nailed it! I like having head room to burn with my 133" hp 2.8 screen. As the bulb ages I can open up the lens aperture and maintain consistent brightness for the effective life of the bulb. I am at 1000 hours on my current bulb and still at lens ap 1. If I want to watch a 30 minute tv show, no problem. If I leave it on a little longer and then end up not using it, no problem. I am not held hostage by the bulb. I know of many folks that run their setups too dim because the bulb has aged out or have a sense of anxiety if they run the pj frivolously.
If I go to a little larger AT screen I would really need a consistent 1000+ lumen output. If high, calibrated output does not put out much more than 1000 lumens AND it dims faster than is advertised, well then you are held hostage by the whole $8000 pj and not just a $300 bulb.
But if I can get 1000ish on medium power, and the half life is proven, then one can make plans how to really use the unit.