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Hopefully laser will overtake bulbs soon, my fear is the laser engines will die prematurely from some MFR's and we'll be wishing we had bulb based PJ's again.
I'm going to get a very small PJ eventually so I can place it in one of the smaller rooms to get rid of the TV. I cannot deal with 200-250 lumens though, if it were 500 I'd probably grab it. Still some ambient light in this alternate room.
I'll definitely be glad when there are more laser or LED options out there, I think it will still overtake regular bulbs, just takes a long time. I have a 50" TV and I almost never watch it. It's basically decoration at this point.
All we need is one decently low priced LED that either has dual LED bulbs or just one really bright LED bulb to produce some decent lumens. Then if we get that, the other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit.
Right now the home theater PJ business is an oligopoly, there is not enough incentive for them to replace the bulb projectors just yet, as it's going to take R&D to get the lumens high enough (if they even can).