Originally Posted by David Shapiro
I didn't measure. But my perceived brightness seems equivalent. The issue for me is that we used it as our TV. We really racked up the hours and there was perceptible dimming. I ran it and had it calibrated in economy mode. A few months later I ran it at full power. When that began to dim, I looked for an alternative. I have to say that I'm delighted with the picture. Of course, I have a completely light- controlled room with dark grayish-green walls and ceilings. At the suggestion of my installer, I had the soffit for the drop down screen painted black.
OTOH, if we only used the projector for movies or concerts, I would have kept the 260.
Yes, thanks. I watch a lot of select Tivo'd TV on mine, too. Not all TV, but my wife and I's favorite shows anyway. As a dealer I got a cherry picked 260 and I've had an extremely good experience it. It has always run in economy mode, it's still on it's first bulb and I am at 2960 hours. I keep waiting for it to fail, but it's never even missed a strike. It may have a hard stop at 3000 hours, not sure, but will know soon LOL. 2 spare bulbs to go. On my 56" tall screen, I still measure 15.9ftl from the PJ (not counting screen gain). I was at about 23ftL in economy mode to start, IIRC. I have no complaints about it's brightness, although I do like the idea of LED. I also have been happy with it's implementation of dynamic black which the LED doesn't have AFAIK
Just haven't found one that could match the 260 in brightness and overall image, and I've tested a few, latest being a Mico 150 which was noticeably dimmer. But I have not played with a DPI 1000 yet. Focus has been a concern on some of the other units I tested. An optical engineer I work with with my A-lens stuff was using the same unit I was testing on a job. He told me that one (not a DPI1000) had the light path wide open to eek out every photon and that made it harder (not possible) for the LED units to get uniform focus (sides and middle at same time). How's yours?
Did you say your LED was a little quieter than the 260? Mine in Economy mode isn't objectionable, but a little quieter would be OK.