Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
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Until these lazy manufacturers get off their arses and build us Star Trek holodecks for under $1000, I say we VOTE NO!!! Stop being dim-witted SUCKERS! Who's with me?! WHO'S WITH ME?!! Uh...hello? Anyone? Bueller???
Oh Icon Master, you zany guy you... People aren't "suckers" for wanting to buy the best product available in their price range, even if it may not be perfect by your standards. You seem dissatisfied that we now have a projector that performs significantly better than last year's sweet heart, at half the price. Imagine that price/performance trend in cars for a moment. Go ahead, I'll wait.......
Back now? Great, let's continue.
6 or 7 foot screens? Puh-lease. I don't recall anyone who is planning on using a screen that small with their JVC, unless their room doesn't have space for anything larger. Most seem to be planning on at least 108", which apparently is the Perfect and Blameless Size.
"Blown all this money (nearly every year) for next to nothing..." I suppose some folks buy a new projector every year, but not the majority of us. And we don't get next to nothing for those dollars, we get thousands of hours of entertainment and enjoyment. And we're not sucking up to anyone. I'm just trading my hard earned US tender for a product that I want. No sucking whatsoever involved is in the transaction, honest.
Now, about this Perfect and Blameless LCD you mention...can I make it disappear into the ceiling when I don't want it? If a kid scratches it, can I replace the screen material for a few hundred bucks, without having to replace the other electronic goodies behind the screen? Can I drop it in a case and carry it with me elsewhere as needed? Can I buy it for $5k, now?
He who has mastered icons, would you care to wager that we will see a sub-$5k, 2,000 lumen, 15,000 CR projector, before we see a 108" LCD or Plasma that meets those criteria?