Originally Posted by p5browne
How fast will a 4K Projector bulb burn out, and at what replacement cost, versus a Huge Screen 4K LED/LCD purchase?
How long between calibrations on either?
When will Plasma folk surrender to the 4K LED/LCD side?
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Originally Posted by fierce_gt
bulbs run 300-400 on average and last 3000-4000hrs usually. if you save it for only movies(what else is gonna be in 4k anytime soon anyway?) it's like a bulb every two years tops. sony has a 4k projector in the 10k range I think, so not only can you get a MUCH larger screen, that's WAY easier to move around, you also save several thousand even after a high end screen purchase to go with it.
personally, there is zero chance of a tv larger than 70" making it's way into my home. after doing a nice projector room, it feels like going back to a tube tv trying to haul home and set up on a monster like that.
my ultimate plan is a dual projector system. a nice 4k(maybe) projector for movies and critical viewing paired with a LED/Laser/Hybrid projector for casual viewing. unless somebody comes out with a lampless projector capable of really good PQ, then there'd be no need for two.
There's another side coming to FPJ that Firece kinda touch on...
Solid State light sources, i.e. LED and Lasers, will be here soon.
With them you get close to the same amount of hours as your do w/ FP's, 20,000+ hours.
They do dim, but only aprox 10-20%. So you'll likely only need one calibration. Maybe two for the purists after they've owned it for a couple years.
Then there will be zero lamp replacement costs.
Like Fierce also mentioned, aside form movies, what else will have 4K resolution?
Only a handful of TV shows are filmed in 4K.
So for me as well, I will have no need for a smaller size TV in 4K. Any TV I do have will be 1080P and cheap to put in the bedroom or some place for non critical viewing.
If FPJ manufacturers can get their act together, w/ UHD projectors that are solid state light sources and bright enough, they could give FP's a good run and take a chunk of the market.
Outside of some business applications, most 4K TV's will be too small to take advantage of the resolution in J6P's living room and give a good incentive for them to upgrade to a projector and screen.