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post #61 of 79 Old 01-12-2017, 12:23 PM
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Consider this: I'm on my second bulb on my w1070 from 2011, and I watched around 5500 hours on the first one and 5000 hours on the second so far, and the replacement bulb cost me literally 80 bucks.
where did you get your bulb may I ask?

there are threads about this, but I keep reading horror stories; sounds like you found a source that worked well.
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where did you get your bulb may I ask?

there are threads about this, but I keep reading horror stories; sounds like you found a source that worked well.
I got mine from alibaba, likely similar sources as everyone else. No issue with it except at the start it was so bright the projector was overheating like crazy and I had to clean up the dust inside to avoid it shutting down after 5 minutes. But that's not the lamp's fault.
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One thing for sure, it's not going to be an LCD and preferably something with a solid state light source. I'm tired of worrying about bulbs dimming and power cycling the projector.
I'm very interested in laser or a led based projector. My Wife will end up sleeping while infomercials play all night. However for the under 3k crowd this seems like the only benefit.

I think the answer is still the same as its always been. Buy a flat panel if you don't want to deal with this stuff. We may end up with a oled tv instead of another projector.
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Here is some more info/pictures for everyone.

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Is LG planning a (ultra) short throw version of the HF80J? Does anybody know?

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I'm very interested in laser or a led based projector. My Wife will end up sleeping while infomercials play all night. However for the under 3k crowd this seems like the only benefit.

I think the answer is still the same as its always been. Buy a flat panel if you don't want to deal with this stuff. We may end up with a oled tv instead of another projector.


Yes, there seems to always be some kind of compromise. I've been using projectors since 2005, don't plan on going back. I've only purchased flat panels for computers and gaming. The bang for the buck is just to good to pass up on these budget projectors.


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An AVS enthusiast would buy a great performing 1080p TV before a run of the mill 4k and then rationalize it by saying 90% of content is still 720/1080. The average Joe will look at that same 1080p and go "psssh, gimme the 4k."
Interesting you say that. If you see my prior posts, you will find that I am trying to buy a used high end 1080p projector. Summary of my recent "quick and dirty" evaluation of Sony 360 4k, JVC x550 4k eshift, epson 4040 4k, Sony 2k, my qualia 004 2k, Benq 2050 2k..
The 4k projectors were superior with true 4k sources.
For dish 2k sources, the 4k projectors were actually INFERIOR. This is just my personal opinion. With dish 2k, the 4k projectors showed a lot of scaling noise, video noise, some posterization and over all annoyance. At least one owner of Sony 5000 laser 4k ($60k projector) saw the same thing that I saw. Of course, many others, including most experts, are very pleased with 4k projectors. I am no expert and am probably missing something..
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1080 is fine. There's not enough material or advantages to spend big bucks for a 4 k projector right now
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That price is a little higher than I was expecting. Hopefully some reviews will start rolling in soon.


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1 reference price of 1500$, it's cheaper than on eBay. The Korean sellers prices are always more expensive than US sellers. Need to wait when there will be a projector in the United States. In any case, lower prices will be in the summer or fall.
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Appeared on the market 3 models of laser projectors.
LG HF80JA (US),
LG Andante HF80JS (Europe)
LG HF80JG (simplified).
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So Americans would rather buy a projector without 3D, even though the exact same model in Europe has 3D? Same exact hardware, less features.

Less is more? Uhh, no, less features is less, especially if it's just a difference between firmware.


Personally, I don't care about 3d. However, I am totally fine with (in no particular order):

LED or laser
HDR
DLP
1080p
8,000:1 or better measured CR
$1500 - $1900 or less

I suspect I'll remain disappointed a while longer.

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Anyone have experience with laser projectors? How's the color gamut compare to a standard projector?
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Something the subject decayed. Does not appear the owners of this projector? I personally have bought 80 and he's still better than the 1500 model.
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Something the subject decayed. Does not appear the owners of this projector? I personally have bought 80 and he's still better than the 1500 model.
Esegan,

In what ways is it better? Focusing ability with better quality lens? More accurate color? Brighter? Better contrast?

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Esegan,

In what ways is it better? Focusing ability with better quality lens? More accurate color? Brighter? Better contrast?

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Yeah, 80 on the basic parameters of better than 1500. 80 best sharpness, but it's no secret we all write about it. 80 brighter, better, more correct blue color, not there is a touch of red as 1500. As 80 better diagonal lines, less the effect of a saw (stairs). Better calibration capabilities for color transmission. 80 is not offset color 20 tochechnye with a strong change in 2 tochechnye some color. Appeared adjustment (gamma) for 20 points as the Panasonic plasmas, very convenient. Same in US models there are many languages, probably more than 50 languages, which will please people from other countries.
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