Does anyone know if there are laser based projector in development and which manufactures would have them?
I assume the delay will be more a patent and business decision delay than a technical one.
Even for the same price the fact that the light source is constant and doesn't need replacement will make such projector the preferred choice.
I share your boat.
Mits has already announced RPTVs this year, but it's looking more and more like 4th quarter before we see one. Good things really do take a little longer, so it seems.
As far as FP goes, someone, I forget who, had a private viewing of a FP prototype at CES last January.
TI showed a LED based FP prototype at Infocomm ( not the pocket / pico type, but a real 400ish lumen FP ) using the phatlight chipset. I've read posts here that Optoma is planning model using phatlight to be released sometime next year.