The thing is I just checked prices for replacement bulbs for the Optoma HD25 and the Benq w1080 and still they are in the $ 250 to $ 380 range.
Let's see now ? if you do get a HD25 or a W1080 and keep it for about 5 to 7 years your going to maybe get 2 bulbs for it from $ 250 to $ 380 so that will come out to about $ 500 - $ 760 range.
Yeah I can live with the 1280 X 800 with these LED projectors if that's what I would have to do to if I were to get a affordible bulb based projector.
Just buying the LED projector at $ 500 to $ 800 basically pays for it's self comparied to the bulb based projector.
Now don't get me wrong I would love to have a 1080P LED projector and there are a few out there now like the Acer K750 , the Viewsonic Pro9000 and Panasonic's PT RZ470.
The PT RZ470 is out of most people's cost range.
The Viewsonic and Acer K750 ? well if the price comes down then yes it might be something to get.
It also matters if someone can live with ? or live without 3-D.
For me ? I have not really gotten into 3-D and wanting to at least check it out at home.
Still I have heard not great things about the Acer K750 with it's half backed perfomance with blacks, coloring is off and in fast action motion it blurs.
The Optoma HD91 is another one that will be far out of my price range.
Actually I could get by with the Acer K335 or Vivitek Qumi 7 for movies and thought about getting the Oculus Rift for 1080P and 3-D.
On a Russian website with the Acer K335 I don't know if this is a typo but in the focus&zoom for that projector they have manual.
I don't see any zoom ring on that projector like the Qumi 7.
It's going to be a debate and battle between the Vivitek Qumi 7 and the Acer K335.
What's going for the Acer K335 is the higher Lumens.
I can only guess that the Acer K335 will have some if not all of most of the features that the Qumi 7 has.
What's going for the Qumi 7 ? well it's rumored but not confirmed that it has glass optics as in a glass lens and with that will help with a more proper focus and hopefully clear picture.
The Qumi 7 has a zoom lens which is confirmed.
The Qumi 7 also has it's own web browser.
So ? which one ? The Qumi 7 is rated at 800 Lumens vs the 1000 Lumens that the Acer K335.
Is it worth giving up 200 lumens for the features that the Qumi 7 has compared to the Acer K335 ?
I guess we will see in the next up coming months as some will buy them and test them out.