Originally Posted by curiosus
I was looking for standard bulb projectors but then realized replacing bulbs could be a pain later so now I decided to get an LED projector instead (which claims up to 50k hours bulb life). Can you guys suggest the best bang for the buck LED projector for bed room use only (low light and less 100" is fine).
The forthcoming LG PF1500 is the model I would go with.
But, a bigger question is this: How much use do you plan on with this projector?
If you watch a movie a day (2 hours) then the lamp in a projector like the W1070 from BenQ will run for about 5 years. You get one original BenQ lamp ($250) and for under $1,000 you get about 10 YEARS worth of use out of a projector which is brighter, has better placement flexibility, has 3D, and has very good color.
The existing LG PF85 is certainly worth considering if you need something now, but quality LED front projection is not a priority for manufacturers. CHEAP is a priority, quality is not. LG seems to be the exception to this rule, and their upcoming PF1500 is really a very exciting model.
In reality, if you are happy to live with a quality hit, then there are a number of 500-700 lumen models which are 1280x800 resolution which may serve you just fine.