I realize the lumens output finally appears to be more than the 1000 average we have been seeing with a multitude of projectors, but I am very surprised and disappointed with the 80k price as mentioned. These companies are not going to reach a broader market if TI, projector manufactures, etc, keep these exorbitant prices for their products.
At least the Sim2 M.150, which is probably the best LED driven projector to this point, and has an outstanding picture with its 1000 lumens, is more in line with a price point that is realistic for a larger group of potential customers, myself included. Everyone has a different disposable income level and it just seems that companies sometimes don't take it into consideration a lot. I'm fully aware higher performance means higher costs most of the time. It would be nice though if a bone was thrown our way a little more often.
Sorry for the rant. I was just hoping for DPI's new LED projector to be much less.