Originally Posted by rlhjr34
I'm not sure how we can say it's not geared for Home Theater when it advertises compatibility for 2.35 screens.
Well the W5000 had somewhat mediocre CR performance. The W6000 is rated twice as bright (100% brighter) with only a 40% brighter lamp.
That doesn't add up, how are they getting the extra Lumens? It's pretty much got to be a less restrictive light path, white segments, or brilliantcolor with secondary segments.
None of which are good for picture quality/CR. We say it's not targeted for HT because it appears they've sacrificed PQ for Lumens, something that's done in business-targeted machines.
Compare to the IN83 which has a larger lamp (300W) than the W6000 yet isn't as bright, because it's HT targeted, meaning somewhat restrictive light path, no white segments and (I think) no secondaries on the wheel, all of which are good for PQ/CR).
Originally Posted by dangc
Yes the LED machines will be interesting to watch but not sure where that will fall in pricing and they will have limited lumens for smaller screens.
But remember even if an LED projector is "only" 600-700 Lumens, it's essentially that bright forever, so buying a 600-700 Lumen LED machine is like buying a 1200-1500Lumen lamped machine once you account for lamp dimming.
You can go pretty big with an RS20 or Planar 8150 or W5000 when they're new, it's after a few hundred hours when their brightness drops that it becomes a problem.