Originally Posted by HenryDudley
It's not an actual problem. It takes a couple of minutes here, so there's no need for any refocusing. Based on your environment it might not even manifest itself at all. The CA... okay, it's not very good, but I don't notice it on video. I can easily see it when browsing the web or doing other things with static graphics (especially straight lines), but I don't do that. As far as noise levels are concerned, yeah they are noisy. It's not something you'd put on your table for some casual TV watching like in the marketing brochures. Put it under a table or something though and crank up the sound a little and it's not a problem.
As for waiting, it depends on what you're looking for... Is it the right choice for the videophile to put in his home theater together with his $1000 screen? Probably not. The casual normal user though, who wants something that isn't fixed and that can just be whipped out wherever and whenever he wants to watch something, it's not bad. The only con is the noise.
I guess in a way with the LED projectors you're paying a premium for the technology and not necessarily the quality you might expect for the price range.
The casual consumers appeal for these projectors is the fact you get big screen for small price, but things changed
People in the past had to chose between 4000$ 50inch 720p HDTV vs 1000$ projector
Now it's for 700$~ you get one of those
HDTV with great IQ/no side issues VS
with average IQ and lot of issues that annoys people.
And you don't get noisy sounds, no CA, no focus change, no lack of inputs/outputs/bad black levels/lack of brightness at daytime/bad IQ (CA/blur/focus uniformity/etc)/etc by going with HDTV instead of those awful projectors
lol i know it sounds like ranting but I'm not, My point is only HDTV are getting bigger and cheaper as we speak while projectors are going backward with ton of issues that shouldn't exist in the first place (seems like they are trying to make quick money only) while resolution is lower (you need the high resolution for a big screen)/not bright enough to support really "big" screen which is the advantage of the projectors