I think I may have caused misunderstanding. I don't blame you at all!
it's easy to be confused by these new chinese projectors It seem there is a new paradigm. These seem to be something new and different because they are using HIGH RESOLUTION LCD and HIGH POWERED LEDS. The projector that you linked to only has a low resolution of 640 x 480, and use crappy up-scaling, The projectors I linked to are NOT those. These are entirely different
than the ones I linked to. In fact they have just sprouted up. They do share the single LCD design, but differ thereafter. I have seen the high powered LEDs on the upscaled low-res projectors. These are not thoseI've seen those low res units like the ones you refer and allude to (and many more like them) around a long time.
This one (and the others I linked to) are in fact the first single LCD, LED NATIVE HIGH RES projectors I have seen that have a native resolution of 1024 x 768
and a very,very powerful LED.
Please do not think I am not listening to your great advice here. I am thinking the the 3 LCD projector that I currently have (NEC VT580) with it's 3 lcd's is would potentially be a disadvantage to a single LCD design if done properly. (in fact the blue panel on these 3 LCD designs tends to change value over time. I am guessing that the decreased heat of the new LED lamps is possibly making a single LCD design possible and viable?
Perhaps you did not understand thatt these units I am referring to are NOT using the old up scaled low resolution units, but begin with NATIVE resolution LCD panel of 1024 X 768,. (native 720 obviously) and now use very high powered LED lamps
. I would be honored if some of you would look into this a bit closer. It may be benificial to all of us.
As all of you all know, new tech sometimes has a way of sneaking in through the back door of inexpensive Chinese products, and I believe THESE ARE ENTIRELY NEW TO THE MARKET that this just might be one of those times a detailed analysis would be prudent.
I have built one of the DIY units you refer to in the past using a very high res LCD panel, and other than the bulk and positioning issues and huge high wattage lamp the performance was superior to all but the very highest end projectors of a few years ago, and in fact is still in service in a large sports bar in my area. If the Chinese have managed to make single LCD / High output LED units *small* it would be great. If anyone could tell me the technical reasons why a single lcd panel as opposed to 3 lcd design would be inadequate if properly lighted and designed, I would be very appreciative. I am curious os inherent design benefits of 3 LCD panels over a single lcd panel. I was of the impression that the 3 panel was some sort of technical workaround and in fact was not a great idea. Thanks for your time! These seem to be the days when it is no longer true that "You get what you pay for" but it is certainly true that "You get what you research"
For clarity I'll link to to it again: