Originally Posted by mastermaybe
What's "fair"? Comparing "perfectly working" lcd and dlp pj's and saying lcd will likely fail before the dlp?
This is getting too off-track, but just to wrap this up...
There are some tested field return rates available if I can dig them up again. DLP is more reliable for the reasons I stated if the color wheel is not likely to fail (and on most new DLP's it is exceedingly rare), you are obviously arguing this as an LCD owner and not based on actual logic and facts.
DLP has fewer parts and is not usually affected or degraded by heat, no dust blobs, no convergence, less electrical parts, and has closed OPTICS. The newer CW motors are basically the same as enterprise hard drive motors (like Seagate Cheetah SAS drives) and are exceedingly rare to fail. I clearly stated my point and you twisted them around acting like a total smarty party, I said we don't know which INDIVIDUAL PROJECTOR is more reliable from a forum, but if all else is equal DLP is more reliable because color wheel failures are so rare these days, and the three issues with LCD are not rare. There is no double talk there, that is CLEARLY stated. You used cheesy "attack words" to try to turn the argument around and send it to the gutter.
I am not a DLP fanboy if that is what you are hinting, my most watched PJ is an LCOS projector, and I darn well know it is not as reliable as DLP even though I paid 3x the cost of most DLP's. The initial point remains valid, if all else is equal...
If you ACTUALLY BELIEVE that COLOR WHEELS fail in the warranty period as often as an LCD having any of several problems (dust blobs, panel issue, polarizers, convergence, complex electrical, more parts), then you are seriously misinformed and there is no reason to continue this discussion. The panels aren't even usually the first thing to go anymore on LCD (though over-time convergence can become an issue again), but it's the polarizers. The open optical path also causes some parts to fog up easier or dust and LCD's will more than not eventually need to be cracked open for cleaning, even if you changed the filters regularly, There are three panels here and polarizers, more complex parts, more numerous electrical parts, and even more complex cooling is required for an LCD.
Even though the above is true, I would not move away from LCD for this reason, if you want an LCD, then go for it. Heck, I bought a JVC knowing the lamp issues and no CMS, so it's all just your own personal decision. It doesn't mean you have to come in here and try to belittle people with false info.Edited by coderguy - 2/19/13 at 10:50pm