And so you know the path YOU need to take- you're already better-off than most; you have a goal and you know what it will take to achieve it. (or you could just ignore that 3D disc like I do..)
Personally, I'd love to show you the 2D we get on the HD5 vs the 3D available in a Highlight 660 on the same screen...I think the results might make you think a little harder, but then again, maybe not.
Perhaps I need to contact my DPI sales manager....
I'm just playing. However let's recap:
DPI Highlite 660: MSRP of $35k, 8k lumens, .69" DLPs, Chinese Lens, Active 3D capable, 2k:1 full field contrast, UHP lamps
DD HD5: MSRP of$33k, 5k lumens, .95" DLPs, Minolta High Contrast Lens, 2k:1-10k:1 (depending on installation and aperture choice), Xenon lamp
Sony VPL-VW1000ES: MSRP of $25k, 2k lumens, SXRD 4K imagers, Sony hybrid lens, 1M:1 stated contrast, 3D, UHP lamp.
Titan Reference 660 3D: MSRP of $62k, 4-6k lumens, 2K res. Minolta High Contrast Lens, 5k:1 contrast, UHP lamps
In my opinion, the Sony isn't really in the running because it's 10k lower in price. I'd compare it to the HD6 at only 2000 lumens, again they tick the feature boxes very well...
I guess I view it as a situation of tools vs toys.
If you want to drive a 16' wide screen you need a monster projector, whether that screen in perfed or not, woven, etc no longer matters. The very first screen I saw that was 17' wide in a home was paired with a Runco SC-1 at a cool $250k. That was a modified DCI projector (a 2K Christie....).
Edited by DanFrancis - 7/29/13 at 8:10pm