Originally Posted by ultra 150 pilot
4 k dlp pjs are going to be very expensive, the chips are bigger therefore they will need a bigger lens and larger case to hold it all. Look at all the .95 3 chip Dlps they start at 35k:eek:
Oh, no doubt. It's not like I expect to see something out soon at "reasonable" prices. I figure if we see 4K DLP next year, it will be 3chip something like a 4K Lumis, with the nominal $25k+ price tag. Maybe the year after that we'll see something under $20k.
My thought is less about being able to get a 4K DLP soon, and more that now that we know it's coming (which is a lot better outlook than not too long ago), I don't think it would be "prudent" (just thinking personally here) to get something as high end as a Cine 1000 that's not 4K, especially when I've got such a nice machine already.
I'm getting (have gotten) a different outlook on spending a lot on projectors. I think I went through 3 projectors (Toshiba MT700, InFocus IN76, BenQ W5000) in less than three years. Then I made the leap to something "high end", my Planar 8150, which even though I got a great deal, it was quite a bit more expensive than any of the prior machines. Despite that, on a cost/hr I'm sure it's by far the best value, I've had my 8150 for almost 3 years now I think, and it's looking like I'll probably have it another couple years. (Well except if maybe the HW100ES turns out to be nearly as special as the VW1000ES is