Originally Posted by Laredo
LED is a game changer. The politics on changing the "status quo" is evident in the time it is taking to do the obvious.
Once a decent affordable LED projector is on the market who in their right minds will buy anything else.
They know the market shift is coming when it does it will be everyone on the band wagon. I am waitting:)
At this point, LED is a no-show.
For $500 you can get a 720p traditional lamp projector with 720p resolution, and a 5,000 hour lamp life. It runs at 205 watts in eco mode vs. about 100 watts for most LED models, but it has about 5-10 times the brightness. It has bigger/better optics, a more uniform image, a larger DLP chip, etc. Oh, and it costs less right off the bat to purchase. (Optoma HD180)
Yes, there is a caveat you throw in there: "Once a decent affordable LED..."
That's the issue. There isn't that product out there. We're several years into LED projectors and there isn't a decent affordable 1080p model out there. The brightness is significantly better, but it doesn't offer up the standard 1080p resolution that front projection demands. The line up of what LED projectors currently (currently!) don't offer is very long. Frankly, it's very disappointing as well. By this time I would have figured LED projectors would be in the same box as the BenQ W1070 or Optoma HD131, and that the only real difference between the two would be brightness. Want/need more lumens? Get the W1070! Only have a 100" screen and want to never change lamps? Then for the SAME money, buy the L1070!
I'm hopeful things will get there, but they certainly aren't there yet and those that love their LED models hopefully have seen what a traditional lamp 1080p model really offers them so they have a basis for comparison.
Still, I would love to pick up the PF80G to really put it head to head to my W1070 or to other 1080p models out there.