|Originally posted by David600
don't misunderstand me : like you, I wish a 3DLP could be sold to consumers for $10,000 but not now, if any. though $30K is still less than some high CRTs (Cinemax, G90 new).
What we need more now than 3DLP is HD DVD ! HD DVD will blow us away
One thing I find so interesting is that people pay a lot of money for just a little more performance in a projector and yet the sources make such a huge difference. We had a shootout of 6 under <$2600 projectors at my house this last weekend and I think the consensus is that the differences between the sources is way bigger than the differences between the projectors.
Aside from the convenience factor, HD looks the same whether it is live, on tape, or on HD-DVD. I have maybe 50 movies + other things taped in HD and people are pretty blown away with how all this looks on a 116" wide screen with a $2600 projector. We didn't have any >$2600 projectors there, but many people have seen the expensive projectors and were still amazed with seeing very clear HD on that big a screen. I do wonder what would look better to most people, DVD on an $8k projector or HD on a $2600 projector, although I think I know the answer for most situations (and assuming that black level isn't the only criteria). I know I was told by one person that my setup totally blew away the Sharp 9000 someone had seen, but that isn't as highly thought of as it used to be and it does depend on the conditions.
But, that said, I still want the 3 chip DLP or 1920x1080 LCOS and the HD.