|Originally posted by HEAT
Your just talking about the X1 -its only recently that lcd`s have increased from 1,000 hours from ANY manufacturer(..and im only talking of lcd here because that was the technology in the comparison..) The lcd`s that last longer than 1,000 hrs only achieve so by 'bulb saving" modes -or recommending they be changed after 1,000 hrs..
So, were you talking about a used LCD or suggesting that someone buy an old unit? If you are talking LCD then the one that looks like it comes closest is the Epson Powerlite Home 10, since you claimed a $1k unit. That one shows 3000 hours in one mode and 2000 hours in another mode.
As people can see here
the bulb price is $199 from Epson. I haven't looked for lower prices.
So, once again, "What projector are you talking about?"
|Originally posted by HEAT
But if you want to take dlp-what about the Sharp? ,,How much would that cost over 10,000 hrs including the price?-10k +?(..and im talking normal average consumer prices-not the price you paid!)
The normal price is now less than I paid. I'm sure you can quickly check what getting an 11k from Japan would cost.
To tell you the truth I could care less what 10k hours costs. I don't see anybody who cares about good image quality using one for that long. They could replace it along the way with something much better and if money matters so much to them that they wouldn't consider this then they shouldn't be spending that much money now either.
I bet I won't even use mine for 500 hours, so the depreciation will cost me way more than a bulb. You could really break the price down to different segments. The first couple thousand hours will cost a fair amount. After a couple thousand hours (at least a couple of years for me) this 11k probably won't be worth more than $2k-$3k. Then the rate of depreciation goes down significantly.
I'll give the benefit of the doubt and assume 7 bulbs for 10k hours. That is buying 6 bulbs. If they were $400 that whole time that would be $2400, which would pale in comparison to the depreciation of the projector over that time. And if you think the prices of good G90s won't drop fast over the next 3 years you aren't paying attention to the advancements in digitals, IMO.
This 11k will probably cost me about $4/hour for the time I own it. Is it worth it? It is to me. I paid $2k for my 9PG+ and I've used it about 10 hours. That one will cost me maybe $50/hour if I sell it without getting it properly setup. Of course, not many people change their minds like I have at this point. If I had it to do over again I wouldn't have bought it, but I didn't know the 11k would work so well with my 3D system.
You could get a G70 for 5k thats going to work out 50% more cost effective than thew Sharp and have a much better pic.
As I pretty much said, if the price is even close the 100+ lb projector better have better images or why would anybody give up some of the advantages that the digital obviously has? I could go buy one of those right now (or I have the 9PG+ sitting in my hallway). But none of these could replace many of the things I get with the 11k.
If you are arguing that to get the lowest cost per hour over the next 5 to 10 years you should buy a used CRT then I don't disagree at all. If it doesn't break, your time working on it isn't worth anything, or you are lucky enough to get it going again without much cost. Even considering average breakdown rates it wouldn't surprise me at all if the lowest cost per hour was for one of these CRTs.
Is this forum moving toward a "cost per hour is the most important" kind of forum? From what I know I think CRTs still lead in image quality for videophiles, but it does seem like the discussions are moving more and more towards saving money.
For me picking my equipment isn't just about saving money.