Originally Posted by usualsuspects
"Cheaper" - yes, but Art did not put an upper cap on the price range, and an Isco III is not cheap (5K) plus min 5K for a 1080p projector puts you into the 10K and above range - that is a very different market than the less than 5K world.
Which is where most of us live including myself...
Another way to go about this is to dump the projectors primary lens. If your goal is anamorphic, why do you need two lenses in the projector? Or adaptive optics for the 1.78 and under crowd.
The primary lens on the projector focuses the image. The focus ring on expensive cylindrical lenses is for fine tuning the stretched image at it's edges, not the whole image as it interacts with the primary lens focus.
Also there is a crowd that want to remove the lens for 16:9...
How many 4k rejects? I don't know, but there are bound to be 4k projectors on the used/scrap market at some point in the next 3 years.
Given that there was no retail listing for the 4K projector (it is a special events hire product), I seriously doubt that there will be surplus numbers to have "Monday mornings" or Friday afternoon" stuff-ups in the plant...