Originally Posted by LoveMovies
There was tons of excitement when the "cheap" Ruby was announced with so many people buying them. At least as much when the Pearl was announced or more. Now there are so many people wanting to buy the RS1. I'll bet there are very few Ruby or Pearl owners who will buy an RS1. This means that in the last year or so, there must be a huge number of people getting 1080p projectors.
These new prices are wonderful. I can't wait for my RS1.
I would not say that this is the how the majority of the public is making their HDTV purchases.
"Tweeter President and CEO Joe McGuire attributed the downturn to a dramatic decline in consumer demand for projection TVs, and plummeting average selling prices (ASPs) on plasma displays.
Our revenue continues to be two different stories: one is the growth in flat-panel TVs, the other is the continued decline in the projection television business that we saw last quarter, and has continued this quarter, he said. ... Our customers clearly embraced 1,080p technology in large LCD flat panels".http://twice.com/article/CA6404628.h...dustryid=23098
Of course the average consumer is unaware of the LCD panel uniformity issues (here called clouds) afflicting some leading brand names:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9379876
So always proceed with caution with new and especially leading edge technology!