Originally Posted by FrantzM
I do not mean to hijaclk the thread but this bear another question. What do you really gain? I will repeat that I am just getting in really High End video and I have a lot to learn but on paper it looks like some lower priced PJ are as good or even better than these on a small screen... So why would one purchase a PJ which is meant for big screen only to reduce its light output to match a screen a screen that would be lighted adequately and some would say better by a less expensive PJ?
If that is OT , I apologize in advance and stand ready to delete the post...
At the moment there really is no cheap alternative to a 3 chip DLP. I personally have not seen a PJ that produces an image like the 5k. I own a D80 and HT3k and consider these to be outstanding in thier price range but they fall a bit short of an HT5k. The only machines with the onboard processing quality of the 5k are the other Sims....period. High end VPs are redundant from D80 up. Also itro 800 ANSI CR is hard to argue with.
Also you may have missed the fact that the 5k can be configured in dual lamp mode individually selectable and dimmable and in combination with a filter this allows constant light otput over a very large part of the lamp life. It can also throw a far larger image than we are talking about here. A dual lamper on 14ft will need to be dimmed unless its at super long throw. Long throw is another reason you may need one of these on a smaller screen, lens options range from 0.7 all the way up to 7 throw ratios.
There are however many fantastic solution for the smaller screen. I use 2 of them (one dimmed) and they still have much of the stellar image of the 5k, just without the 3 chipper WOW. The new "e" models are even better
I think on this thread "smaller" probably still means 10ft.
The fact remains that with a calibrated 1080 panel with the pixels properly addressed you are almost sure to have a fantastic picture.
No apology needed at all.