Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
Nothing is being skewed. about 72% voted for 1,500 hours or less. Also the over 9,000 per year should be thrown out, since that is more than 24 hours a day, so impossible. And the people voting in this poll are the hardcore projector users, not joe public. I am sure Joe Public hours will be even lower. You guys can argue with this all you want, but I have talked to hundreds of people over the years, regarding how many hours they put on their projector during ownership and I can tell you, it is not anywhere near 1,500 a year average.
I think your math is wrong, as of 11/3/18 The data is still about what I said, for 1000 and under it is 49% and for over 1000 hours it is 50%. If you take out the over 9000 hours it actually makes the amount of users 1000 and under 50% and the users over 1000 hours exactly the same 50%. The numbers do not lie.
But if you also take out the under 50 to be fair by taking both extremes out then the percentages revert to 49% watch under 1000 hours and 51% watch over 1000 hours.
If you include the owners of projectors less than $3000 I think the numbers would increase in the amount of hours watched. When the cost goes down more people without a dedicated home theater room will use the projector as their main viewing source. In our group you have a lot of man caves where they are such serious people into home theater (spending tens of thousands on the system) that I bet if there are any other family members living in the home, that a big percentage of them are not allowed to touch the expensive system that the head of the house created
Are you high end home theater guys going to let your kids and wife use it when you are not there? I bet a lot of you will not.