Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
Never thought of this. UST projectors are on my radar this year. 77" OLEDs and such are coming down in price, but huge displays just aint easy to deal with and I love the UST concept.
If I get one, it will be used for everything, so 25 hours a week prob.
With very good 1080`s in the 6 to 8 hundred buck range and 4K`s in the 1200-2K range...…..the math just does pencil out on a laser one for me, maybe there is some performance metric I am over looking, but my 600 buck lamp based model looks very good......it is going to take a while to break even compared to a lasers costs up front...…..
I took about 5 minutes to change the bulb with a Philips screw driver and it was good as new again......I wonder what the reduction in lumens curve looks like on a laser and if 4 or 5 thousand hours of that 20k hour rating on the laser is at 80% lumens as new output.
I think they do pretty well up to the end of maintaining output, a bulb does slope off pretty good.....it just depends on what you want.
I am not anti laser and now that the prices have been coming down I am looking at them more and more.....but the math is not penciling out for my application at this time, for others it might fit and be perfect for their application.
Depending on application 20k hours might be a lifetime or a few years.....
I was just talking yesterday and a friend has some 15 year old 20K projector he wants to hook up, no HDMI and 4:3 output, is that even worth using now at all ? So at some point, no matter how many hours a lamp/laser lasts, it will not play current content...….
Just some things to mull over...…..I am super excited to see these new laser offerings and that the price is dropping more and more,,,....great times for sure !