Originally Posted by sage11x
I would like to correct this thread:
Should I Buy an OLED or LCD TV or should I just be a boss and buy a projector?
Projectors have become very unexciting technology for me. The last time I was truly excited about projectors was when JVC released the RS1 and it's direct successors.
These days, you would think PJ technology would be very different, wouldn't you?
You would expect 4k to be in every projector, anywhere from the cheapest projectors to the highest end ones.
You would also expect RGB LED projectors to be dirt cheap and ubiquitous, and laser projectors not that much more expensive.
I mean, it's only been what? TEN YEARS?
Yes, it's been that long. And 4k is still not even close to being as affordable as it should be for the technology that would benefit the most out of the extra resolution.
It's been 10 years and most projectors are still using the same boring lamp technology that make projectors lose a lot of mainstream appeal because of how expensive they are, and how frequently you have to change them.
JVC does have a projector that is in line with our timeline (4k, laser) But not inline with the prices we would expect TEN YEARS LATER. I mean, the thing is $60,000.
I'm sure if other companies had competed with Sony, 4k would be dirt cheap by now on projectors by now.
The sad truth is that the economies of scale are not there so that projectors advanced as quickly as we'd like.
On the television side of things though, things are far more exciting.
High end OLEDs have prices that are low enough for enthusiasts to commit, and even the cheapest televisions have 4k and HDR these days. (there's a 50" 4k TLC for $300 street price for example)
Projectors still deliver the biggest image. It's just too bad that the advancements in projectors have made it really difficult for me to get excited about even considering one right now.