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LED 1080p?

What is taking so long for 1080p LED to hit the mainstream? Have we basically given up on LED as a tech?

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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What is taking so long for 1080p LED to hit the mainstream? Have we basically given up on LED as a tech?
It's nearly mainstream. There are already a few affordable LG 1080p LED models:
LG PF80G
LG PF85U/K
LG PF87K
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There are no Pico 1080p chips and most of the LED projector manufacturers are focusing on the Pico technology from DLP.

There are a number of LED driven projectors which are 1080p, but most are expensive and lack the brightness necessary for serious projection.

But, the LG model (PF85U) listed above is really the prize IMO. It's got a fair price and delivers enough lumens for a respectably sized screen in a decent room.

I think the hold up is still LED brightness, but it's still moving forward from what I can tell.

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The hold up for forever on this is simply "corporate greed".

They don't want to throw away a billion dollar bulb profits and upgrades to new projectors?

If LG had a quality zoom lens and was about 10db quieter we would not even be
having this discussion year after year

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The hold up for forever on this is simply "corporate greed".

They don't want to throw away a billion dollar bulb profits and upgrades to new projectors?

If LG had a quality zoom lens and was about 10db quieter we would not even be
having this discussion year after year
Correct!

BTW, I have 1200hrs on my LG PF85U now and still loving it. I hope next year we see those lumens go higher with quality optics.
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Excellent question OP. I too can't wait til LED lumens improves in these projectors so I can finally make the switch. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my BenQ W6000, but lamp life in it is terrible and I'm sick of spending $300 every 5 months on a new lamp. We're talking $1200+/year on lamp replacements. That's ridiculous and it's crushing my wallet.
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Excellent question OP. I too can't wait til LED lumens improves in these projectors so I can finally make the switch. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my BenQ W6000, but lamp life in it is terrible and I'm sick of spending $300 every 5 months on a new lamp. We're talking $1200+/year on lamp replacements. That's ridiculous and it's crushing my wallet.
$300 every 5 months? Even if the year had 15 months in it, it'd only be $900.

In terms of LFE, size does matter!
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$300 every 5 months? Even if the year had 15 months in it, it'd only be $900.
Which is enough for a used car
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Excellent question OP. I too can't wait til LED lumens improves in these projectors so I can finally make the switch. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my BenQ W6000, but lamp life in it is terrible and I'm sick of spending $300 every 5 months on a new lamp. We're talking $1200+/year on lamp replacements. That's ridiculous and it's crushing my wallet.
If you are buying 4 lamps a year, the you watch way to much tv.
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The hold up for forever on this is simply "corporate greed".

They don't want to throw away a billion dollar bulb profits and upgrades to new projectors?

Yep, riding out cash cows and also not wanting to risk significant changes. That is a reason why LED innovation is coming from some other more non-traditional projector makers such as LG. If I am a risk averse CEO of a projector company, I am going to keep an eye on LED offerings, knowing it is the light source tech of the future, whilst riding out my current tech line of projectors long as I can, without taking the risk of jumping ahead offering LED projectors that might fail or take away from current line sales. That again is why a "disruptor" is need to get things moving, by a company(s) outside the traditional space.
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