Originally Posted by thrang
The consideration are thermodynamics and cost.
I’m sure a majority of 5000 owners are already dealing with managing heat from the unit in high laser mode - unless there was a breakthrough in some high light output / lower heat technology, a 10,000 lumen unit will be a vastly limited product
If they do something like that, I’d like to see a tiered approach - 5000, 7500, and 10000 lumen models all with newer sxrd panels that improve black floor and uniformity
They need to have a light engine separate from the projector/lens assembly in another room connected with fiber optics, I think others have done this already . By doing it this way you can run the appropriate cooling , including the necessary fan noise in another area, only bring the light to the projector with fiber optics, then size is not an impediment . Of course, I'm only referring to these large projectors of 5000 lumens and up , that said more cooling for the lower tier would not hurt either . Sony projectors run really hot compared to JVC, at least those I tested with a professional IR camera, so being more quiet is not necessarily a good thing unless running low laser settings. That said I have friends who have clocked nearly 3000 hours on laser light engines without issue , they are running on average about 60-70%, that could be why there are no visible issues . I don't think running any electronic components to the max is a good idea , excessive heat is not good, if it didn't matter, we wouldn't hear those fans screaming as they do on all electronic components.
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