Please correct me if I am wrong but -

If -

The current price of the LT-150 at Dell with the 20% discount is $2112.(good luck selling them here for $2500)

And the Current price from same for the LP530 is $3750.

(prices good through 7/31 for new customers using Dell web site, just call the 877 number and an operator can give you

the 20% discount and free shipping, and order confirmation

in the same phone call.)

And the LT-150 bulb has a life span of 1000 hours with a

cost of $500.00.

And the LP530 bulb has a life span of 4000(assuming saver

mode 1600 lumens doubles stated life of 2000 hours at 2000

lumens), with a cost of $329.

Then-

Even at $1700 the cost of the LT-150 at 6000 hours would be $4,200 and the cost of the LP530 would be $3,960.

The LP530 has a Sage/Farouja deinterlacer/scaler built in, and can be upgraded to component inputs. Does this not

sound like a HT targeted product.

Taking into account the bulb cost over time, and the external deinterlacer/scaler that the LT-150 would need, the

LP530 at $3795 looks like a better buy to me than the LT-150 did at $1700. Not to mention at almost double the

brightness(assuming saver mode 1600 lumens in video mode with white turned off would drop proportionaly even with the

LT-150 with the white segment turned off).

What am I missing here?

I do profess to not know what I am talking about. This is

why I am asking for some input from this forum on the

validity of my observations.

Just one more observation -

If history is a valid yarstick with which to measure the future, then we will not be willing to pay $2000 for the LP530 in 6 to 12 months because it will be such an underperformer compared to then current projectors. Think abount the Dreamvision DL-500 at $6,500 compared to the

LT-150 at $2112 or $1700 today.