Will 1080p Front Projectors come down into the $1,000-3,000 price range? Ever?

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  1. JediFonger

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    i forgot to put "front projectors". lol!!!

    silly me.

    the question i wanted to ask is if 1080p front projectors will hit those price points and if so, when do you expect that? i'm thinking 2015.
     
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    Will 720P come down into the1-3K range? Ever?

    Will DVD players sell for under $100 ...ever?

    Yup.

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    Of course it will. You can find off brand sets now for that much. Expect around christmas that a decent 42-50 inch 1080p will be in the 2200 range. As for projectors the hope is a little different. As of right now I know of three that are out and all are hovering around the 10k range. I suspect around christmas that there will be around 10 projectors out that will do 1080p and the avg will cost around 6k. I am saving now until the new sets of infocus projectors come out, so i can get my hands on their 1080p (releasing around feb of next year i hope)
     
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    Figure we are at least 1 year away from FP units using 1080p at an under $3000 price point. Likely 18 months to 24 months.

    40" LCD flat panels at this resolution should come quicker ...

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    i forgot to put "front projectors". lol!!!

    silly me.

    the question i wanted to ask is if 1080p front projectors will hit those price points and if so, when do you expect that? i'm thinking 2015.
     
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    I wouldn't bet your house on that prediction. [​IMG]

    My BenQ DLP FP 8700+ from 2 years ago which sold for $6K here in Canada has been replaced with the 7700 with can be had at $2100 retail.

    Figure the 10K units dropping in price by 30-40% to the next generation and within 2 years ... it is at $3000.

    Some are already talking about the Panasonic AE1100 LCD projector at 1080p ... potentially. 9 years away ... unlikely ... thank goodness.

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    sure about that? 1080p isn't exactly a commodity product like the 720p projectors are becoming.
     
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    1080p projectors were 30K a couple years ago with the Qualia 004, now the Ruby at under 10K (and a better projector) and Sony apparently intends to release one cheaper than this that seems to be expected to MSRP at 5K which means it'll street probably a good deal less than that, so yes I expect 1080p FP to be in that pricerange within a couple years. I doubt 1080p DLP will hit those pricepoints that soon though, that would be extremely surprising.
     
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    well, i meant other co. i've been following that sony trend, taht's why i was asking. FYI: www.projectorcentral.com is a good resource.
     
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    Looking forward to trying out Runco's first 1080p FPTV ... at $10K price point. Should be interesting ...

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    is that the 1 that can "scale/output" to 2:35?
     

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