- Aug 11, 2002
Since the price of flat panel screens continue to decrease and their size is going up to 60" I could see Rear-Projection being a dead technology in 10 years. Anything bigger than 60" you would buy a Front-Projector while anything smaller would be a flat panel like LCD or Plasma. It seems quite plausible that the Rear-Projector's of today could become obsolete considering their size and weight. They may be the best bargain for HDTV today or even in 5 years but 10 years down the road things may be bleak in the Rear-Projection market. I'm guessing that in 10 years that over 90% of the market will be flat panel and Front-Projection. In 15 years Rear-Projectors will be obsolete though still in use. What do you think the fate of Rear-Projection will be in the future, or in other words how long does it have ?