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I meant more in regular Cnet, not the forums. If you visit home audio and video, front projectors are hardly mentioned or reviewed.
I think the main reason is...
that it's just a lot of trouble and extra cost for pictures under 70" diagonal. Just as you've probably heard, I think the picture quality is very good. With the right screen, you can also handle ambient light issues as long as your viewing angles aren't too wide. One thing you don't have with front projection that you do have with rear projection TV's are the sparkles you see on the screen surface from rear projection. I've got a 60" rear projection TV and I've never completely gotten used to it. Nevertheless, I didn't and wouldn't deal with the hassles for a 60" picture. If you are going big home theater on the other hand, it's the only practical way to go.
HONESTLY, MOST C-NET FOLKS AREN'T.............
THAT INTERESTED IN FRONT PROJECTERS.
BUT C-NET REVEIWS THESE ON A REGULAR BASIS.
Stop whining and do some research on your own.
Cranky today aren't we?
I look to Cnet for most tech products I purchase, so if they seem to be ignoring an area I find of interest I'm going to speak up. I don't consider this whining. Well, maybe a little.
OKEY. I APOLOGIZE.
YOU MADE ME LAUGH.
I CANNOT support your point of view.
FRON T PROJECTORS CREM DE LA CREM
A true movie theater experience expensive if you want a sweet picture. The main problem is expensive lamps short life span + you must use top notch equipment to back it up. also its so hard to find a store that has them on demo stewee
yea, that lamp thing is a problem...
Four or five years ago I tried to find a way to import aftermarket data projector lamps but the manufacturers are very tricky about it. To make them profittably, the bulb manufacturers need to have very large production runs and require extremely large orders for any one lamp. So, the projector manufacturers change the bulbs with almost every new model to keep the total demand for any one bulb low enough that it makes someone like me think twice about importing them. I mean, sometimes the only thing that makes one bulb differnet from the next is that they just changed the pin configuration on the back. No other difference. I even explored the possibility of selling kits where you built your own lamp by being able to change the pins yourself. It just didn't turn out to be practical. Too bad because if I could break their semi-monopoly on the lamps, I could afford the 3D TV josten just told me about. Eiko is doing it but their prices are so high you might as well buy from the projector manufacturers.