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Old 06-21-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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Lower cost 90 inches and larger flat screens might replace front projectors in the future



Sharp LC-90LE745U 90 inch LED LCD for under $10,000 at Best Buy


On Monday June 18th 2012 I stopped in my local Best Buy which has a Magnolia section. To my surprise there was a new Sharp 90 inch LCD with LED backlighting on display. The Sharp LC-90LE745U black levels and overall picture quality did not look as good as a 2008 model Pioneer PRO-141FD 60 inch 1080P plasma. Still there was something special about seeing a screen size of 90 inches. A 90 inch screen brings one closer to the home theater experience and it makes 60 inch displays appear to be small. One can sit as close as 9 feet from a 90 inch 1080P Sharp display and not see any noticeable artifacts. This Sharp 90 inch screen only consumes 138 watts of power and with a list price of only $10,999. In fact Best Buy is selling it for $9,999 which is a breakthrough price for a flat screen of this size. It was not too many years ago that 70 inch flat screens cost $20,000-$30,000 (Now Walmart and Target have 70 inch Sharp flat screens between $2,298-$2,499.99). Consumers can get a 90 inch flat screen for under $10,000. A 92 inch Mitsubishi WD-92840 rear projector can be purchased from an Amazon dealer for only $2,849 (3:2 pulldown judder for 1080p/24). Of course most consumers do not like rear projectors because of their weight and large depth. Still if someone wants a cheap 92 inch 1080P screen Mitsubishi is the only consumer electronics manufactory that is still making rear projectors.

There is something special with watching movies at home on a large screen like 90 inches or over 100 inches. Some high-end ceiling mounted front projectors can project images as big as 150-300+ inches but most consumers do not have a big enough home theater room for a 300 inch screen. Between 90 inches to 130 inches is the limit to what most people can fit in their home theater room unless developers start building bigger houses with huge home theater rooms.


The advantage of a ceiling mounted front projector like the JVC DLA-X30 is that they cost under $3,500 and have outstanding black levels. Also the JVC DLA-X30 ceiling mounted projector is around 3 times cheaper compared to the Sharp LC-90LE745U 90 inch flat screen. The disadvantage of front projectors is that a dark room is needed for viewing and the advantage of flat LCD screens is the lights can be on for causal local news watching during the day.

As 90 inches and 100+ inch flat screens become more available we should start to see several for under $10,000 in the future as long as inflation does not increase too much. Possible 90 inch flat screens within 5 years might be under $5,000. There is a possibility that one day Front Projectors could disappear within a decade or so if large 100+ inch flat screens become very cheap.

The ideal flat screen in the far future would be an 8K or 4K 100 inch OLED that is as thin as a pencil. Possible several decades from now a 16K screen that is around 150+ inches and as thin as a poster could become a reality (it might even roll up like a poster for shipping and storage).


Sharp Unveils 1st 90-inch LED LCD TV


It looks like Sharp well terminate dealers accounts that ship 90 inch screens by the Internet/mail order and those retail stores that sell the sets to far below list price.

Sharp Imposes UPP On New 90-Inch Aquos TV

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Wow
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How would you fit a tv like that through the door without assistance?
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How would you fit a tv like that through the door without assistance?
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“It also dispels the myth that the set is too big to fit in most homes. The screen will fit through any standard door size.”

http://www.twice.com/article/486089-Sharp_Unveils_1st_90_inch_LED_LCD_TV.php
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A five year loan would cost you about $220 a month for five years. But you could use your tax return to offset the cost. Assuming you get a return.
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I can wait, when a 90-100" flat panel gets to the $5000 mark I will get one.
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I can wait, when a 90-100" flat panel gets to the $5000 mark I will get one.
Imagine OLED with such a size. Pure HT heaven
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Wouldn't it be a heck of a lot cheaper and better, just to get a projector and a screen?

Just sayin...
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Won't replace front projector - no-one will do CIH with a flat panel.
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For 10K you can have an entire theater room if you have the space projector and all. Of course you would have already need to have a receiver and or amp speakers etc. If you do most of the labour yourself its a win win. Or if you shell out 3-4k for a great projector you still have 6-7K budget for your room. I'm sorry. If the misses said here's 10k for your HT addiction. I couldn't see blowing it all on one LCD....SMDH
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If the misses said here's 10k for your HT addiction.
I couldn't see blowing it all on one LCD....SMDH
You've got a nice wife, if she would be willing to give you 10k for your HT.
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The Sharp LC-90LE745U which has a list price of $10,999 is now being sold for around $6,799 by some mail order companies.

http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=LC90LE745U
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The Sharp LC-90LE745U which has a list price of $10,999 is now being sold for around $6,799 by some mail order companies.

http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=LC90LE745U
Prices on all large screens are dropping like stones. Sharp, which is having financial troubles, will either fold or go very hard into a market-share grab; I predict the latter. By the end of the year, or next year this time, they will round off in the $5,000 range, if not slightly lower.

They want the buyers, and that's the buyer's range. People buying other brands will be going for a sharper image, but Sony and the others will see their share of the market drop, and lower prices as well.

The usual insulation for that is reducing production, and introducing scarcity. That will not fly this time - too many people have pretty nice flat screen now. If they want to move them, they have to lower margin, slim down the distribution channel, and drop all the useless add-ons that no one uses.

It's coming.
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