As LCD monitors continue to get bigger (90 inch model displayed at InfoComm), and AV integrators already looking at the 80" model as a better solution than the projector screen combo for some installations, what type of impact do you think there will be on theaters? After all, many smaller theater companies rely on the cheap boardroom style projectors for their productions. Plus, if the price point drops enough, then many home theaters will also be disposing of the home theater projector in favor of large LCD TV/monitors.
In other threads we have already established that theater is relatively a small market in the overall scheme of things. So, just because projectors finally came into the realm of affordability of many smaller venues (who could then afford to start utilizing video in their production) doesn't mean that we are a big enough market share to keep it going.
Where does the cutoff lie between size of screen and practicality (besides the size of the door to bring it in the building)? Obviously this does not hamper the medium to large venue projectors at this point. But below 3000 lumen projectors, I can see a change a brewin'.