At DSE 2014 Panasonic announced a new 6000 lumen, full laser projector, the Panasonic PT-RZ670U. Where most projectors are LCD or DLP based, the PT-RZ670U (what a name!), uses lasers. So it is lamp free and can run up to 20,000 hours, whew!
No word from Panasonic if the projector can be mounted on top of sharks (Austin Powers reference).
The Press Release text is below:
The new PT-RZ670U is a 1-chip DLP laser projector featuring 6,000 lumens of brightness – an ideal solution for large brilliant signage applications where flat panel displays are simply not large enough. With its laser light source and filter-free design, the projector can run without maintenance for up to 20,000 hours, reducing total cost of ownership and minimizing strain on staff or the need for AV specialists. The PT-RZ670U is also equipped with DIGITAL LINK, a feature that – when connected to a compatible switcher – makes it possible to transmit AV content and control signals via a single CAT5e cable or higher, from a distance of up to 328 ft. The PT-RZ670U will be available in Fall 2014.