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Actual laser animation vs. simulated animation using video projectors

Jun 27, 2014
5,000 lumen projectors are available for $1,500 USD. So, if I use one to project a simulation of a laser animation show, I am wondering how it would compare to a 3 or 5 watt animation laser.

1) I realize that the $1,500 video projector would probably not have extremely deep blacks. Though, I imagine I can improve on that if I spend closer to $2,000.
2) The video projector has, essentially, infinite points/sec.
3) No variance needed, or concerns over safety for video projector.
4) Lasers retain a certain "feel" about them with their intense colors.

I have never tried to compare the two. Has anyone else tried? How would you compare them?