Hey Weenie, thats not exactly making sense. For the most part with if any slight variations all poker sites
are essentially going to be using the same formula to determine the payouts of a tournament, and in most cases a min cash everyone is only slightly above your buy-in (this is how they can have such a juicy top 3-5 payouts).
I mean I don't understand the logic of your thought, now I could be wrong but if you have a 1k daily as you indicated and you get 1000 entries for 1$ then chances are its going to pay probably 100 - 120 players (usually talking top 10% paid in an mtt) and looking at maybe 20% payout fir first so like 200 (possibly less). This is going to be pretty much the same regardless of the field in the tournament.
If you have the same tourny on pstars, and they get 3k entrants then it now has a 3k pricepool so essentially will be paying out 300 - 360 and first would be between 500-600. The more entrants does reduce slightly the payouts in that its not exactly 3x because you get 3x as many players (as sometimes with more entrants it may pay a few extra than just top 10-12%).
Again this is all just my thoughts on the matter from a "LOGICAL" standpoint, all is equal by way of buy-in vs # of entrants vs payouts?
Just my thoughts, I'm sure if you googled there are probably formulas out there determining spots paid etc but obviously each site may have variations but if you get 3$ for a min cash on one site compared to 1$ on another for the same 1$ buyin then its either paying out a smaller % of the field or its not very top heavy for payout (which most are, thus the reason we play them ).
edit: as psychotie indicated ftp and stars are probably two of the best sites out there for mtt's, both have excellent micro options and like 55c tournies and although pstars has a much higher traffic rate and thus higher entrants for the tournies ftp gets a decent traffic as well. honestly havn't played much on other sites other than freerolls
so couldn't attribute to anywhere like bovada
or carbon in regards to the $$ tournies.