Originally Posted by Frosteh
I did a big search and was unlucky in finding any conclusive information. How does this compare to the Optoma HD8600 and the Infocus IN83? Which throws out the best picture. My room is light controlled and has a 120" 2.35 screen. I also watch sports so I'd like to be able to torch the screen with lights on. Color in brightest mode doesn't really matter as long as it's not disgusting.
For a while, I owned an Optoma HD86(00) before this.
The Optoma has these advantages:
+ Slightly better native contrast
+ Slightly deeper black level
+ Arguably sleeker looking chassis
+ Arguably slightly "smoother" and more "refined" in its picture quality
+ Global iris
+ Less fan noise
+ A little less RBE if you're sensitive
The W6000 has these advantages:
+ Bigger, better lens and focus ring
+ Slightly sharper
+ BRIGHTER! It'd be hard to go back to anything dimmer after this
+ Joystick lens shift easier to get to and operate
(big deal for my poor-man's CIH setup)
+ Faster, superior dynamic iris
+ Better menu system
+ Better remote control
+ More sensibly priced (especially in Australia)
+ More tweakable
+ Heat vents from the sides
Although the black levels could be better (damn, I wish the W7000 used a DC3 or DC4 chip), they're still very good, and a simple masking system like you'll see by clicking on my signature below will make an absolutely unbelievable
difference in perceived contrast and PQ.
Why more folks don't do this, I'll never know...