Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Versailles, France
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I had the chance to test the HD86 (Its name in Europe) for 2 days, beside my HC7000 MITSUBISHI (A quiet, very quiet projector : 17dB !) and I can confirm that, if the HD86 noise is definitely louder than the HC7000, it is not this annoying, mainly because those 29dB are nicely tuned for the human ear.
For me, it is not a reason at all to reject this model, as the image and offered functionalities are very attractive :
Lens-shift range is quite large for DLP technology, in fact as large as the MITSU !
A lot of light is available, and one can tune it nicely by the static iris : Means that you can look at sports on TV without shuttering the room in the afternoon, but lower down the light level in "Home Cinema" conditions. Very nice indeed !
Even at full open iris, in total darkness, black levels are very good and gives a really punchy image. I appreciate the PureMotion effect during action movies, but I want to disable it ... And it seems that the last firmware version is correcting nicely the two problems I found :
1 - DI was not properly programmed : One could see erratic operations from time to time
2 - Blu-Ray display, in 1080P 24hz not fluid at all, when PureMotion is "off".
Problems that vanished apparently, with Firmware 1.11.
I should move on for this model soon ...