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Over my days I have sold many many Infocus projectors though none recently.
I don`t dislike them at al and I think I would say they represent good value for the money. i like DLPs over DILAs because DLPs have more intrascene contrast and are sharper. Single chip machines can`t have convergence errors by definition. There are certain quality differences among various DLP machines. This has do do with such things as what size and grade DLP chip the machine uses, the quality of the lens, whether a CMS systemis employed, the quality of the video processing, how well the DI is inplemented,just to name some.
i am generally no expert is machines in the $5K class or below. They just don`t have an overall PQ that satidsies me and my PQ priorities. I know very little about machines below $3k. Prices are all over the place and of course valuation must be a street prices and not MSRP. The best single chip DLP on the market below say about $9K and below street is the Samsung SP-A900B and a little behing that but close would be the Runco LS5. i certainly don`t like the Optima 8606 and would chose the Infocus over it. What is the best projector for the street of the Infocus? I am not even sure of what the Infocus streets for.Perhaps someone can PM with the street, we are not allowed to put streets in these threads. but I certainly have not seen many of the projectors out there that street for what the infocus streets at,whatever that is.
I do know that to me there are better pDLP projectors out there but I do recognize these may street for several thousand more. This says nothing about the cost vs PQ of the Infocus. For myself I want something better.Some can be freeking great but there is always better. the point is being happy and satisfied by what you have. but I absolutely don`t cowtow to a thread where eveyone congratulates each other on how great what they bought is.
i came here not to tear Rome down for anybody. I shed some light on optimization of the Infocys. commenting that tweaking it to get 15% more light is really not very meaningful. People feel, 155 more light translates to 155 brighter. It doesn`t. Its an insignificant almost unnoticeable increase in brightness to ones eyes. And to caution against using large amounts of lens shift with inexpensive projectors where the manufacturer has to make severe lens size and quality decisions to meet a price point. I woud caution about using lens shift even on msachines with separate $7K lenses but there you can use a little without any compromises in sharpness etc.But on inexopensive lens machines where lens diameter is comparstively small, be carefull . All DLPs have sharpness going for them and I hate to see this positive atrribute compromised. Those that say there inexpensive machine doesn`t exhibit a sharpness decrease with significant use of lens shift haven`t moved the lens from center off and examined say a test pattern to see the deterioration.
Now why doesn`t smeone attack me again.
I think if you purchased an Infocus you made a fuine price point choice. Whether I think it was the best choice you could have made I really casn`t say for a variety of reasons. This deoends on your viewing evnvironment, your screen size and gain, what you actually paid, what your PQ priorities are, and an examination of all the price point competition.
Have I made myself perfectly clear?
Common.You will feel better. Attack me some more.
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