Originally Posted by whitetrash66
Doesn't performance in 2D lack with the 2d 720p DLPs though?
Well yes they seem to and while not bad, I returned my GT720. What is true and mentioned just above is how well they can do 3d. If I can get a reasonably priced 1080p unit that can also do good 3d, then I might abandon my two projector idea. I am really close to just buying the 8350 which is on sale here locally and getting a GT750 when it comes out for outside viewing and my 3d inside on the same screen. This will be far cheaper than any single 1080p 3d unit available now but provide me with a ton of flexiblity.
There is no way I would take a Sharp 1700 outdoors. The 750, no problem, short throw, built in speakers and surely bright as heck. On the other hand I could get the JVC 250 and not bother with the outdoor thing and continue to use my RP DLP 61" unit for 3d. That would be a really great 1080 picture I am sure, but no 3d.
Bottom line for me, I have 3d. I don't mind spending money for a good 1080 unit but I would like to expand my 3d viewing experience. The Sharp would pretty much hang on the ceiling and that is it. Now a 8350 could do the same, and a GT750 could use the same screen or any wall, or go outside at night with its' built in speakers. Let's do the math, less than 2K (8350 + Gt750) vs the 3k plus Sharp. Hmmm. It is all about your lifestyle.
Now back to these units. Projectorcentral has posted them as announced. The HD33 and HD3300. We all know that. Those spec sheets show them to be identical, just look at the new projector announcement section. I take that with a grain of salt but cannot help but notice the lack of 120hz specs. I am not smart enough to know how important that is but do note that all good 720p 3d PJs do it. I guess the 1.4 1080p units may not need that but uhhmm, I am squirming in my chair.
In my opinion we are in a stupid limbo land where we have accepted that projectors are disposable after a year or two. I have no problem saying that I am very interested in the CRE LED units for longevity purposes but I can't ignore the excellent Epson warranty AND customer service. Viewsonic has one of the best warranties but abysmal support. I think most folks will be able to predict where I am headed with my money and I am not sure I need to wait much longer. I have little faith in the immediate future but my big screen viewing is about to get bigger for movie watching only. We watch TV mostly and the 61" Samsung RP LED unit is just fine for that.