Originally Posted by widerscreen
Sorry you have no clue of what your "trying" to talk about! go away as I can test to my pan 4000 is super sharp and clear ill lay $$ on it! Im a professional photographer and I would know what is sharp and what is not. troll bash elsewhere!
Let's not get too angry, that usually takes the thread down the wrong track.
I agree people shouldn't be too quick to bash, but some of us value different things in the image and are overly quick to point it out. I respect Joesyah, but I really dislike screenshots being used to demonstrate anything unless they are used VERY VERY carefully. Sharpness is merely one attribute of an image, it's not the end-game attribute for movies anyhow. If sharpness were really everything, then even LCOS projectors couldn't compete against DLP for movies, but they do. Even the JVC RS10 or RS20 aren't really very sharp when you try to use them for HTPC. Sharpness CANNOT
be judged properly by pictures of video even in a LIVE viewing, much less a screenshot. To determine sharpness, it would have to be closeups of straight line cross patterns or text in comparison to an LCD monitor's almost perfectly sharp text, or anything other than video shots.
We should also keep in mind that sharpness is affected by convergence luck more than smooth screen technology, so we can't assume anyone's projector is less sharp or more sharp than any other 3 chipper. Even if you saw (1) Panny 7000, it's not the end-game if you judged its sharpness, who knows if it was average convergence or below average. I have seen the same model of Epsons be all over the place when it comes to sharpness due to convergence luck.
However, when it comes to HTPC text like reading small text, many of us are just bothered by every LCD (not just the Panny), and those of us that are bothered often just go to DLP instead because we are not satisfied with any NON-DLP's sharpness levels. Most of the reviewers do not properly execute sharpness tests anyhow, they really should be done based on a single reference point, such as by comparing each projector to a reference LCD monitor displaying text.
The Panny 4000 when properly converged can be fairly sharp, at least slightly above average, but LCD's aren't all that sharp when compared to projectors like the Benq w6000 for instance. Again, this isn't so important for movies or video as it is for other stuff.
I for one am very curious as to how the new Panny 7000 stacks up this year in all categories.
If you think about it, there just really aren't very many SUPER sharp projectors for displaying small text unless you go DLP (there is the JVC RS35, some RS40's depending on convergence luck, RS50/60, Mits hc9000d LCOS, and some Epson LCd's if luckily converged), but that really doesn't leave us very many NON-DLP choices for those of us that crave that sharper image for HTPC usage.