I received my 7800D a few days ago. First, I would like to thank all the folks of this forum for the invaluable knowledge I found here over the years!
It took a long time searching and procrastinating, imagine that the first candidate to upgrade my Infocus IN72 was the Sanyo PLV-Z3000...
Then I refined my requirements to DLP, CFI and... quietness. When the HC7800D came on the market, with 3D as a bonus, I felt my search was over, I had only to wait for an affordable price! The PP refurbished deal (still current) was the deciding factor.Yes, I like my home made mounts
Then I had to figure out why my unit was sold as "B-stock". Factory packaging, new cosmetic condition, zero hour lamp... When I first powered it, I found an optical flaw at the bottom of the picture (when upside down), and dozens of dead pixels on the sides... The good thing is, most of the dead pixels came back to life after a few hours. Only one stays black now, very close of the right border. With the optical default unnoticeable in normal viewing, and outside of the cinemascope format, I felt happy with my deal! White wall in a white living room: movie nights!
Since the 3D IR emitter blocks all other remotes, including the projector remote, I found that I had to mask at least 90% of the emitter with electric tape to keep my remotes working.
So the question is, would IR glasses (say Xpand X104) work with only one tenth of the emitter lighting power? I don't have any glasses, so I would like to know before to buy either RF emitter and glasses or IR glasses...
Oh, a word about quietness. The HC7800D is as quiet in high lamp mode as the IN72 in low lamp mode. And when in low lamp mode, which is bright enough with BrilliantColor and 3D image setting, the HC7800D is definitely quiet, as quiet as my HTPC, quieter than a Nintendo Wii, and mostly inaudible in a living room environment where I can hear the wall clock. Quietness was an important requirement for me, and the HC7800D delivers!