Originally Posted by Elix
If only this projector was good in either color performance or in terms of input lag. As it's neither in both it's only good at 3D movies for me. I'm a sucker for color-accurate picture. For some neither is important. In that case it's a great all-around projector with outstanding contrast for a DLP and bright 3D.
Count me in the latter group.
The color looks saturated and the picture is bright and Sharp (PJ humor). Input lag is a non-factor for us, but I can see how gamers might feel differently.
The Darbee is a superb compliment to the Z30K.
At the end of the day, every display has its pluses and minuses. The Z30K is an excellent "all around" front projector and an "off the charts" value at $2K. I'm a little surprised that there is one sitting in the clasified.
Perhaps someone will buy it and kick start this thread. ..
Do you want another challenge? How about swapping out a .95 DLP chip into the Sharp?
Although without higher resolution source material, It's tough to see how the picture could be improved significantly, INMO.
It's an incredible vote of confidence that with all of your options, you still use the Z30K for day to day viewing. Frankly, I'm a little surprised, but it confirms my suspicion that JVC and Sony can provide a better 2D picture (at > twice the cost), but that it's an incremental improvement at best.
I've mentioned this before, but it may be that the particular combination of Z30K, HP screen and Darbee provide a non-linear synergistic
improvement in PQ.
To me, the picture resembles a 110" Plasma. IMO, anyone considering the Sharp should go with HP and Darbee. Eye candy.
As far as feedback goes. We are still enjoying ours. With the HP screen, I have not yet noticed a drop in brightness.
it's nice to hear that the lamp swap went well. We have one in reserve, while we wait for Sony to lower their 4K MSRP.