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Not much has changed. I still think this is without doubt the best single chip .65" DLP projector out there. And it's DI is loads better than most projectors with them. I just don't think it's as good as something from Sony, JVC, Runco, or Sim2 for DI performance. Like I said, it's about 75% of the way there and this was after spending a couple months with the projector. That quote was after about 8 hours of use. It's not just "torture" scenes where the DI is worse than the ones listed above. There were mid-apl level scenes that tripped it up that I never saw happen on other DLP projectors or even the Sony or JVC. It just seems to be missing the "know-how" that Sony, Runco and others have infused into the algorithms. If Sharp could have done some fine tuning and release a firmware update or something I think it could have gotten all the way there. The DI was the only reason I sold it. I would have kept it for 3D because it had great contrast for a 3D unit, I just couldn't stand the clipped whites in darker movies. Right now I'd rather deal with rare ghosting events on the JVC and get all the other benefits it offers like top shelf contrast in 3D, slightly brighter 3D, and frame interpolation in 3D. I just think for me at least the 3D experience is better this way. Rare ghosting is less noticeable than clipped whites.
Btw, this was one of my complaints about the PD8150 too, but it happened far less on that projector. It was a rare occurrence on the PD8150. It simply has the better implementation and "knows" better how to avoid clipping artifacts.
Last edited by Seegs108; 07-13-2014 at 05:06 PM.