Originally Posted by gnolivos
I had followed this thread for a long while and eventually gave up because I could not see a fit in any of these projectors to my needs. Anyway, people here are hugely knowledgeable, so I want to ask...
Is there ANY projector today that will meet the most basic of my needs: LOW INPUT LAG, and ABOVE AVERAGE BLACKS.
Is the only option still Sony HW50? I shied away from it because of poor sharpness, but I may have to reconsider since that is not one of my most basic needs
You're only option if you want low input lag (<35ms), excellent 2D, good 3D, and good contrast is the Sony HW50 or HW55. The only other PJ's that have low input lag are low cost DLPs, which can't even begin to compete in the contrast department. Epson 5030/6030 gets a bit lower input lag this year (~50ms), but at the expense of serious degradation in PQ (soft image) from what I've read.
The only other PJ's that are naturally sharper than the Sony are the JVCs (which wont suit your gaming needs, but rule the contrast world), and single chip DLPs (which will suit your gaming needs, but wont hold a candle in the contrast department).
The Sony is the best all-rounder at the moment, IMO and many others. I couldn't imagine you would be disappointed. Just put Reality Creation on low and from a normal viewing distance your eyes should be extremely happy.