Originally Posted by Deja Vu
I'm watching pretty much everything in 3D now -- either native, studio converted or 2D converted to 3D by the Teranex. I completely agree with Seeg's assessment of there not being extreme differences between projectors in a similar price range, with one caveat -- 3D! If it's not DLP then the chances of the projector being able to produce stellar 3D goes out the window. Even between the DLPs I own there are many differences; however, they are not extreme. They can all produce extremely "clean" 3D meaning clean foregrounds and backgrounds (no ghosting); however, there are subtle differences in motion handling, colour, and contrast. Brightness counts big time in 3D but again there are no extreme differences here with the DLPs I own. I use a 2.8 gain HP screen, which helps but I'd still like a brighter image. My Epsons (non-DLP) are the brightest but for most material ghosting shows its ugly head so I don't use them very often.
Sony or any other manufacturer (Epson and JVC) would have to provide DLP-like 3D for me to have any interest and I don't think that's going to be in the cards for quite some time. I've been thinking of purchasing a Sim2 but with 4K and laser hybrid projectors fast approaching I'll probably stick with what I have until the dust settles a little.
I've read the Sony 4K reviews and the Sim2 reviews and my impression is that the reviewers actually prefer the Sim2 projectors (M.150 and Super Lumis, etc.) over the Sony. Are they all wrong? Maybe. Anyway, for what I want the Sim2 is clearly the best but unless they're giving them away I'm sitting on the sidelines for a year or two as we transition to 4K laser hybrid projectors.
That is why I test, because you newer know what side a reviewer is on. The M150 was for me a big disappointment. Why, test it together side by side. The sim lumis 3DS crushed it in every way. And the image looked flat and boring. And what I look for in the perfect picture is a combination of contrast,black level, ansicontrast,clarity, debt, sharpness and dynamics. All this was to me better than the lumis 3Ds. And believe me I was shocked. Then the vw1000...
But in 3D it was fantastic no crosstalk and great punch.
If I watched much 3D I have to have the lumis 3ds PJ.
The ultimate setup in a cinema. Sony vw1100 for 2D, jvc x500/x700 for dark horror movies and the sim lumis 3ds or the super lumis for 3D.