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Well I haven't seen this year's projectors, so I cannot say but in the past there were definitely some real dissapointments. That is why we are lucky to have an honest reviewer here, since it seems the other reviewers mostly either miss stuff or someone is slipping them money under the table (hey not accusing anyone, but it sure seems some of that way as ridiculous as some reviews have gotten). Each year the professional reviews have gotten more and more ridiculous and invalid.
The hc7800 was walloped, so I disagree all projectors are good choices, according to the overwhelming majority of the forum, it was one problem after another. IRIS didn't work right, noisy, some artifacts, 3D not working right for a DLP (some even said it was like a JVC in 3D). Native On/Off without the IRIS working limited by non-dynamic non-working IRIS on/off. Was this projector walloped by an Optoma hd8300, darn right it was... And if you were a 3D purist, the Benq w7000 walloped it because the hc7800's blacks really weren't ENOUGH of an improvement to counteract its weaknesses. That said, the firmware helped some, but it was still plagued with issues so I heard. Was the Sharp xxxxx walloped, some Sharps were...
Now the above is from what posters have been saying, I didn't run out and test one, but I didn't see too many experienced projector users end up keeping it for its purposes. It also didn't have nearly enough lumens in 3D, so the very strengths we wanted to have, it fell completely in the gutter.
We can also look at the RS-60, huge dissapointment in lumens and problems with the CMS, lamp issues, and other issues. Will the hc8000 be walloped, doubt it, I think they probably fixed it. Though at least with an RS-60 if you had a small high gain screen, it would produce an overall fabulous picture (issues not withstanding)...
Can some projectors wallop others, absolutely, especially when there are issues.