Originally Posted by zombie10k
Todd hi, it's a wash between all the non-DLP's. if you're sensitive to the JVC 3D flicker you will see it on all of them. the DLP refresh is much higher than any of the other competing panel tech.
I've mostly tuned it out as I find it reduces after the 15 min warmup in 3D mode with the glasses activated as well but none will be as rock solid as the 3D DLP's.
It looks like 3D is dead for the foreseeable future of DLP which is a shame because it can be excellent with the right 3D DLP projector. The Sharp 30K was the under 10K 3D DLP goldilocks projector for me. better native than the cheap 3D DLP's, full auto lens controls, IR vs DLP link on the BQ W7000/W7500, working DI in 3D + the best 3D glasses out there. I still use this projector all the time even though it's now 5 years old.
This is why I've been following this thread for a while, occasionally someone drops a gem in here, something that "everyone knows" except for those of us who don't...
I've been debating my next upgrade for a few years now, I bought an Optoma HD30 as a cheapy stop gap until LED or Laser sorted itself out when the HD91 turned out to be a lemon.
On paper the Epson 10500 appears ideal and I'm going to try to get a demo in the next few weeks, hopefully against the JVC 520 (or whatever it's called in Europe).
This comment may be deeply significant to me, I saw the JVC eshift when it launched and walked out of the demo due to flicker and judder. One of the sales guys wanted to know why I walked out and they demoed the projector again just for me with the eshift turned off, which was slightly improved but still terrible. So I'm sceptical that things have improved enough for me to be happy with a JVC but there's so much positive chat around here about them I think it's time for a second chance.
I also walked out of an Epson demo and haven't been near an LCD projector (apart from powerpoint for work and stills at the local camera club) since.
The more I see in the last few years of home cinema the more time I spend on ebay looking for old DLP projectors!
Thanks for being brutally honest, it's truly valuable information.