I must admit, I like the image created by DLP and I have read this thread with great interest because it is informative and provides some real world experiences. I have read a few posts in the past where users of the classic InFocus projectors complained about overall image sharpness when they upgraded to other brands. I remember the classic InFocus IN83 was deemed a benchmark DLP projector for the kind of image it produced so I guess they had a good chip to lens balance. However, I have been interested in the BenQ W7000 and the 1080ST not to mention the new W1500. Furthermore, I have also been looking into Optoma projectors, especially the HD25e and the HD83 which are interesting. The HD25e seems like a very interesting projector, however, I have been a bit concerned as one review mentions that it has a bit more noise than the BenQ 1080ST. I suppose the same applies to the Optoma HD83 when compared to the BenQ W7000+. I wonder whether there is someone here that has experienced both Optoma and BenQ projectors ? One thing I do like about the BenQ 7000+ apart from the less noise is that it has a full-blown CMS which is great, I believe the Optoma HD83 has the same ability but it is not as bright as the W7000+.
Has anyone here done a comparison or demoed both the Optoma and BenQ range ?
There is no doubt about the fact that projectors like the SIM2 Nero 3D-2 and the Lumis are excellent but then there is the price factor.
Last but not least, has anyone teamed up a Darblet with the W7000 or for that matter the HD25e or HD83 ? - would be interesting to hear end user experiences.