Originally Posted by Sportsmaniac13
Am I really being that atypical, though? Obviously anyone's going to want great performance in a projector, and if 3D wasn't a huge deal then it wouldn't be included in every modern mid-to-high-end projector on the market. The only thing I can see being a little different than the average consumer is my wish for the inclusion of lens memory, but seeing as it's included in many projectors at this price point even this isn't too unusual of a request.
But you'd think there'd be at least one projector at this price point with all of the things I ask for, seeing as the Epson has most of them at $2500 minus lens memory. The JVC is probably the closest I've seen, but its 3D performance really gives me pause.
I really don't know. you're looking for different things than I am, but I don't have a market report to back anything up, obviously.
personally, I chose the jvc because black levels were a lot more important to me than brightness. I didn't even know about lens memory before, but now that I do, I wouldn't want to go back.
on the surface it does seem like a sony hw55 with lens memory would be a tough projector to beat(or any other brand with similar features and specs for the money). but they still have to sell enough units to justify it, and maybe they aren't? I mean, we talk about the sony having good brightness, 3d, and input lag, but it's good compared to the jvc/Epson which have horrible lag, average brightness and 3d performance. anybody with a dlp would be laughing at the thought of use saying the sony had good 3d performance.
so somebody that really wants 3d performance, probably still wouldn't buy the sony. it's not the best of both, it's just a different compromise, and there's no guarantee that somebody who doesn't buy the jvc, because they want better lag, wouldn't go and buy the 1070 or something with under 20ms of lag.
ultimately, I still think the sony should have lens memory, and it would help make it more competitive against the jvc's, but I don't think it would make it the perfect projector in this price range.