... for someone who currently has a DLP front projector? I'm kind of scared of the "softness" I hear with regards to the pearl. I am projecting on a matte white Da-lite 106" with pretty good control of ambient light. I want to make the move to 1080p as I now own an HD-A1 as well as a PS3. I am aware that the HD-A1 is incapable of outputting 1080p, but I figured I'd go for the best specs available for my range. I'm pretty sure DLP is out of the question as the prices are above my limit. I love my current projector, so I wish InFocus had a 1080p DLP at or around my range. My main concerns are sharpness, contrast and color accuracy. I know there always seems to be a tradeoff with lumens:contrast, so I will sacrifice brightness for better contrast. I know almost any new projector I get will be a lot better than my almost 5 year old projector, but I just love the picture I get from it, so I need something that will be a good 3-5 year replacement. I watch movies, broadcast HD, and play video games(no burn-in a plus of DLP), so whatever I buy will get heavy use.
I can handle things I'm smart -- not like everyone says -- not dumb, smart and I want respect!