Originally Posted by DVD Freaky
Rob, need I remind you that I posted that I was a "novice" when it comes to projectors. Some of us come to forums like these and may make observations that are wrong or on the wrong track. I don't have the experience in this arena that you do, so it doesn't serve anyone any good with derisive comments.
It has nothing to do with being a "novice". It has to do with reading the thread. There were several posts made just before your comments cautioning readers to NOT take these screenshots seriously in terms of doing a PQ evaluation of a movie or, especially a projector, but you proceeded to do just that.
If those posts hadn't just been made, I would not have responded the way that I did. Given that they were, and given your post, I think my response was quite appropriate.
I simply noted that the screenshots of his Epson seemed as good, if not better than the other pj shots I had seen.
That's just the point! You can't make that conclusion based on these screen caps.
That doesn't mean I am going out to buy an Epson on sight. Just an observation.
It's an observation that has no merit.
I plan to do a lot of research before I find out which projector works for me. Keep in mind, in the world of home theater, there's an awful lot of misinformation. So, the more I can learn, the better. But complaining about my posts, while I am simply trying to find out stuff like this, does no one any good.
I disagree. I think this is a perfect example of doing you a LOT of good, because you will hopefully no longer make the mistake of relying on screen shots to make any kind of comparison whatsoever between PJ's.
Like you say, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Keep reading, keep asking questions, and try to see pj's in person yourself if at all possible (sadly this seems to be getting more and more difficult to do).
Reading various projector threads here and comments by owners can be helpful. It was invaluable to me in purchasing my last two pj's.
Good luck with your search, and have fun in the process. Once you go with a front projection system, you will never go back to a tiny 60 incher again!