Quality time! As distinguished from down and dirty quicky time. reminds me of when one only had 1 hour between classes at law school and her apartment was just accross the street. Not quality time,just time for a quicky.
If one is obsessed with front digital projectors, nothing will satisfy for a long time. Nothing has so far. If you want to watch and enjoy and not get bothered by a few movies or a few scenes, almost anything decent current will satisfy. But as one discriminates, one always wishes for a better this or that spec,or feature 173 in machine 128 by manufacturer x being put in machine 444 by manufacturer y, then BOY would I be happy. projectors will continue to evolve with mamufacturers competing against one and another. I gotta have that new machine demonstrated at Cedia 08. Maybe AVS can get them to ship me the demo from the show so I can be the first to have it.
For many its a hobby and there will always better and depending on your point of view and biases (I bought the older molder and 2x the on/off CR makes little difference, sure it doesn't) the differences will be significant causing one unhappiness and anxiety until the newer model is obtained. What the 11s2 is that much better than the 15s1? Duh. Ya.
Needless to say bot the the 200 and the 11s2 are very good machines. Same MSRP too. Different of course in feature sets and some specs. which one depends on your priorities etc.
I am not politic. I just don't think the RS2 is in the same league. Hell it shouldn't be with an MSRP a little more than 1/2 of the others. But for the money it puts up a nice picture too. Colors that bother me a lot but can be fixed with an outside box in the $1K range and a lens with I find to make a picture a little soft with some CA yada yada. I just didn't want to keep it compared to the 200. I've posted this before. now I would add or the 11s2 to the 200.
The average customers says PLEEZE. Tell me which one is better. PLEEZE.Which one would you buy Alan,Mark, yada if you could only have one? Some guy might say PM me, I'll tell ya buti must be politic, I sell all three. You have to grab onto something or you wil lbe more neurotic than you all ready are and that would be very scary.
the problem is the recommendor's pririties and his ability to observe.
there really is no right answer.the best unbiased answer depends on your screen room, what you watch, your priorities, your sensitivities, your insensitivities. Not mine.
but at this level, its hard to go wrong except if youare a video hobbyist and learn that next years model has 50 better x and now your baby has devalued and nobody wants tobuy it anymore
A friend of mine is getting a 11s2 today and he still has his RS1. Be interesting to see his comparisons.