Hey Laservue owners...I think I've read through this entire thread by now trying to research the A94. I don't have an A94 anywhere even remotely close to me to try & view it in person so I've really been scouring the internet for tidbits of data points, screenshots, comparisons, etc. to make a decision on whether to go with it. I have seen Mits DLPs in the past & generally did like them when light can be controlled. The interesting thing to me is that the Laservue seems to have a little more tolerance to ambient light and from what I have seen...a breathtaking image quality. And of course, the size is fantastic and what I'm looking for.
My environment is a family room setup that is sort of laid out a bit like a theater room. Its about 12'x24' or so with only 2 windows(w/ thick insulated curtains) on 1 of the 24' sides (spaced about 1/4 from either end). TV would be on the 12' wall and the opposite side of this room opens to the kitchen (love being able to see the TV clearly from the kitchen island as well). Ceiling is flat in the family room at about 7 1/2 '. Seating distance is about 14' and I have a 5.1 setup thru an Onkyo AVR.
Currently has a 50" plasma (I know...way too small but originally sat above the fireplace on the 24' wall...so just fit & looked fine at 10' away lol) so I'm thinking of going to either the 75" A94, 65" Plasma (likely Panny), or possibly 1 of the Sharp 70" or 80" models.
I typically prefer Plasma (comparing equal screen sizes) over LCD/LED but this is what is attracting me to the LaserVue...comparable (or better) video quality to Plasma with the increased size that LCD/LED & DLP have today (well...at a pricepoint thats within budget anyway). Is that a fair way to characterize the A94?
Any other thoughts or feedback? I am debating on whether to pull the trigger on it as I've seen some decent deals/pricematching on them lately. I could also wait a month if pricedrops will happen right after CES but not worried about $100-200 (ok...$300+ sure, lol). Appreciate any thoughts from LaserVue owners or those who have experience with them.