Originally Posted by erick7
I have the older 82740 which I am about to return because after fiddling around with the settings, I am not content with the picture quality. I am actually happier with my 5 year old Sammy lcd. Considering the clear screen, in your opinion, is there much (if any) of a difference in the brightness, contrast, and "pop" so to speak between the WD-82840 & the Laservue A94? BTW, I also asked this question in the Plasma forums because I believe the more opinions the better.
All TVs, plasma, DLP and LCD included, will have pop if set up properly
. That's why people pay to have their sets calibrated.. The word "pop" properly refers to a certain 3D-ness to the 2D picture. When grayscale is set correctly, foreground images "pop" from the background. Unfortunately, some people think that the overly bright and unnaturally saturated picture from an improperly set up LCD is "pop" (other TVs appear to look "washed out" in comparison). Some people prefer that, and that is fine, but once you get used to the realness of a properly set up picture you begin to understand and really appreciate the difference.
A month ago, I did a quick grayscale calibration of my friend's WD-73840 (normal screen), and the pop was excellent. I did it at night while he was sleeping, and my friend noticed the difference immediately the next morning and commented on how "lifelike" and "real" the picture is now.
As to your question, yes, a DLP with the Clear Contrast screen can produce a higher contrast, brighter picture than the 740 series. Just remember that there is such a thing as too bright, and the contrast control should usually be set between halfway and three-quarters of the maximum.