Originally Posted by tgferg67
X10 most likely has a sharper picture with superior lense quality and better processing.
The X10 has many of the same internals of the more expensive models with better darkchips which is most likely why it is heavier - a good thing.
I didn't realize the 2500 hour lamp life on the X10, however Optoma does not have the best reputation with lamp life/problems.
I'm not sure about the internals, but i do know that with the way technology advances and how prices drop, its very possible that the HD20 has just as good, if not better internals. The in focus is a yeah and 1/2 old. I'm not saying your wrong, just saying in till the full spec sheet is posted and people can really find out whats inside we'll never know. Every year everything advances so fast that prices drop so much. Last year you would have never thought about a $999 1080p projector and this year its a reality.
As for reputation, your right optoma does suck in that department, but again they had an extra 1 1/2 to make a better more reliable unit.
Same goes with the ps3 and xbox360's they were crap in the beginning, but have been much improved, although they still lack long reliability.
But if the $999 projector lasted a year i would be happy, It would suck paying 3k and having it break before 3 years. I'm sure a year from now, the 1080p's out now will be twice as good next year.
We'll back on subject, i cant wait to see it and i hope projector central reviews these new units and compares them to the rest.
Are you in the market, or did you own the x10?