Originally Posted by fleaman
Projectorcentral hasn't measured the HD20 yet...that 4000 on/off figure is just Optoma's manufacture specs. I seriously doubt the HD20 has 4000 native on/off.
As for 3300 on/off being disappointing? Actually that's pretty darn good if it's native on/off. Many DC3 projectors had about that, native. Remember, we're talking native on/off, not dynamic. But again, it's Mits. specs, not independently tested.
Sorry for quoting myself.
projector reviews.com just did a first look on the HD20 and it is rather disappointing regarding contrast. Actually, I think Art was trying to be kind, but basically this projector has the worst contrast of any 1080 projector he's seen. Whatta expect for $999?http://www.projectorreviews.com/blog...or-under-1000/
So Optoma's figure of 4000:1 contrast is, of course, a bunch of baloney. I'll take a wild guess and say it would probably measure Way
below 3000, probably in the low 2000's if it's lucky, under 2000 if it's not lucky.
So, it's unfortunately not sayin' much that according to Projector Central, the HC3800 blows the HD20 away in that regard.
Since there are many here 'hoping', I'll throw in my 'hope'. I hope the HC3800 performs better than the HC3000, and at least up to the mysterious (for the US) HC3100, in contrast and other important areas. If it did that, then it would probably put it close to, or slightly above the Benq W5000 performance wise, for a street price close to $1,000 maybe (a few months after release perhaps).