Art just posted his comments in one of his blogs: http://www.projectorreviews.com/blog...hday/#more-441
. He has an engineering model which he has to send back so they can show it at CEDIA.
It's MAP < $1500 = Maximum Advertised Price, the street price should be lower. Also, with a native
CR of 4000:1, that beats most PJ available currently. Don't confuse native CR with maximum On/Off CR. They are 2 different animals. On the other hand, if it doesn't have a DI, then the native and On/Off CR will be the same.
According to Art, it should be better than my HC5500 (LCD), and that has an advertised On/Off CR of 14,000:1. The HC3800 replaces the HC5500, and likely the HC1500/1600 (which are 720p models) as well.
We really will have to wait until the reviews are out (and some AVS members get them in hand - sometime in October).NOTE
: The Optoma HD20 has noticable RBE, according to Art.
Also note that the new HC6800 replaces their HC6500, both LCD PJs. Rumors have it that the HC6800 has better black levels than the HC6500 did. However, the new Epson 8500UB has significantly better black levels than this years 6500UB (which was the black level king-of-the-hill).