Originally Posted by cjsiv
I'm gonna take back some of what I said, bobby. In order for this projector to look nice, it really needs an hd signal. I don't watch sd on it because it pretty much looks like crap at 92". I've watched netflix hd via the xbox and it is nowhere near what bluray or my hd dish is. For your needs, it probably was a bad choice. The LG with 600 X 800 prob does look better. It also took me about 2 weeks of playing with it to really get it tweaked. Now I love it. I hate when I post something and some idiot jumps all over me. If I did that to you, I apologize. For your needs it wasn't great. For others, though, it may be just what they are looking for.
Thanks for that.
I was responding to someone with a specific situation in mind - he was looking for a projector for a dedicated theater room (basement, with absolutely no ambient light). So for that specific situation, I didn't think the 705 was the best choice.
For someone who needs it in a family room, and will mostly use it for sports, games, and HD with some ambient light, then it will be a better fit.
Also don't forget, that even though I am now on a SVGA projector, I was coming from a 720p Mitsubishi, which looked fantastic with SD signals, DVD, Xbox, you name it.
I also think it's a DLP vs. LCD issue. I am a big fan of the image quality of DLP projectors, but the rainbow artifacts bothered me, even on the 4x Mitsubishi.
This is why I had big hopes for the 705, which on paper seemed to best the Mitsubishi (contrast 3000:1, 2500 lumens, etc). I guess I was overly disappointed, because I was expecting comparable performance.
Now my bliss is almost full though - I have DLP with no rainbows, don't have to worry about bulb life, and hear no noise from the projector. The only problem left is the lower resolution, but im my mind it's a worthy trade off at the moment.
After going LED, I don't think I want to go back to bulb projectors. My next upgrade will be when a new HD LED projector comes out, or this one breaks down - whichever comes first.