Originally Posted by jay²
LOL.. Are you seriously comparing a $2000+ PJ to a $700 pj?? Get off your high horse not everybody is able to spend that much on a PJ..
The guy was just trying to convince himself that he made the right choice by going with a high-quality 2D projector over 3D. He maybe got a bit carried away, but it's understandable.
It's something that alot of us are thinking about. Do we put our money towards a high-quality, 1080p 2D projector, or do we go with 3D at the cost of resolution and 2D picture quality. It's an interesting question to ponder. I'm in that exact predicament. I currently own a very good 720p projector. Yes, it's only 720p, but it has very high quality optics, and it's capable of doing 2:35:1, which is very important to me. It's one of the few DLP projectors with the necessary vertical and horizontal lens shift.
Prior to the whole 3D thing, my next move was to upgrade to 1080p. The plan was to get the best 1080p DLP projector under 2 grand shipped, that also has the necessary zoom and horizontal and vertical lens shift. Then the 3D thing came along to screw everything up for me. I'm a sucker for new technology. I jumped on the DVD bandwagon the day DVD players became available. I jumped on the HDTV bandwagon in the first 6 months of HDTV availability. (luckily getting a $4,000 HDTV for only $850, but that's a long story) I bought a HD-DVD player the day it became available, and I bought a PS3 (Blu Ray player) the day it became available. The bottom line, is that I love to jump on bandwagons early. The 3D thing is no different. I really, really, really want to dip my toes in the 3D waters. I'm talking ESPN 3D, Discovery 3D, 3D Blu Ray, PS3 3D, PC gaming 3D, etc, etc, etc. The problem is, I really want to get a 3D projector, cause 3D on a giant screen will have much more impact. If I spend $700 or $750 on one of these cheapo 3D projectors that may or may not work with ESPN 3D and PS3 3D, etc, etc, that's $700 that I could have put towards a 2 grand 1080p 2D projector with amazing picture quality.
Then again, lets say I spend 2 grand on a really high quality 1080p 2D projector, then that is 2 grand that I could have put towards a 3D projector instead. There is only so much money to go around (for me anyways). I have to make the right decision the first time, cause I just don't have enough extra money floating around to make a mistake.
It really sucks to be in this position, cause I'm desperate to jump on the 3D bandwagon, but I just don't want to make a horrible mistake that I'm going to regret. Then I'll have to Ebay the stuff at a significant loss, and I just can't afford to be screwing around like that...