Originally Posted by bolen78
I appreciate your response, the AX200 is a nice projector, but it's not as bright at 2000 lumens vs 2500 of the epson and benq. I really need those extra 500 lumens.
I've heard that the benQ is in reality brighter but now since you've brought up the "rainbow effect" I will look deeper into the Epson.
I've never been bothered by the rainbow effect, shoul I still consider the Ben Q?
As far as brightness the lumens stated by a company is not always the truth in the real world, ProjectorCentral or ProjectorReviews, forget which one, had a review of the 705HD and compared the lumens to the AX200 and as I recall they were both very close in overall brightness.
If you are looking for a PJ for sports and daytime viewing and stuff like that then the 705HD would most likely be the best choice,, but if you also want to do movie night with a BluRay in a dimly lit room then the AX200 is the best, and the other plus for the AX200 is it can do everything, daytime stuff, sports and movie night.
The 705HD is reported to be not as good for movie night stuff, but to be fair I have never seen the 705HD, only read reviews and the threads here.
I have owned the AX200 and I can tell you, its a flame thrower, its blindingly bright.
As far as DLP, even if you dont suffer from headaches or the rainbow effect, your house guest's might,,, thats one reason I would NEVER do DLP, even if it didnt bother me, I would be afraid of a house guest being bothered by DLP and getting a massive headache,, the more expensive DLP PJ's are less prone to give someone adverse affects, but the low end DLP's are kind of a risk.