Originally Posted by garibay_2004
why you keep repeating yourself? forst it was a great 720p video, from a professional reviewer who happens to share my opinion regarding the LG being superior to the qumi. I don't think the reviewer had an agenda and neither do I for that matter, he was expressing his professional opinion after doing a side by side test of both units, I happen to agree. BeamerDiscount reviews and compares projectors for a living, all brands, so it's important to them not to have a bias and offer their honest evaluation
based on facts.
I also agree that at least an opinion can be drawn from the video. Anything is possible, but it would be very strange that BeamerDiscount would try to make the qumi intentionally look bad by applying bad settings, they sell both pjs. I wish I could, but for most of us it is impossible to have both pjs at the same time, I also used the video to take a decision when selecting my pj.
In addition, don't forget that in post #275 the results of an evaluation by a German magazine were shown also favoring the LG.
a noted German PC magazine published a review of the ACER K330, LG HW300Y, Optoma ML500, Viewsonic PLED-W500 and Vivitek Qumi by comparing them. Only the NEC and DELL M110 are missing. Unfortunately the review isn't really detailed. I don't know what I'm allowed to report due to copyrights, but I hope that it's no problem to tell you these conclusions:
+best contrast(ANSI) in order: LG - Viewsonic - Qumi - Acer - Optoma
+best max. contrast in order: LG - Qumi - Acer - Optoma - Viewsonic
+brightness (normal mode, brightest color setting) in order: Viewsonic - Optoma - Acer - LG - Qumi
+brightness (eco mode, brightest color setting) in order: same as above
+brightness (normal mode, movie color setting) in order: Optoma - Acer - Viewsonic - LG - Qumi
+brightness (eco mode, movie color setting) in order: same as above
+best subjective image quality: LG
+best fan noise (brightest mode) in order: Qumi - Viewsonic - Optoma - Acer - LG
+best fan noise (darkest mode) in order: Qumi - LG - Viewsonic - Optoma - Acer
+best black level (min., ANSI lumens) in order: Qumi - LG - same value for Acer, Optoma and Viewsonic
+best black level (max., ANSI lumens) in order: Qumi - LG - same value for Acer and Optoma - Viewsonic