Got the Acer K330 yesterday to do a comparison with the LG-HW300Y.
I was thinking about sending the HW300 back because of the HDMI aspect ratio bug and converting all video to 60Hz output. So i ordered K330 as a replacement and waited sending back the HW300 so i could do some comparisons.. i'm glad i did!
Personaly i think the K330 is no match for the HW300, maybe it's fine if you're not knowing better because of having no reference material, but for me the LG-HW300 is the clear winner... if of course they fix that awful HDMI aspect ratio bug
The K330 is also not able to play video at 24Hz, it won't even accept a 24Hz input, it just says no video signal. So what that "True24P" in the specifications means, i have no clue. The HW300 accepts 24Hz but simply converts it to 60Hz.
So okay the HW300 is less bright, but i watch video in a light controlled room so the Eco mode on the HW300 is already bright enough for me.
The YouTube video posted earlier from BeamerDiscount is pretty accurate with my findings.. and the loss in detail is not a bad focus as someone tought.
My comparison for the Acer K330 and the LG-HW300G/Y:(+ is in favour for the LG-HW300, - is in favour for the Acer K330)LG-HW300G/Y
+ Sharper/more detailed video.
+ Colours are much better, to me more natural. On the K330 Red, Green and Blue are very prominent, all the colours in between are a bit meh. Also there's detail missing in the white on the K330.
+ Better throw ratio.
+ Nicer menu.
+ Loads of picture adjustment settings.
+ Real Remote control.. not those stupid credit card size ones.
+ IR sensor is very strong, you can point the remote almost anywere and the PJ still picks up de command.
+ Good internal media player, plays almost any video you throw at it (when a MKV contains a DTS audio track it only plays the video though).
+ Smaller in size
- 16/9 aspect ratio bug, all video from HDMI is streched to fit 16/10.. from USB/Wifi the video is fine though.
- Less bright, highest brightness setting on the HW300 is compareable with the Eco mode on the K330.
I now really hope LG is working on a firmware update to fix the aspect ratio, because i'm starting to fall in love with the HW300.. again