So I've finally purchased a home that has everything I want, and plan on staying there for a while (vs my previous home). And I'm planning an awesome Home theater setup (although probably poor in comparison to some of your mighty setups
Now, I'm fairly new when it comes to Projectors, but certainly NOT technology as a whole (A/V, PC, Hardware etc) and I'm a software tester for a living. I've narrowed it down to 3 projectors, because I'm looking for AT LEAST 100" from 10ft away.
The only 3 affordable (less than 1200$) I've found are
- 650$ - Optoma GT720 (only 720p BUT HUGE Throw ratio - 200" @ 12ft)
- 800$ - Viewsonic Pro8200 (100" @ 10ft, but motion quality seems poor)
- 1200$ - Epson Powerlite 8350 (100" @ 10ft awesome projector according to reviews)
Now for half the price I can get twice the screen size (size is important to me) and it can be way ahead, so things like Playstation Move won't be a problem.
Now, I THINK I can live with 100" and resolution is a HUGE factor for me, BUT (back to the topic title) How visible is higher resolution for projectors?
From the images I've seen, (haven't been successful in finding many 1:1 comparisons for 720p vs 1080p projector images) but it seems projectors have a certain softness to them, that would negate the benefits of slightly higher resolution. If I can justify going with the 600$ HUGE screen Optoma, I would love it, but if 1080p Resolution is REALLY visibile, then I NEED it.
I would love your feedback, and links (or pics) showing a 1:1 comparison of 720p vs 1080p for PROJECTORS.
P.S. I know the whole distance charts things, and they don't apply to me, I have awesome vision, and a very sharp eye for detail. I notice 1080p vs 720p on TVs in a second (even more noticeable for gaming).