RPS13, I sincerely thank you for posting your opinion about what you personally observed from viewing an LG PA70G projector at Fry's!
You wrote specifically about the quality of the image that you actually perceived from the product for yourself : an apparently intelligently expressive human being, evaluating the light quality, contrast, color saturation, and just overall quality of the experience, and willing to allow other users to benefit from your post. How refreshing that you did not at all simply quote, nor copy, nor paste the manufacturer’s own specifications, which informed posters will know are extremely biased by nature (largely true of virtually all manufacturer’s specifications).
I will be in Atlanta this coming Labor Day 2012 weekend, and will make it a point to visit the Fry’s Electronics there, to see if they have the LG PA70G on display.
Users here in various forums post links to, make references to, and generally promote the relative advantages of, very large screen flatpanel displays, over projectors, but
. . . . does any user here actually personally own and regularly watch a 100 inch or larger flatscreen (plasma, or LCD), or is it just talk about what display would be better to have?
I ask this honestly, because I sincerely would like to read here on the posts, about in-person experiences evaluating equipment, especially in a home environment. I personally own and use an LED DLP HD projector (Acer K330), and I'm interested in the LG PA70G (the topic of this thread).
In a previous post, I did make a mistake of oversimplification when I posted, “please inform me when flatscreens are available at 120 inches or larger . . .”, when of course, such large models do already exist in certain applications.
Like many here in the forum, I have for a long time now, seen and read online reports from consumer electronics shows and other sources, wherein manufacturers showcase their latest flatscreens of 100”, 103”, 108”, and even larger. The well-known television program, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, uses a Sharp 108 inch LCD on stage on the show.
One user, (eat meat), in a characteristically pretentious response, posted a link to a 103” Runco plasma. (Though 103” is well short of 120” now, isn’t it?) Then again, this same poster I refer to spells “Wal-Mart” as “wallmart” (wall + mart?) Of course, Wal-Mart does not stock LED projectors, nor higher-end electronics, but it is after all, a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded corporation; and in fact, the largest retailer and private employer in the United States, and thus worth knowing how to spell its name.
(Then again, throughout most posts, the user herein referred to, does use poor grammar, plus little to no capitalization or punctuation, making what he posts, harder to read and interpret. Additionally, generally, said poster seems to make product quality judgments based on published manufacturer’s specifications, even to the point of copying, pasting, and citing specs to “prove” a point.
Now to be sure; anyone may make typographical errors, even a great many of them, especially if posting from a mobile device, such as a smart phone (i.e. an iPhone, Android, etc). Typos are not a huge deal in such case, and I agree that small devices such as phone screens are difficult to work with.
On another matter entirely, if the referred-to poster’s native language is not English, then I here and now, sincerely apologize for being unduly harsh on that user’s use of language, I really do; such certain user being a non-native speaker would if true, explain a great deal.
I continually strive to improve my mastery of the Spanish language, and I am in awe of the disparity of languages, as regards meaning.)
Relevantly, I take it as overtly obvious that all of us posters on the forum are implicitly proficient in using the Internet to find published specifications on products (how else would users be able to post in an online forum, after all, if not proficient in Internet use).
In any of these forums, on all these posts, I’m interested in reading about the real-world opinions, experiences, and human observations of posters, not restatements of specifications. I, and any other human being can easily be incorrect about any specific fact (i.e. the “measured’ output of lumens, or whatever), but each person is correct about what their own opinion is.
To clarify: for images larger than about 60 inches, I do personally prefer projectors over any current flat panel display, whereas no doubt, many who may be reading this prefer direct-view, flat panels displays. I am curious about what observations and opinions posters herein have for themselves seen and heard, and how they feel about it. No one is wrong about his or her own opinion.