Originally Posted by HiFiFun
Since we have to wait a bit, its only logical to include the new Acer DC3 projectors
Kraine, once again appears to be the all knowing orb!
Note: Acer and BenQ used to be part of the same company. BenQ certainly has the better customer service.
I haven't dealt with BenQ customer service, so I'm not an authority on that. Once you get past level 1 support at Acer (at which I've become quite proficient), I think their customer support is quite good. In fact just about as good as I've seen (being something of a rookie in this business). Acer customer support has gone way, way out of their way for me; including replacing my projector with a brand new one and restarting my warranty and I didn't even ask them to do this.
As far as the new DC3 chip PJs coming out, I get that this is a significant upgrade from last year's model if implemented correctly. I would say so was 720 to 1080p 3D and so will be the next advance (most likely anyway). If someone wants to get a new projector every year, they can do that and get the full benefit of the new technology as it's released. In other words, we're on the technology merry-go-round as I've said many times before. The new models get announced, we either bite or wait until we get a better idea of which PJ is best for our needs and what kinds of problems each projector has. Then we either bite or decide to wait for the price to come down a bit or gather yet more information over the added time. Then we either bite or we say to ourselves "at this point, maybe I should wait and see next year's model". Then next year's model comes out and we go through the same process.
For myself, I'm glad that people who waited through this year will get an improved PJ. I'm also glad I've been having so much fun watching my projector and will continue to do so while others are waiting for next year's model to be released. If I were to purchase another PJ (I won't be doing that next year because I don't want to spend the money), I'd probably purchase it around April or May because by then everything has been pretty much vetted (yes, an election is coming up
) and that puts me in my comfort zone when it comes to spending money. So, you can wait forever or make a decision as to when to buy. If I didn't have (and hadn't had) a PJ, I'd certainly wait for next year's model. I made a decision I'm quite comfortable with and bought the Acer. After an admittedly rocky start, everything is looking good and I use it literally every day.