Originally Posted by kenoh89
So the PF87k is better then the Acer k750, viewsonic pro9000 and optoma hd91? Does this projector have zoom, anamorphic lens, glass lens, and no focus issues? "half clear/half blurred screen"
All the "portable" LG projectors have pretty bad focus uniformity and pronounced CA due to the cheap optics.
I don't like the idea of replacing bulbs, but from seeing where LG has gone with the price and small real world performance improvement of their LED models since the PA70G, I'm not that enthusiastic about any of the current LED offerings.
When I first powered on my Mitsubishi HC7900DW, I was absolutely blown away at how sharp and "true" the picture was compared to my LG PA70G.
Paying $1200+ for a tiny 1080P projector with loud fans, poor focus uniformity, no zoom, and pretty bad CA - or conversely, upwards of $700-800 for a 720P projector with the same shortcomings is just not that competitive these days with lower end bulb projectors.
The PA70G was $400-450 for a long time 2+ years ago, and offers performance very close to what LG is offering these days.
A $800 bulb projector and $400 of bulbs probably gives more life than you'd ever use on a projector before it's upgraded.