Got mine, I will give some impressions coming for a BenQw1080st. Please note at the moment my room is horrid, its small and white walls reflect everything. I will be moving my unit to the basement in a few weeks.
- Contrast is the first thing you will notice, as soon as my desktop wallpaper came on I could see a major difference. With the BenQ the colored seemed washed out almost as if there was a sheen of light grey covering the screen. The contrast is amazing coming from the BenQ
-The projector is BIG compared to the BenQ, but at the same time it is very very silent, almost no noise. It is also running cooler than the BenQ which was a heat canon. On my projector as if you were starting at it from the front, the left side puts out more heat than the right and the back is very cool. So very happy with heat/noise performance. They are a non-issue.
- Gaming, played a bit of fifa in Game mode. Input lag was great and I did not notice it affecting my performance when making passes or shooting. The gaming performance is great with the projector!
- Black levels. Now my room is horrid, all white everything with an Elunevision 92' screen. Here is how I know the black levels are a great step above for me anyways when comparing to the BenQ. For those that have seen SkyFall, the intro where the festive dragons are flying. Right before the dragon spits fire the black bars are very very black. But as soon as the dragon spits fire the bars turn very grey due to the fire reflecting off the walls. But I placed a firework on the screen right before it exploded and the image was very black. Also another scene where bond is on a boat with the lanterns, the blacks are very black there. I believe with proper walls and if my room was not so small the black performance would be excellent and surpass my Sony NX810. Now if there is some color on the screen along with black then it looks amazing in my white walled room. Its a big step up I feel coming from the BenQ.
-3D I only tried 2 movies so far Despicable Me 2 and the Lego Movie, the 3D was great and I did not notice any crosstalk during my viewing. I was using the play station 3D glasses and every so often I would have to look back at the projector to get it to sync again even though I was less than 3 feet away from it. This could have been my fault as the glasses were not fully charged and I forgot to take of the sticker covering the sensor. Will try again later.
Overall very impressed with the projector even in my very bad room. Should be even better once moved to the basement where it should be able to retain much more contrast. If you guys are going to keep it temporarily in a white walled room, don't worry about it. When watching full screen movies/TV/Games it has more than enough contrast to still give the image a lot of POP. The only time I notice the lack of black levels is when something bright comes on the screen and my black bars gets washed out, other wise in a proper environment, they are very good.
Great upgrade from my BenQ! All in to Canada for $1950 hard to resist.
Does anyone know the proper way to take pictures of a projector screen with a DSLR? I want to post some pics up so you guys can get an idea of the Quality.
Last edited by cruisx; 07-16-2014 at 05:47 PM.