Originally Posted by tewilson10
I was dead set on getting a HT1075 in a couple months once I get my new house built, but this may be a strong contender with RGB-RGB. Especially with the added brightness because I will be using this in a multipurpose room. Now if we could just get some hands on reviews.
I'd definitely hold off in your case: at least until you're in the new house (first rule of tech: purchase only when it's needed - since it almost always depreciates!)
Originally Posted by Ftoast
The color numbers and wattage:lumens seems to support the RGBRGB claims, so that's awesome, particularly at a wattage (and price) that otherwise sounds so business-class.
Color-accuracy will probably be worse than the w1070 as it currently is with the hd50, but there's no reason future updates can't improve that just as they have with the w1070. Black-level will likewise be slightly poorer between the extra lamp-wattage and lack of an iris, but contrast has every right to be about the same so there's no reason an NDfilter couldn't be used.
Assuming they're still using DC3 DLP coupled with such a bright lamp, I'd agree black levels may be high (an iris might indeed have been useful). Hopefully not too high.
But assuming the specs are correct - then for really large screens or use in significant ambient light, this ought to be at the top of the consideration list.
In contrast, in a semi-dark (or darkenable) room, the reduced lamp life and expected extra heat/noise/power-consumption, along with certainly more expensive replacement lamp-costs - probably doesn't make all that much sense (in that case, may as well get a more suitably-bright projector that doesn't require an ND filter to begin with: HD50/W1070 or the like for instance...)
That said, I'd also imagine great 3D brightness at larger screen-sizes would fit the bill for this projector, too!
This could be a big deal. A possibly very solid replacement for the HD25-LV, then?
I think Optoma may be making something of a return-to-form between this and the also-impressive HD50. Would love to see some reviews on this (and holding thumbs on reasonable local pricing!)