Originally Posted by KingGiant
I'm desperate for information concerning the new LG LED projectors. I am new to the projector world, but after purchasing the LG PA77U, I am now hooked! I absolutely love projecting movies and games. My big decision now is whether or not to upgrade to from the PA77U to the PF85U. I can't seem to find any reviews or feedback that really helpful outside of the one on Projector Central here: http://www.projectorcentral.com/lg_p...=LEDs-vs-lamps
My hope for a projector is one that can replace my TV. I love the instant on feature of LED's projectors and low fan noise. Since this will be placed in my man cave, the lower heat output al is also a nice feature of LED. I will be projecting about 82-84" and will be using it to watch TV, Movies, and play games (Xbox1/PS4) from a distance of about 6-8 feet away. Since I will have a spot for it, zoom is not a need as well.
So again my biggest question is an upgrade from the 720p PA77U to PF85U worth almost double the price (paid $629 for the 77U, the 85U is in sale for $1199)? Since the 85U is not 3D, will it have worse imput lag than the 77U? I have no issues will imput lag on the 77U, so I don't see why the upgraded 1080P would be an issue. Is fan noise louder on the 85U? I know people are in love with the Benq W1070 and I'm sure it produces a superior image, but I feel like the PF85U would serve as a better TV replacement in smaller room (Heat, fan noise, many extended hours of it being on).
Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Pardon me for not referring to you by name, couldn't find it!
Choosing between these 2 units is really a tough decision since they are both very similar units and if you have enjoyed the PA77U so far, if you decide to upgrade to the PF85U, you will enjoy it just as much if not more for it's brighter picture!
Both units are DLP projectors which produce a theater-like picture. The differences between the PA77U and the PF85U are that the 85U has a better speaker system at 5W versus 3W, now if you're going through your AV system, that will not be a big thing.
The 85U is a brighter picture at up to 1000 Ansi Lumens V 700 Ansi Lumens for the 77U. The 85U projects a larger picture of up to 120" whereas the 77U gives up to 100". What you have in the way of connectivity on the 85U that is not on the 77U is the "Phone to Component input" and the 85U has one more HDMI input and one more USB input.
You do loose the 3D on the 85U, it's also a heavier unit at 4.8lbs. V 3.1 lbs. and is a bigger unit (W X H X D) 10.8" x 1.8" x 8.6" and for the 77U the dimensions are 9.05" x 6.69" x 1.73".
If you are energy conscious, the last thing to consider would be energy consumption where for the 85U it is 160W and for the 77U it is 130W.
If you would like to look all this information over and compare the units, click on the following link:http://www.lg.com/us/compare/compare.../us/projectors