Originally Posted by mishari84
HD25-LV I think is the same as HD25. both share the same bulbs, unlike HD25e and cheaper clones.
Same lamps? Yes. Same color wheel? No.
The HD25 is a 2,000 lumen projector which actually delivered more accurate color than the 25e or 25-LV by use of the RGB/RGB color wheel. It had far more color brightness than any of the others in this series. The 25LV, while claiming 3,200 lumens, is actually only able to deliver around 700 color lumen. In comparison, the BenQ W1070, which is only rated to 2,000 max lumen, can deliver over 1,500 color lumen. The importance of the RGB/RGB color wheel is significant, as is the use of a faster color wheel for those who are RBE sensitive. Personally I would love to see color wheel speeds increase at some point so we have even less RBE issues. But, the use of a non-RGB/RGB color wheel in a home theater projector just seems silly to me.
Lumen count only matters if the projector can deliver those lumen with full color brightness and accuracy, which Optoma is sorely failing to do right now. In review after review after review, the W1070, coming up on two years old, delivers better overall image quality, with less noise, and better colors, and better image brightness. It bugs me because Optoma just seems to be continuing to ignore this information. Granted, most people just read the specs, see 3,200 lumen, and buy the 'brighter' projector, even if it isn't really that way.