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|Originally posted by mpjohnst
Panasonic AE300: US spec available late Dec.
Sony HS10: US spec available late Nov.
|Originally posted by offshore
Whether a short throw or long throw lens is a pro or con depends on the individual's situation.
For me the short throw AE300 is not an option.
|Originally posted by bgl90042
who says the sony hs10 is brighter? no one has seen it. it may have a higher lumens rating but every authoritative source i've read indicates lumens ratings are vodoo science especially when comparing different brands. i think the only real way to determine which is brighter is in a shoot out. same for contrast. until a shoot out is performed, i don't see how any comparisons of merit can be contemplated.
|Originally posted by Xander
But (and this is a big but), you are constantly reminded of the fact that this is a relatively low resolution projector. This could possibly be attributed to the smooth screen technology (I'm not sure yet) but I see a constant mosaic-like pixel structure along edges and so on. Defocusing doesn't really help since I believe that the smooth screen technology already makes the picture a bit softer causing me constantly wanting to improve the focus. I do not recommend that you sit anything closer than 2x with this pj or the mosaic will drive you nuts. I hope there is a solution to this mosaic thing. It might have been the same on the AE100 and I have just forgotten what it looks like.
|Originally posted by Defiler
Here's why the AE300 can only game at 640x480:
Most games are 4:3 aspect ratio.
(540/3)*4 = 720
However, 720x540 is not a typical resolution for a game to support. The next notch down from that is 640x480. Q.E.D.
For the HS10:
(768/3)*4 = 1024
1024x768 IS a typical game resolution, so you're good to go with 1:1 pixel mapping.