Originally Posted by Alex solomon
No question the 4805 fan is loud. I sit 4' away from my ceiling mounted 4805 and I don't hear fan from that distance. In terms of PQ vs. H27, let the picture attached tells the story. This is a picture of the 4805 showing what HD looks like on the 4805. This picture supplied by cavu. Enjoy the eye candy. Click on the image to enlarge.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8032419
Personally I think these kinds of screenshots by themselves are useless. Other than for color rendition samples and screen uniformity, it shows nothing in the way of resolution and detail. I am not finished uploading my screenshots. But I don't have a nice screen and my entire room is white which reflects a ton of light from the screen back onto the screen. So my pictures are terrible examples of overall contrast. But my main point to the captures is the fine resolution you get with 720p.
720 or 1080 input, while it may provide an overall better picture than 480 on some 480p projectors. It's still not the native 1280x720 resolution of the HD70. I bet I could get my HD70 to look just like that screenshot as far as brightness and contrast go if I have the right screen and input. But in person, I am positive the HD70 will look so much better. Especially as the viewing distance becomes closer to the screen. The cool thing about HD is that I was standing nearly 3 ft from the 98" screen before I could barely make out the Screendoor effect. And I mean ever so slightly. And it is an ultra fine mesh at that. For me, in person, this equated to a more film like appearance over the H27 and 4805.
854x480 = 409,920 total pixels when using no keystone and full image.
1280x720 = 921,600 total pixels when using no keystone and full image.
511,680 pixel difference. That means there is more than twice as much resolution and there for the screendoor grid is half the size and finer dot pitch.
Yes, I have seen and owned the 4805 and while the image can be quite impressive with the right screen and right inputs. I still found the H27 to be better under the same conditions. And the HD70 blowns them both away. I still don't have mine setup and everything else. And unless I change the white walls, I will never get the punchy black contrast. But I will work on that.
I really don't understand why there is still so much 4805 talk going on here. Doesn't the 4805 have it's own section? I think 4805 talk is helpful if they are people who have compared the 4805 to the H27 in the same setup and same sources... and then also seen just about any 720p DLP projector in the same setup as well.
But seems there are a lot of 4805 comments from people who haven't had the H27 and HD70 (or HD72) in the same setup and same sources. Not sure how that is helpful.
My screenshots again, are to illustrate resolution and the texture caused by regular wall screens. Especially with high def content.