Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe
This is why the 3D fans seem to prefer the Acer H5360 and the Optoma HD66/67 (the Acer seems to have a better color wheel, both are 720p). They have similar lamp outputs and are bright enough (2500 Lumens, advertised) to provide decent 3D images. Both are comparable in price, and similar in 3D performance. Both of them have low enough color wheel speeds that they may have enough RBE to bother me (I would have to check with owners to find out).
Claus - I've had the Acer 5360 for the last few weeks while waiting for the JVC RS40 to arrive. It was only ~$600 from amazon, but recently as low as $450 from newegg.
I have been quite impressed with the 3D image quality of this projector. I had low expectations given the price, but the image is rock solid (flicker free), no ghosting like i've seen on typical LCD and Plasma's and relatively bright. Projector central rated the 3D mode output between 700-900 lumens depending on the video mode. IMO, this projector (and likely all other 3D models coming out) needs an HP screen with the projector dead center for max gain. The glasses block a significant amount of light.
I am highly sensitive to RBE, I don't see it while watching the 3D movies, only on brief occasion on a high contrast scene. The RBE is more noticable in 2D mode, but don't notice it after a while of watching. It hasn't caused any headaches yet. This might sound a bit out there, but I am starting prefer the IQ of this 720P vs. the HC5500 1080P. The pop of the DLP really gets my attention and if I didn't know any better, I'd think the blacks and contrast are more preferable to my 5500.
The major downfall for some is that these 3D DLP's need to be driven by a PC for the time being until the Optoma converter is released in Q1 to allow regular CE devices to run these projectors in 3D mode. I already have an HTPC running Win 7 w/ Media center, and Power DVD 10 is a direct plugin for Media center. I can watch all my 3D BD's using a remote control and a 10 foot interface. I'll be comparing this projector to the RS40 when it arrives. If the 3D is a better experience on the Acer, then i'll find a way to run a dual projector setup although not ideal.