Originally Posted by rrhomes
Now that I've seen the stats I'm less impressed. I wanted 5000:1 native on/off and with the short throw lens I'll take a wait and see. Don't get me wrong I have a Mits HC3000 that has 2800:1 native and it real throws a nice image when calibrated I also like thats it bright, so I'd still buy this before some of the others around $1,000 but if one unit clearly stand out like a DC3 with 5000:1 and quiet and bright I may pay $500 more for it, well see but I'd just as soon they had stuck with the HC1000 case and frame and found a few ways to improve it inside, its a price war and I'm a very patient buyer.
Patience is a virtue most of us don't have here! So hats-off to you
Performance-wise, the 3800 reads a lot like a 1080p HC3000.
Perhaps the biggest differences are the (rated) brightness, zoom lens and (supposed) lamp-life.
Interesting that the DarkChip2 and 3 are now mostly gone from around this pricepoint.
I dare say that a run-out Benq W5000 may well be a better buy...