Originally Posted by Hyrax
All the buzz for the new JVC projectors seems to have diminished interest in LED DLP projectors, which seems odd. Are people thinking that this generation of D-ILA projectors are now capable of being better than DLP projectors? Or is it just the price?
I think it's more a case of "drowned out" than diminished. JVC has a great price point with options to cover any budget in the $3k-10k range. Whenever anything JVC comes out there's always a huge uproar about it.
They're just by their nature going to get a lot more attention than projectors in the $10k-20k+ range.
Other than that, DLP just isn't that "exciting" these days. They throw a great picture, they've thrown a great picture for ages. What's really happened of most note in the past few years is that to a large extent it seems DLP has largely abandoned the $3k-10k. Maybe I shouldn't say that, maybe it's just more a case of "mediocre" DLPs have been caught up to/overtaken by other technologies. If you read around I think you'll find that in the $10k+ range DLP still gets about the most respect of any tech out there.
Problem is in the <$10k things like lens quality, pixel resolving ability, "ANSI"/MTF/inter-pixel sharpness/contrast just aren't weighted as heavily as things like (uncalibrated) lumens and sequential contrast.
For a good while there, even a "mid range" DLP could compete with JVC and Sony and Epson, not even compete but beat on just about every level. Any more the mid range (<$10k) can really only compete on ANSI/MTF/inter-pixel sharpness/contrast, and that's a somewhat abstract concept if you haven't actually seen it.
Not that long ago I had the impression that people thought DLP had better sharpness and better ANSI contrast - giving more "pop" than D-ILA.
I think they still do. But frankly, I think a lot/most don't really care. Most here care primarily about sequential contrast/black level, and unless you're willing to spend quite a lot of money on a DC4 machine with a good DI, DLP just arguably isn't that competitive there.