I went to see an X7 with Kelvin1965s yesterday. He already wrote up his thoughts earlier in the thread. I thought I'd add my own impressions. First of all, both myself and him, we have the HD350 with a VideoEQPro.
I didn't come away feeling like my projector is crap even though mine is in a non-ideal environment with white walls while they had a completely black room. I didn't see any extra detail in Avatar for example, and actually their setup was a little bit crappier as it was showing aliasing in places. I don't know if it was the Arcam player or something else. Detail enhance and sharpening were both at the level I use them at home at - 20. :-)
Ok, it is going to be better than a 350 as I can see the blacks were a little blacker, fine, but I came home and watched something on mine without feeling... ooo, I want an X7. Really couldn't care less. The 350 is still brilliant. ;P
OK, the only thing is that this projector is VERY BRIGHT in 2D on high lamp more. I would say my unit on high lamp looks like the X7 in low lamp. If you like your image extra bright, this will do it in 2D. On the projected image size (which was about 80-100"), high lamp was WAAAAAY TOO high and I'm someone who likes it real bright (I have mine on high lamp at 72" with iris fully open!!!) I guess for some that will be worth the upgrade.
Not impressed. There was some crosstalk (ghosting) but for me personally, the flicker made it unwatchable for more than 10mins. I think it's like rainbows on DLP as Kelvin didn't see the flicker. I think I will have to wait for passive RealD systems because this shutter-glass thing is not doing it for me. I can notice the smallest flicker so I'm very sensitive to this. I think everyone has to audition an active system before you buy because you might regret it if you go by the reviews of what other people see. I couldn't put up with it. Interestingly, I've never in my life seen a rainbow on a DLP system. hehe Strange, but we are all different.
Aside from that, I LOVED LOVED LOVED the overlays on the Samsung demo disc.
Some of it looked pretty cool and I can see some really nice usage of 3D on TV material in the future. Excellent.
I wouldn't worry much about the colour accuracy in 3D, guys. It looked very good and I am VERY sensitive to overblown or wrong colours (hence having the VideoEQ). It all looked very good. The light levels were fine for me in 3D but lamp brightness will drop over the lifetime of the unit so it may get to that stage by 1000 hours.
That's all from me.