Originally Posted by coderguy
I know some of you hate me posting in here, but this is versus the Mits hc4000, and you can't be all tears, because the Mits is holding up to and usually beating everything I am putting up against it so far.
So the Sanyo, well, it beats the Mits a little overall maybe or TIES, but with my RBE, it's going to beat it I think. Not so much for you DLP fans that don't care about black levels though, but it gets really close, and the Sanyo is a bit more well balanced projector (except the ridiculous calibration and color issues). I have a slight BIAS towards the Sanyo due to RBE, but I'm really trying to be careful about the BIAS (hence the magnifying glass).
Koaz from down under, i have been reading your posts on the 3 current separate threads that you have been contributing too.
I take it that if it were not for your extreme RBE that you would be more than happy with or would it be fair to say you would have kept the Mits hc4000 and the search for a projector would be over (for now anyway).
As it is not always about darkest blacks but a good balance of decent respectable blacks and sharpness and contrast especially when we are talking about a projector under $1500USD.
please correct me if i am wrong.
That is the hardest part i suppose as i read somewhere you had a budget and you want to stick to it for whatever reason.
Most of the people here on this forum are mainly honest working class folk trying to do the best for their family while giving them the best education and a comfortable home but also along the way enjoy life as well.
We are not all blessed with huge wages and can afford to drop $3000USD plus on projectors like some others (same applies to me in Australia) the Mits hc4000 is about $2300AUD street price.
I also still have to factor in that i have to buy a projector screen and projector mount and 10 metre HDMI cable.
So that makes it even harder for me thus me reading and re-reading your comments to make sure i understand what your thoughts and other peoples are for blacks, sharpness and contrast.
I have read about 4 or 5 Mits hc4000 reviews as well as Art's review, also Art’s you-tube clip on the Mits hc4000 which was rather good.
In the end they all the reviews said about the same thing one way or the other, that the Mits hc4000 has not go the darkest blacks but more than acceptable, sharpness was very very good and also contrast.
This is from a projector with no DI and under $1500 USD.
What am i looking for, well a projector that has more than decent blacks, i want and like a sharp picture sand good contrast also a projector that can make an average dvd or blu-ray look good on the screen, and i am not looking for perfection as that these days just does not exist.
I will be going to the local projector showroom which is very rare to find in Melbourne that has the Mits HC4000 , HC3900 and HC3200 , Sanyo Z4000 , Benq W1000+ and W6000 , JVC DLA-HD250 and Infocus SP8600.
Then i can see for myself do i need to spend and extra $1000 or so or can i live with the picture and save myself $1000 or so.
I also asked a couple of questions on page 39. Still would be interesting to know what FL would i expect the Mits hc400 to produce ?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...278360&page=39
Also i would like to say a big thank you for your contributions as well you have made it very easy (after re-reading everything you have written a couple of times) to put the Mits on my short list.