Ya i am expecting the HD-PVR 9252 Soon...
Its going to be a big upgrade from the 42 model..
What screen are your going to up grade to?
Frasia, if i had a 2:35 screen, how hard is it for the 9700 to go from standard 16:9 to 2.35:1? What steps must be taken?
Got the 9700 up and running today, prepping the 7500 for sale.
I am most impressed with the improvements in frame interpolation so far. They finally got it right! I also can't hear the iris like I could on past units.
Projectors always look great with the fresh bulb, so I will hold off on "wow this picture is (insert awesomeness here)" for later.
Overall though, very pleased for first night out of the box.
I had an opportunity to demo this unit today at my local dealer. He just put it up about two days ago, so it has had zero calibration done to it. I was very impressed with the performance of it. The last projector I had was a Panasonic AE900 back in 2007 and haven't used one since due to several moves. Now we are looking to add a projector and screen to our existing living room setup, which consists of a 60" Pioneer Elite. My selling point to my wife is the projector will help save the life of the Plasma because we will use it less for movie watching...
The only issue I have right now is trying to decide if it is worth the extra 1K and 1.5K over the 8700 and 8350. I need to have somebody install it and they did a good job with my speaker install back in April. Everybody else in town wants to sell me Runco or high end JVC units, so at least they have access to Epson. He told me that he can get those other units, but I haven't seen a price on them yet. So who knows how much higher they will be...
The 8700UB really looks like a great deal, but I haven't seen one yet. Best Buy and HH Gregg only sell the 8350 which would be good for financing reasons. I can get 36 months no interest on an 8350 from Best Buy.
I was wondering if anybody else has compared the three units yet??