Darin, one thing I should make clear is that, although I haven't seen the JVC, I have no doubt it smucks the Acer for 2D and is an overall better solution for 3D. What I find interesting is that someone who is considered a video guru around here and who actually has purchased an Acer and has an HP screen and who has all kinds of know how and resources at his disposal hasn't bothered to actually take a look and give his own informed opinion (hint, I'm trying to persuade to make the effort and have a look). For me the Acer is to projectors what the HP is to screens - it's cheap and it performs way above its pay grade in 3D mode, and like the HP, it is often dismissed out of hand. The main reason I'm teasing people over here is to point out to some on this forum that there are good 3D solutions for much less money if you're willing to go the computer route. Believe it or not, there are guys who have families who love HT, but can't afford to spend thousands on a 3D projector, but who would absolutely love to have 3D at home. They read this section of the forum and drool over the Sonys and JVCs, but know there's no way they can afford one of those. I'm trying to let them know there is a possible solution, it won't be as good, but it'll be pretty damn good.
I'll move on. Hopefully I've made my point by now. The Acer or other 720p 3D DLPs certainly aren't a threat to Sony or JVC anyway. People in this section have a bias against anything considered cheap so I know it's pointless proselytizing about something like the Acer here. The hope is that someone who didn't think he had a 3D solution hopefully now has one.
Keep up your good work on this forum. You're a real asset here.
Just to be clear. Acer is really good for poor people? I'm rich and used the Acer instead of my 10 000.00 Sony. Does that make me a bad person?
Also, it doesn't take 600.00 to build an HTPC unless you are a moron. You can build one easily for less then 400.00.
Another thing. 1 3D bluray on average costs 25.00. I have 46 now. 46 x 25 = 1150. A 3D bluray player costs around 150. 150 + 1150 = 1300.
a 2TB hard drive costs 90.00 + every 3D bluray free + getting 3D blurays months early (Avatar, had it 2 months ago) + having all your blurays ready to play in an instant. +400 for the HTPC = 490.
So to sum it up. 1300 - 490 = 810 in your pocket plus all future 3D movies months early and free.
I wonder why I wouldn't want to run an HTPC. Oh yeah, because IM A MORON. If you guys can't build an HTPC just buy one premade. BD players, and discs is ancient history. Get with the times guys, I would expect more from techie nerds then this. All the noobs. Go and spend a few hours in the HTPC forum. You will never look at home theater the same way again.