Originally Posted by blee0120
I think its funny how the Acer is being compared to the RS40. I think 99% of RS40 owners paid less than $3300 for theirs also. Where can you find a better 2D projector for less than 5K? And its a 1080p 3D projector, which shows little ghosting at that. I never seen a 720 3D projector but I'm guess a 1080p 3D image shows a better picture. Some scenes look like I'm there filming.
Also, who has a HT without 2D? What other 2D projector will you group with your Acer? A RS10, 15, or 20? Isn't the RS40 better on 2D than those? My friend has a RS20 and when I saw his last year I could not wait to upgrade my panny 4000. After he saw my RS40, he immediately put his up for sale, so I know a second projector that matches the RS40 will be well over $3000.
I just don't understand the comparison. You will spend way more if you want to match a RS40 with the Acer. You will need to buy a used RS20 or better with the Acer. Unless you have a better 2D projector, I can understand, but if you don't, you need to look into seeing one in action. Just because it does 3D for less, doesn't make it better because its really not
O.K., like Toe, I can't help myself so I'll bite. How about a Sony gamma corrected G90 for 2D, which does full fade to blacks and holds them. Even if you already own a good, but inferior projector like the Epson 9500 for 2D, then combining it with the Acer is very cost effective solution that will carry you happily on to next year's 2D/3D projectors that will probably be even better for less cost - so keeping any decent 2D projector and adding the Acer might be a reasonable and viable option. I only use the Acer for 3D and it does a phenomenal job and believe it or not in 3D mode with glasses on it has a good black level and very good overall contrast. I seriously considered both the JVC and Sony for 3D, but why pay 6 to 18 times the price of the Acer? I'm covered for 2D with my G90, Epson 9500 and Epson 7500. Setting up the Acer was only a small risk due to price and I've been absolutely stunned by the 3D quality it produces - and what's my reference? Well, a projector that's still considered a reference, especially in the area of black level. If you already have a 2D projector you're happy with and want to test the 3D waters why wouldn't you try the Acer or one of the other 720p 3D DLPs? This is the best consumer purchase I've made to date - including my G90, Marquee 8500 (LC), Martanz digital projector, Nec LT150, Nec HT1000, Epson 7500, Epson 9500, Lumagen processors, two anamorphic lenses several different screen materials and on and on and on. I simply don't know how to put its value into perspective since almost everything I've bought for my HT has cost much more (even the replacement lamps for my other digital projectors) and they haven't had anything like the impact on image quality this little cage champion has had. I'll even put it ahead of my four Da-lie HP screens, which I also consider an incredible value and now with 3D even more so! Like the HP screen the Acer isn't for everyone, but for those that can accommodate this projector it's a wonderful addition to your HT. I just watched Grand Canyon and Step Up on the Acer - my oh my, what a great experience on my 120" HP screen - bright, punchy, high contrast rock solid image with absolutely no ghosting - nada! When I put a 3D movie on I don't worry that a particular title might cause any ghosting - slight or otherwise. I just look forward to a great visual feast!
The caveat being - that if you're sensitive to RBE you'll want a good return policy, but first try 3D for RBE problems because many people who see RBE in 2D on the acer don't see any, or very little in 3D mode. I don't see any in 3D mode. Does the qualification about RBE meet your standards Toe?
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