I also bumbed into a tempting 1080ub second hand offer today (still under warranty) .
I wonder would it be an upgrade PQ-wise to my VS PRO8100? Has anyone get change to see both?
When i sell my PRO8100, i should get pretty even in this switch...should i go for it?
The ANSI contrast of the two are about the same. 251:1 for 1080UB http://www.projectorcentral.com/1080...projectors.htm and 258:1 for Pro8100. http://www.projectorcentral.com/viewsonic_pro8100.htm The Pro8100 is brighter in best mode. Pro8100 has more features and a better calibration system. The 1080UB has better black levels. To me it would not be an upgrade. To me an upgrade from a Pro8100 would be a JVC HD250 or above. The new Sony HW20 would be a nice upgrade. Any of the older high end DLP projectors like the Marantz VP-15S1 would also be an upgrade in my opinion.