Originally Posted by coderguy
The Acer is a good unit in its price range.
I don't mean to sound disagreeable, but there is no reason that this Mits hc7800 only has a 10% or 15% increase in image quality compared to a $500 DLP projector that is 720p and a 3x color wheel, has no IRIS.
The blacks will be exponentially darker on the Mits, the colors will be far more accurate, motion resolution will stay more in tact, using keystone will not have as much of a severe affect (keystone is more noticeable on a 720p projector especially on one that has a lesser quality lens to start with), and the intrascene contrast in both bright and dark scenes will be higher with the Mits (significantly higher), the picture will look more film like and sharper at the same time, so the image will be a good deal sharper without looking artificial (this projector looks to have one of the best LENS of any projector under $10,000), and besides these attributes helping 3D, it will just look better overall.
Well here's a comparison of the Acer vs. the $10,000 Sony VW90 by Conan48. You would logically think that a $10,000 projector with a DI, FI, much better lens and all the goodies should be infinitely better than a cheapo $500 projector -- right! Wrong! This is my favourite post on this forum in the 12 years I've been here! This is the reason I'm hesitant to replace the Acer. The Mits 7800 is on the top of my list if I do.
"I suggest you keep your Acer for 3D. Unless the JVC is literally 10x better then the Sony for 3D then you will be disapointed. I was pretty happy with the Sony for 3D and made a decision not to watch the Acer for a month so that I would have new movies to watch on the Sony when it came. A week later I decided to plug the Acer in again and WOW. The Acer blew my mind again at how much better it was then the Sony. I had that sinking feeling in my stomach like Oh **** I just spent 15x the price on something that is inferior to a little Acer.
Zombie, you asked what scenes showed ghosting in relation to the Sony vs. Acer. I realized pretty much every scene had some form of ghosting or another. Some minor, and some obvious. Anyway I was gonna sell the Sony and just stick to my Acer/epson combo because I was going to move in march and needed to save money, but now Im not moving until the fall so I got's some money I can still spend. I'm getting the RS50 now, and hopefully Im not gonna get slapped in the face twice! The dealer was like naw theirs no ghosting on the Sony, and I pointed out scene after scene to him and he was like "I'll call you latter today when I get info on the JVC". This is my last attempt at going 3D with a non DLP projector. If anything I will just use the JVC for 2D and continue my dual PJ setup.
When I told my dealer that my 500 Acer is better then the Sony, he gave me a look like he wanted to hurt me. I told him if he wants, next time I come over I'll bring it and show him how 3D is supposed to look. Maybe he can become an Acer dealer."
In another post he goes on to say.
"What is the one product that I wish I had never bought now? The Acer!! This little POS that costs 500.00 does such an amazing job for 3D that I've been spoiled for the past year in completely smooth, ghost free images. Im actually hoping that the JVC can come close to the Acer for 3D performance and not the other way around If I had never owned the Acer and just coming from a strictly theatrical 3D experience. I would have most likely never even noticed how bad the ghosting was."
Now that's funny!