I've been going back and forth regarding what to upgrade next. So far these new led/laser hybrid projectors interest me most because no need to worry about lamp replacements and because of that no need to calibrate every now and then. They use less power and are really quiet. 3D doesn't interest me so no need to involve that into this discussion. Now I'm trying to choose between acer and viewsonic. Kraine said that he prefers acer, but when I collected his test data to excel table to compare different projectors, I don't really see why he prefers the acer over viewsonic? Is it the better base black and contrast? From the data I'm looking at, yes the blacks are better, but only marginally(if taking into account that the viewsonic is way brighter at low lamp mode and still has really good blacks), and the contrast is also a bit better, but then again viewsonic wins at operation noise, has sharper picture and is a lot brighter at both operation mode(normal and eco). To what I'm looking at the viewsonic is better overall projector in my eyes.... am I missing something here?
I took acer results from movie mode because I guessed that those are D65 calibrated? Acer seems to be way brighter in other modes than movie mode.
In this table I made, all the data is from calibrated results and DLP projectors are without brilliant color. Base black dynamic results are with iris enabled.
Btw Kraine, thanks for the tests. Those are really informative to read, but using google translate it's sometimes really hard to read the test results when they are not in simple table where all the info would be easy to read. Also, in your web page acer base black reads in 0015 and 0045, so I'm guessing that it's actually 0.015 and 0.045 like I put it on my excel? If so, you may want to correct it not to make too many confused.
One other thing Kraine. Can you tell me in case of those projectors where I have putted the info in one box instead of two, are the results taken in low lamp mode or high lamp mode? For example HC4000, TW9000W, PT-AT5000E native contrast and H9500BD, W1200, HC4000 base black?