Originally Posted by Pete
I fear too many are falling prey to the marketing departments of popular mass-produced brands...looking to the next seeming "breakthrough" buzz-word technology calculated to motivate new consumers (as well as existing PJ owners) by the promise of an ever-improved price/performance experience. We get so fixated on core technologies that we overlook the things that make a projector superior...really fine optics, high refresh rates, brightness without sacrifice of contrast, saturated but realistic color that's easily calibrated. These qualities exist right now in higher-performance projectors from the likes of SIM2, Runco, DPI, etc. Instead of jumping from a bang-for-the-buck projector to a next-big-thing projector, it might make more sense to invest in one projector that pays attention to the differentiating core elements. It might cost more initially, but such projectors will continue to deliver outstanding performance over time. I'd much rather have a 2K projector with great color and contrast and a superior lens over a 4K projector with "cost-effective" optics.
I think the reason so many people (myself included) are even considering such an expensive projector isn't the fact that it's marketed as 4k (although that sure helps), but that it is pretty bright with an excellent contrast level (higher than other DLPs i think, isn't it?), has great optics, motorized zoom/focus/lens shift, lens memory, excellent motion handling for LCOS, the best frame insertion on the market, good lag for gaming, many picture options (no CMD though, definately a disapointment) and great build quality. That doesn't even factor in that it has great 3D and the possibility to take a 4K signal when it's available.
For the price, i don't think anything else comes close as far as i can see. If there is something else that does it all, tell me cuz i'm considering.