Originally Posted by supercop
In terms of picture quality... How sharp is the Benq w7000?
Is it sharper than newest EPSON and Panasonic?
Comparing to infocus or other DLP... Is it the shaper projector?
Art at Projector Reveiws described the HD8600 sharpness as: "The Optoma HD8600 is a classic, single chip DLP projector, and as expected, produces a very sharp image. In reality, even the 0 setting (lowest) for sharpness, is probably a little too high, as there is a touch of oversharpening appearing. Still, it's relatively slight."
--- and in his much more recent review of the W7000 Art said: "Like the W6000, the W7000, as a single chip DLP projector is expected to be very sharp, and it is. Focusing about 1/3 out from the center, you get a very nicely sharp image from center to edge. No question, the W7000 is crisper than the recent Epsons, Panasonics and even Sonys - all 3 panel LCD or LCoS. Not having to converge three color optical streams really does make a difference."
Bottom line is the sharpness of the image with the Optoma HD8600 or the BenQ W7000 should be very similar when their sharpness control is adjusted to not boost high frequency details (which products an inaccurate emphasis of fine details) or to boost them equally (since it appears the HD8600 even at min. sharpness settting is overboosted). With the 3 chip projectors, be they LCD, LCoS or DLP, the sharpness can be degraded if the misconvergence of the red, blue and green colors is more than a small fraction of a pixel width and the level of misconvergence will vary from unit to unit for any of these 3-chip projectors.Edited by Ron Jones - 6/17/12 at 5:07pm