Originally Posted by coderguy
Can you post the link where this was tested, as the hd33 has the ability to turn off all processing (game mode), and I believe I recall reading the lag times were around 30ms on the Optoma but 80ms+ on the Acer 9500 (but I could be wrong)...
The Acer with the pixel mapping issue would also not be my pick for gaming at all.
This is one, if you read through it they mention turning accumotion off and game lag tested at 30ms, accumotion on and was 100ms or more. I remember one place had a photo showing 30ms difference from laptop and projected screen with the H9500BD. I would run the test and snap a photo but my laptop will not display both screen's.
In 2D the HD33 and H9500BD have similar input lag, going to 3D I do not know for sure. I can say that the H9500BD's input lag increases in 3D mode. Best guess is in 3D mode it is 166ms. Based on my 4 fps audio delay for lip syncing movies. 1k ms= 1 second 1k/24= 41 ms per frame x 4= 166ms. But I should test using my PS3 playing a 3D as use my laptop with TMT5 to watch movies and it adds a lot of input lag and is known by Arcsoft. Running Powerdvd11 is much better but it is the 4fps added delay to lip sync just not sure if it adds lag too.
Haven't seen/recall testing done for any of the 3D projectors for lag while in 3D mode.
As to the pixel mapping issue and gaming. Well I play console games on the H9500BD the majority of the time, approaching 400hours now on the projector. So I would disagree with you on that but others may agree with you most like PC gamers. And I havent read a PC gamer rave about any of the 1080P 3D projectors. I can say I never played a game and thought wow that is not sharp, it is pretty sharp.
Arts review is well done and has comparison photo's that are likely from the same camera and lighting so has some relevance.
From Arts review: " Acer H9500BD Sharpness
Acer H9500BD: Bottom Line Sharpness
In this price range, the Acer H9500 projector is more than fine. Digital content looks really sharp, and of course there are enough artifacts in movies (starting with film grain), to make small differences in sharpness harder to notice.
Bottom line? Sharpness won't be a factor!
Arts review http://www.projectorreviews.com/acer/h9500bd/index.php
Now I am not recomending the H9500BD over the HD33, W7000 or others. I am just stating some to research into. I would think if the price range goes to the 5010 I would really look into the Sony HW30 as I have no experience with it accept reading, it has been said to be the best all around projector. Little to no cross talk in 3D, decent input lag times for gaming and very good 2D quality.