Originally Posted by purbeast
So I went over to someone's house from AVS today and he let me demo his 8000. I have to say I'm extremely impressed!
I had initially thought I wanted a 120" screen, but he had a 100" screen and it seemed HUGE. So now I am not sure about the size.
I demo'ed the 3D a little bit and saw the effect with the end of Green Lantern and it was pretty cool. I then put in Saving Private Ryan and it looked great. It was really bright and he even had some ambient lighting on, although he has it controlled so he could have turned it down. But I was impressed with how bright it is.
Then came the REAL test to me - input lag.
He had a 360 already hooked up so I put in my copy of SSF4 and hooked my joystick up. In the menu's I could tell the lag was pretty good already. I went into training mode and tried combos that I can do with my eyes closed and was landing them as usual. I could tell there was a SLIGHT lag but it was not "unplayable" by any means.
Then he told me it was not in gaming mode, and he switched it to gaming mode.
And HOLY CRAP ... I could notice an instant difference and I really could not "feel" any lag at all. I was extremely impressed with the little input lag on this thing and was landing 1 frame link combos about as frequently as I do on my Evo Monitor.
So as a whole I have to say I'm super impressed with this, and I am 100% purchasing one as my first projector.
And as a bonus, it looks like the 8000 uses the same 3D glasses that I have for my ST50 plasma, which is nice.
So now I have to find out where the best price is on this projector because I'm definitely purchasing it.
Thanks again Tim for taking the time to let me check it out man!