Originally Posted by paris401
i to want to upgrade from a infocus 7210 to this machine...how is the brightness compared to the infocus?? also a bit concerned about motion, as we mostly watch sports with a rare movie thrown it... our screen is a screen research 11,
115 ''with an advestied gain of 0.95..thanks
Well I just came from an Infocus 7205 to this machine. My screen is a 110" stewart firehawk which has a slightly higher advertised gain. I have only put 10 hours on the projector so far. 1 hour of screen tests and calibration, 4 hours of bluray. 1 hour of 3d bluray 1 hour of HDTV and 3 hours of NFL on satellite HDTV. I watched the Giants / Ravens game late last night off of my satellite PVR. I have my Denon doing the scaling to 1080p for the satellite before it gets to the projector. Aside from watching the Giants blow their chances for the playoffs, I enjoyed the picture. I have not measured anything with a meter and won't get around to it till I do a proper calibration after 100 hours, although as I posted above, getting a very good picture with some basic calibration screen tests was very easy and very close out of the box.
Seat of the pants impression: As far as brightness I think on low lamp it is just as bright as my 7205 was. I think on high lamp it is brighter than the 7205 was on high lamp. It appears to be a greater difference between the 2 modes. It certainly is a lot quieter. Can barely hear it compared to the turbine running in those old Screenplays. As far as motion, I doubt it would be any better than a decent dlp machine. I was wrapping Christmas presents while the game was on so I wasn't watching every play but I wasn't bothered by any motion. Incidently because of the wrapping, I had quite a bit of light on over the seating area in the room (mr16 pot lights). Picture was bright enough and I was watching on Cinema 1""in low lamp.There is a "bright tv" preset that is noticeably brighter. So far, after very limited use, I am very happy with the upgrade. Definitely overall PQ is superior to the Infocus but then again it was 8 years between technology. I was considering a JVC as well but I did demo one and the motion during a soccer game was too much of an issue for me. When I demoed soccer on the Sony (last years HW30) it was very good. So I was comfortable purchasing the HW50 knowing the motion would be about the same but higher light output. Lastly I demoed an Epson 5020 but the panel convergence was so bad on the unit I looked at I was so turned off I cut the demo short and crossed it off my list.
Our mix is 50% bluray, 30% broadcast HDTV and 20% HDTV sports. If sports was my main content with little movie watching I probably would have seriously looked at the BenqW7000. Probably a little brighter (even after calibration), and excellent motion being DLP. Also a good $1000-1500 less street prices.
My feelings only. YMMV, I would definitely say to go demo as much as possible before you make any purchase. Cheers.