Originally Posted by Dragon Reborn
Out of curiosity, why?
For the multi-point sub-pixel convergence adjustments, CMS, e-shift2, and added QA on the AVAD model (the value of which, I know, is difficult to quantify).
I like my convergence to be spot-on and I'll sacrifice a little bit of sharpness to get it. However, I used the sub-pixel adjustment on my Sony VW60 and never noticed any ill effects -- there's anecdotal evidence both for and against sub-pixel convergence adjustments, but I figure better to have it and not use it than to not have the option.
I have a decent colorimeter and have done the grayscale on my plasma TVs so I think it'd be nice to also be able to calibrate the primary and secondary colors in addition to the grayscale on the projector. I don't see getting into this for a while, but again, it's better to have the option than not.
I was skeptical about e-shift but I've since read some pretty favorable reviews and seen some pretty compelling photos that demonstrate its potential. Plus, I figured that e-shift might help mitigate any sharpness losses that arise from the convergence adjustments.
The added QA gives me a little piece-of-mind that I won't get a dud out of the box, but I know one person who got a 4810 with stuck pixels, so we'll see. FWIW my first RS46 also had stuck pixels (and dodgy focus uniformity) so hopefully I'm done paying my taxes to the QA gods.
The 4810 also comes with a 3-year warranty vs. two years for the other RS models. I kept my last projector for almost 5 years, so a longer warranty could come in handy down the road. And, FWIW, the RS4810 doesn't require a 3D firmware update, so I won't have to hassle with that like I eventually would've for my RS46.
In all honesty I originally wanted the RS4810, but I've very recently bought a new 65" plasma, a bunch of new speakers and a subwoofer, and a BDP-103 so I didn't want to push my luck with my wife. As it turns out, the 4810 wasn't a hard sell after all. Edited by Schwa - 1/2/13 at 2:39pm