Originally Posted by Craig Peer
Nothing is more " crisp and clear " than a good single chip DLP . If only they would put a killer DI in the Digital Projection dVision platform machines !!
I recently had the RS55 and the Planar 8130 in a direct A/B (both are excellent samples with uniform focus across my 142" screen). Using Oblivion which is a remarkably clean and sharp, both projectors appear very similar from 14 feet (1.25 SW).
When I turn on the e-shift, the advantage goes to the JVC. Not significant, but noticeable. The increase in the pixel density makes a difference and a slight sharpening of the MPC process makes for a great 2D presentation. Seeing these side by side throws a curve into what we know about using intra-pixel MTF to define sharpness. Up close (with e-shift turned on), each projector appears very different, yet at seating distance, the resulting image is more alike than not.
to be fair, I think that e-shift quality is dependent on the sample. The sharper the lens is with e-shift off, the better e-shift will look. Going with a quality single panel projector eliminates the issue of convergence and hopefully focus uniformity if it has a decent lens.
so in the end we have 2 different technologies (single panel DLP vs. 3 Panel LCOS) and a method to completely eliminate the pixel structure yet both are strikingly similar at seated distance. This makes me question every time I hear someone use the term day/night difference when comparing the various projectors.
to me, a day/night difference is a 480P projector from 10 years ago to just about anything we have today in 3K price range.