|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Larry Davis:
Knowing what I know now, I would be very wary of any XGA single chip DLP. But some people have enjoyed their XGA DLP's for a year or two and not agreed with me that the problems I saw were deal killers. . . . </font>
Hehe, very clever wording, Larry. Actually I think some of the people who are enjoying their XGA DLP's did not even agree that the problems you saw on the XGA units you've demo'd even existed on their projectors. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
I do agree that for people whose primary viewing will be DVD that steering them towards a DL-S8 or DL450 is perhaps the best option, particularly if they don't have a chance to preview a projector they're buying.
But as one of those who is perfectly happy with an XGA DLP (Compaq MP1600) I would say that the MP1600's occasionally available on eBay for less than $2k are as good or better in bang for buck as the $1,500 DL450 clones that many people picked up a year or so ago. I've A/B'd the MP1600 against a DL450 clone and preferred the MP1600's image.
Even so, I would say that for clopez, who already has a DL450, you don't want to waste your money in an XGA "upgrade". Maybe it would be worth it if you're planning on showing HDTV or have some special need for XGA resolution, but maybe not even then. -- Herb
[This message has been edited by hsitz (edited 04-18-2001).]