|Originally posted by FertilityDoc
You would have thought that I posted this in the Digital Forum. And tell me why would someone who prefers digital even bother reading the CRT forum??? Is it projector envy??? Your analogy presumes certain things. Firstly you are assuming that the Mercedes ran well to begin with. This projector had a poor picture from the moment I walked in the room. We are not talking about a minor flat tire that could be easily remedied. We are talking about resolution...comparable to performance....think 0-60 time and how the eyes react to the screen.....think cornering. Lastly, the Barco I have is an 808s. The JVC was new DILA. Last time I checked, newer cars tend to outperform vintage ones. Sheesh!!!
I like to read the CRT forum because, among other things, there are some very knowledgeable people on this forum who know a lot about projectors, picture quality, etc., and I learn a great deal from them, even if I don't always agree with everything they might say. Also, it is fun to read posts like yours, in which a CRT enthusiast actually acts like they have had an epiphany about how horrible digital projectors are (as if they weren't predisposed on the issue to begin with), proceeding in turn to kindly pass this information on to the rest of the world, as if everyone else were not able to form their own conclusions. These posts, like yours, often reflect someone bashing the entire world of digital projectors based on observations of one projector for a limited time, where the setup appears to be questionable. They also typically involve the originator of the thread purportedly observing issues or problems that it is generally conceded (by knowledgeable folks on both sides of the fence) do not exist on the digital projector in question (as pointed out above by Mr. Wood). Unfortuntely, such posts also have the capacity to mislead those who have not read enough on this forum and the digital forum to realize that some portion of what you said in your initial post, and in particular, the conclusion, are not meritorious.
As to the analogy, it was merely meant to point out that a limited observation like yours is hardly the basis for the incredibly sweeping statement you make, which was: "Digital not there yet . . . not by a long shot." The limited observations you describe in your post are as much a basis for your conclusion as my scenario would be for concluding that Toyota is better than Mercedes. Both notions are equally ridiculous. But you missed the point of the analogy, as did others, because you are intent on advocating a particular point of view, and are not interested in any discussion that does not square with what that point of view is. Hence, the second part of your attack, and that of GScott's, which is essentially: "Get off OUR forum."
P.S. I am not mad. I am having fun. I am not taking this seriously and hope you are not. :)
P.P.S. Where is QQQ and his references to penis size when you need him?