Originally posted by Jim McC
How would you compare the H31 to the Infocus 4805? Thanks.
These are all pretty cool projectors and they have their trade offs. The H31 is similar to the 4805 in that it has the dark chip 2.
"Here's one thing I've figured out relating to these two projectors. 4805 owners/reviewers have said (me included) the screen door seems more noticeable and some added there's video noise. It's not video noise they're seeing it's pixel noise or the dots at the corners of the pixel. They see this more because the box around the pixel on the new chip is pronounced and dark. This does have an advantage in that the image has better blacks and takes on a sharper look. But it does come with it's trade offs on the clarity of the dots. Use the two times the screen rule on these projectors. Colors tend to look more natural on the Optoma line. THe H31 has a ton or new aspect features which are great.
The 510 has this same type chip but the pixels are half the size so it looks smoother, but it comes with it's disadvantage in colors and contrast. The 510 uses a prism design which is why it has less contrast. You should understand the 1200.1 is still a decent contrast. The picture does look clear, there's no haze effect that earlier models had. There's tradoffs across the board. Colors, blacks, Res, You'll hv to balance out what you like best.
Colors are better on the H31 and 4805, screen door is less bothersome on the H30, blacks and contrast are allot better looking on the H31. Lots of trade offs. lol
In the end anybody starting out would be happy with any of these machines compared to the old hazy LT150 days.