Originally Posted by Dogllama
Good to hear from you DangC, I feel the same way, but I sacrifice quality for lighting when watching TV or playing vid games with friends. Playing in the dark is just too dreary sometimes.
The PT-AX100 looks nice. Proj.Cen. gave it an amazing review, but if I were you I'd wait until the PT-AE1000 comes out since it will be natvie 1920x1080 instead of a 1280x720 upres.
I was honestly all set to go the 1080P route this time but once the PT-AX100 came out I changed my tune. The reason I did this was because honestly I need light more than anything else and since none of the new 1080Ps are going to give me light I decided to buy this new nice bright new 720 for about $1500 to $2000 less than the 1080Ps and wait and see if any brighter 1080Ps will come out that will work with my setup.
The improvements I wanted were:
1. more lumens (122" grey screen needs more light)
2. less noise at min. required brightness (have to run in high mode all the time with no dynamic IRIS, actually IRIS wide open via service menu tweak)
3. Less SDE
4. 1080P would be nice but honestly I have seen for instance a Ruby in my house on my screen and it was not bright enough....I would have to change screens to higher gain screen. Also going to 1080P from 720P is not as big and improvement as you think...it is there with good 1080 source material but not night and day. Biggest difference is reduced SDE and very good shadow detail, two stregnths to SXRD in general.
I figure I will get 3 of the improvements I want and I think the extra lumens will make the biggest improvement for me (more so than 1080P). I am hoping that this projector will be a big hit and they will come out with a 1080P with the same number of lumens. If not I will wait for 1080P DLP to fall in price and buy something like the upcoming Benq W10000 for movie watching in the dark and keep the AX100 for day time viewing and standard TV shows etc.