Originally Posted by CMRA
Two extremely positive reviews. I wouldn't let the screen shots interfere. Looks like Panny just upped the bar on LCD FP. May even give the 'hot' LCOS a run for the money. Certain to make many a projectorhead a happy camper. (Can we still use that term?)
I know these forums have a pretty substantial Panny Fan club and I'm going against the grain here, but I disagree. If you want to take 2 comercial reviews as gospel it's your perogative . By all means drink the cool-aid. I'll reserve my judgement once more is know about it's real world attributes and PQ. In the meantime prices will drop on the AX100 as competition releases their versions. It's strange to see some people jumping all over this thing top dollar for a 720p LCD and justifying it by using DLP models from last years DC2 generations as a gauge. How does the AX100 fair against the this years latest and to be released DC3 DLPs at the same 2K price range ?
It's also my opinion that the extra lumens on the AX100 is a false prophet. People seem to be under the impression that they're going to get an amazing PQ with the sun blaring and the lights on because of the extra lumens. It simply doesn't work that way.
To my eyes I see not just a red push, but a blue push as well. The image looks processed and artificial. It doesn't look even remotely close to D6500K. Time will tell if it's just an adjustment issue or a limitation of LCDs.
I saw this type of hype happen last year when the AE900 was released all the reviews said it was the bomb , sharpest picture and all that jazz. Soon as the DC2 DLPs in the same price range came out a few months later and Sanyo released the Z4, Epson with theirs, these same reviewers did the side step and deemed the AE900 too soft and blury as a side effect of Smooth Screen technology.
Not saying the AX100 isn't a great PJ, but I think it's a little soon to break out the champagne and declare victory, unless of course you have a lot of money to burn.
To all those AV Gladiators out there buying these things sight unseen and paying top dollar, I salute you and look forward to your reviews.