Originally Posted by raminolta
Epson TW700? I have not heard of that. In any case, were both projectors properly calibrated? How was the showroom and enviromental control? All of these affect the final output.
Epson TW700 is the newest LCD from Epson, launched this november. There might be another name for it in Canada and the USA, I haven't checked that.
And the showrooms/enviroment were similar.
I'm not saying that every 1080p projector is better than all the 720p projectors out there. My comparison were between the newest Epson 720 LCD and the newest (and only at the time) 1080p LCD. And as far as I know the Epson models have gotten pretty good reviews earlier and I've also heard nice stuff about this new LCD model. And believe me - it thought it looked good. But the Mistusbishi were a lot better.
Resolution-wise, there does not seem to be any advantage no matter how close one may sit to the screen!
For me there is no "there does not seem..."
I used my own well trained MK II eyeballs to make the judgement.. It was so obvious that the there were a great advantage when moving closer to the screen on the Mitsubishi 1080p model. The image was still remaining sharp, yet free of artifacts and screendoor and very "movie like" (in lack of better words) on the Mitsubishi, while I can't say that for the Epson 720p version. Now, I agree that for people who sit further back, this difference is not so important or not important at all.
Among the 1080p projectos, the upcoming JVC RS1 has caught my eyes with its 15000:1 NATIVE contrast and if it stands up to the claimed specifications, it will be a winner!
Of course it will be a winner! But far out of my price range!