Originally Posted by briansxx
My initial impressionthis PJ is a winner!
Brian I couldn't agree more. My first FP was an Infocus X2 which at the time wasn't bad, especially since there wasn't that many PJs out priced for the every day joe.
I was on the fence for a long time trying to decide between the Optoma HD81 and the Pearl. The Optoma sounded great with the outboard processor and all, but most of the posts made it seem like it needed way too much monkey time. Which is OK, within reason. It wasn't until the ole tosh A2 arrived, I was completely rocked by the lack of performance on the Infocus.
I finally settled on the Sony, set that bad boy up, the term "Bam!" doesn't begin to do it justice. After only 30 mins of monkey time the dang thing was perfectly set. Colors crisp and vibrant fairly leapt from the Dalite Matte 1.0 110" screen. This year's SUPERBOWL game, horrible, I could give a hoot, and I can't seem to stop watching that stinkin King Kong T-Rex scene over, an over, an...well you see my point
If Sony was ever to started backing HD DVD, FANBOY would be the understatement of the year (til then, they'll have to remain at least outside next to the dog house for now). As for the Pearl, in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "It's a homah."