Interesting to see where the thread went while I was away at lunch on a recon mission to Fry's. While I'm waiting on my new light engine Monday I thought I'd take a look at the A3000, oops, shouldn't have done that.
In the store they had a JVC (looked terrible), all of them 60ish" next to the Sammy DLP (bulb), next to our prize the 87S, next to the A3000. No way man, the Sony looked much better! I didn't want it to, but it did
I had free reign of the Dish network HD remote and the Sammys. Didn't see the Sony remote. Anyway the Sammy was set to Dynamic defaults. I tried cycling through the 3 presets, you know what they are by now. Anyway nothing I did to this Sammy, which did not have green, or halo that I seen, could put it in the same ballpark as the Sony. The best way to describe it, especially with King Kong HBO HD playing, is to say the Sony reminded me of when I watch a live broadcast like the news or football in HD. The Sammy looked like, well a movie. In my opinion the first is superior.
I was talking to another dude who was there shopping. He reads here as well and he was darn close to walking away with the Sony even though he is a current DLP owner with 2 bulbs under his belt. Hmmmmm.
What to do now...stay tuned!
P.S. sitting between the Sammy with bulb and the Sony, the 87s is definitly the dimmest in this darkened room.