Originally Posted by Samurai Jack
Curious - old "expensive" PJs competing directly against their newer "budget" entries. How would this really compare to, say, an Optoma HD73 (same price)?
The Optoma also uses the DarkChip3...a 5x color wheel...
The Optoma also has HDMI connectivity without a dongle. Is newer better? Do the new entries actually surpass these older units that were the Ferraris (entirely unattainable for most) just a year or two ago?
Interesting question about the deal - and about the state of the art/industry.
The 12K has higher contrast, better optics, excellent lens shift (100% above or below the lens center), true inverse telecine for 1080i film sources and excellent processing in general, a full color management system for truly accurate primaries/secondaries, an adjustable iris, and a 7-segment color wheel.
You'd have to be hitting the pipe pretty hard to choose an Optoma over this machine at the same price.