I am seriously considering this projector to replace my IF SP4805. I have a total dark room, 106" diag screen (Behr SS paint), and pj is ceiling mounted. Mostly I watch DVD , and plan to upgrade to HD-DVD/Bluray soon. I want this instead of a pricier 1080p PJ for the time being. Affordable at $1300 price point for me.
Since the 4805 was my only PJ, I feel I can improve in 2 main areas. Reduce Screendoor effect at my sitting distance, and also improve black levels.
1) I know the SDE is gone in this PJ, but wonder if the black levels would be an improvement over the 4805. Can anyone comment on that?
2) Can someone comment on whether I can expect same 3d-like image in this PJ compared to the 4805?
3) What 'issues' can I expect from LCD projectors, as I have never owned one. I know rainbow is not an issue, but are there other visual things inherent to LCD technology that I need to be aware of? Banding I hear of?
Thanks. I need some info before I purchase, and I really trust information from the more experienced folks here that have owned multiple pJs.