How do you think this would compare to the Mitsubishi HC1500/Hd1000u? I have the HC1500 ("upgraded" from the Optoma H56) and a 138" diag screen, and have not been happy with the hc1500, in fact I've gotten frustrated trying to get good black levels and haven't watched a movie on it in about a month. Bright/daytime scenes are great but the Dark scenes are very distracting, I've tweaked with AVIA and messed around with HTPC settings and just can't get the picture that I got with the H56. I always watch movies with the lights off, black ceilings and dark walls, etc. so I am looking for the best picture with good black detail. So, do you think it would be worth it to sell the Mits and try this one out? I like the idea of the superwide option, I have a masking panel that I put up on the bottom of the screen, and if I understand you correctly, I can shift the picture up or down from the projector and mask that way instead of having to rely on theatertek to move the picture up and down. I respect your opinion Tom, you were one of the voices that led me to the H56 which was a terrific projector that I would have kept but I wanted to upgrade to a widescreen projector. Anyhoo, Please let me know your thoughts, thanks!
If this will be a step down from the mitsubishi, anyone have a suggestion of another 720p dlp that will give noticeably better black levels? I had thought about the hd3000u, the only reason I got the hc1500 instead of the hd3000 is because I thought the extra lumens might help with the large screen and the 1280x768 res confused me.