My 7210 looks better to me than the 1080 Epson HC my boss has.
In fact it was hard not to gloat when seeing it and talking to him.
I did not invite him over for the Super Bowl party because I do not want him to get mad at me
His colors were off and he had a washed out look on everything(He has less ambient light than I do).
Now that is probably calibration issues(may even be cheap cabling or sources) but right now it is definitely not better than my 7210 was out of the box much less now that I have followed the 7210 settings thread suggestions.
He was verry happy but I was shocked at how unimpressive it was. He was showing HD DirecTV and I have HD Dish. It was night and day. In fact my Dish HD looked good even in mere 480p mode. When I switched to 720p there was not a ton of difference. When I set the PS3 to 1080p I did notice a reduction in sharpness because of scaling so I set it back to 720 and it looked very good. looked very good in 1080i too ironically.
lilimpreza... have you viewed a 1080 projector you just have to have?
I am keeping this 7210 until I can afford a 1080 Sim II or my bulb dies... whichever occurs first.
I routinely swap out electronics and all my family members have already tried to claim this one when I am done with it, lol. I could not be happier with the picture coupled with both the PS3 and the Dish HD receiver going through the Yamaha receiver all via hdmi.
My wife even prefers this 720p image to the 55" 1080p Sony LCD we have in the living room. I ask her where we are watching the movie and she always wants to come up to the media room.
I fully expect 1080p projectors look awesome with raw 1080p images but I have read repeatedly they look pretty poor on anything else. Since 1080p material is still rather limited I do not see any reason to pay much of a premium for 1080p.