Originally Posted by CMRA
DLP typically provides more 'pop' which appeals to me. I have auditioned the 5000 recently. A nice feature rich LCD unit worthy of an audition.
What do you mean pop?
The main thing stopping me from buying the HD80 is that I'm very sensitive to eye-strain. Back in the day when I used CRT monitors, my eyes would feel "burned" and tired. When I used LCD monitors, it still happened...but VERY rarely. I'm worried that with DLP, I'll face the same issue AND maybe see rainbows etc.
Also, noise is a concern. Since I'm primarily using it as a display (and maybe some movies), I don't want to hear the fan working. I hear the HC4900 is quieter than the HD80.
The alignment issue with the HD80 is also problematic but I'm sure I can fix it by placing it on a higher shelf etc.