Originally Posted by d.j.
Do you still have the Pana PT-RZ370 ( or was it the 470 ) ? and how is/was it in 3D and what about light output and contrast ?
I did see the new PT-RZ670 ( a almost finish prototype ) yesterday ( a 6000 lumens 1 chip DLP laser projector with WUXGA resolution ) on a 1.0 gain screen and a Supernova ( DNP ) grey screen ( 0.8 gain ? ). Sadly I didnt see it with any 3D, but it looked very good in 2D ,except that it wasnt calibreted and was a lot to cool adjusted.
Yes I still have the Panny PT-RZ470. Its major limitation is on/off contrast -- typical mediocre DLP contrast but, and it is an interesting "but" it has exceptional inter scene contrast of 800:1 (at least according to the AVForum review) and I suspect this figure is accurate -- there's a lot of punch to the image once you add "white".
The 3D is very good and with glasses on the black level isn't an issue. I bought the JVC emitter and I'm using the samsung RF 3D glasses, which I already owned. For some reason my Epson RF 3D glasses don't work with the JVC emitter, yet the Samsung glasses work with the Epson RF emitter.
The ultimate viewing test for 3D in my opinion is to convert 2D into 3D using the Teranex. If your projector doesn't show any signs of ghosting with the Teranex then for all practical purposes it's truly ghost-free. The Panny has no trouble with 3D BD or sbs 3D but it has all kinds of ghosting issues with the Teranex's 3D -- and the Panny is a DLP! My Sharp 30000, Mits 8000 and 7900 have no issues at all with the Teranex. Now the Samsung 3D glasses may be partially to blame but I use them with the Panny for 3D BD and sbs without a problem so who knows. Run the Teranex to the Epson 6010 or 6020 and it's even worse -- a totally unwatchable ghost-fest. I will say this about the Teranex -- if you're into 3D this thing is simply amazing -- one of my favourite HT purchases.
One of the reasons I'm sold on laser and/or led/laser hybrids for HT projectors is the Panny RZ-470 -- it gets used and abused on a daily basis. It's on and off all the time and I don't care -- my wife uses for her Netflik shows and so on. I suspect I've put more hours on it than everything else I own combined.
I don't care if its JVC (apparently it has a laser or laser hybrid coming soon), Epson or Sony. The first to have ghost-free 3D and use a laser or laser/led light source will have my money.