If you want to bypass all of my chatter, my questions are
1. How does the PQ look from this projector compared to say the black levels of a new SAMSUNG or SONY flat panel (1080P)?
2. Do projectors look more controlled, and less pixelated than basic HD panels since the image being projected is so much larger, or is that just a stupid question?
3. How accurate is the color, and how are you guys enjoying the quality when gaming? Any pixelation, wishes for better color saturation/accuracy, or contrast when gaming?
Where to begin... I'll keep it simple. I'm "Really interested" in this Projector for our Den, since there is some moderate lighting coming in, and sometimes bright (LV series, obviously). I would just like to hear some owner feedback on how the PQ is compared to what I am used to.
I am still running on a SONY XBR 2. I will be sitting 12' from the screen, and I feel no sense in spending over 2K for a 55" SONY, or their lower end 70". It is recommended 90" for my distance, but I honestly dont know what size to go with. PQ is certainly more accurate, but the smaler the screen, the Brighter, and I dont want to completely blind myself at night.
I won't be able to enjoy a 55" in 1080p resolution. A 720 res. panel would be better for my distance if I am going to run that small of a size for a 12'+ viewing distance.
My question is, are the black levels beyond what a 6 Year old LCD was putting out, or is this projector mainly for the lower end, and have a bit of a pixelated look? I'm not trying to be complicated for you guys; I just don't want to be upset for paying to have speakers built into my wall, have the proper screen, calibrate, but still be unsatisfied with my projector. So, owner opinions are Extremely important, as this is going to be the finishing process to an entire remodel to my home, and what a shame it would be to have a bad image with a theater finished room. I will actually run a higher quality projector in a dedicated room, but from all of my research, this seems to fit the bill, and tickle the reviewers with price vs. quality, extremely low lag input for gaming, and a literal double brightness for better 3D (and larger screen size possibilities because of the additional lumens) than the non "LV" version.
I'm not exactly sure how these new panels decode, and if 1080p looks better at a larger size than it does on an identical size LED/LCD, or if 1080P is simply 1080P, and I am possibly going to see pixelation past 90".
Either way, I am DEFINITELY wanting to get a projector for games, and all I ever do is watch Netflix and Blu-rays... I know Netflix will look a bit disfigured, and is not the same as running from the source material.