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Location: San Jose, CA 95123
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Light passing through the LCD panels tends to make the image a bit harsh. The resulting image has sort of an artificial look or haze. It just comes with the territory. But you might be sensitive to rainbows if you go with DLP. Before you decide, get to a HT retailer and do a thorough demo of a DLP projector. Take whoever you will use it with along with you to make sure no one can see rainbows. If anyone does, you can completely rule out a DLP projector. Both technologies have their drawbacks.That being said, I find my preference is for DLP for the much smoother and natural image.
Also, in that price range, if the Optoma HD25e or HD131Xe can work in your room dimensions, I would get one or the other over the W1070. I owned the W1070, returned it, and now have the HD131Xe. I just found that the W1070 was really weak in shadow detail performance and darker scenes and high contrast scenes looked flat and had no pop. I find the HD131Xe produces a better image.
HTPC: Intel NUC (DC53427HYE) running OpenELEC/Win7 Dual Boot
Projector: Optoma HD131Xe
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR809
Screen: Elite Spectrum Electric 125"
Media Server: NAS4Free Core 2 Quad 2.40GHz