Originally Posted by Gryfter
Thanks noob00224. It's on my list, I just so liked the specs of HT3550 but that input lag is a killer so I'll probably end up going with the 3800.
I would still like to hear from gamers who own this projector... assuming there are any. lol
So I'm the gamer from the second video that did the comparison and I don't have the HT3550 but if you're doing FPS and you have a rig you should consider quite a few things
1. First and foremost. What does your room look like? Can you black it out?
That HT3550 needs a daaark room from what I've read but will reward you with crisp beautiful colors. Either of the two machines I own are "Daytime" projectors who's light output is enhanced some way or another
The 3LCD leads my daytime "contrast" but the UHD50x is just as legible, if a bit more washed out.
2. HT3550 like you said is going to have >45ms which you are going to feel. The Epson is 26ms and Optoma on "enhanced" mode is like 15ms which are both really almost monitor level good. Caveat is the UHD50x has to drop its rez (from my viewing experience) to get the DLP machine from the 50ms normal response time to the 15ms enhanced... It's doing some some image cleaning but it really doesn't look like the same resolution to me.
They're both a wash in the end because of other factors... but don't discount either of these machines just know the optoma has to shift gears for gaming
Here's where you come in though... Idk if I have a machine that will source me 240hz... That may be something important to you having a physical refresh rate for screen above 60hz but it never was important as input lag (for me)
3. Movies and TV too? Consider both and that also I figured out the Optoma is a little better for Cable TV (or youtube live other live streaming). No clue why 100% but it came out cleaner. Optoma must do some upscaling efforts with <1080p
Movies on the Epson though... 100% because of the contrast/colors. That's honestly what is still keeping me weighed towards Epson too even more than games
4. Motion and other effects. DLP can induce "rainbow" effects and 3LCD are known for "motion blur" which both now have various options to counter... example the Epson has a fast mode for image processing and the UHD has a white segment in its wheel which (for me) totally eliminated any random flashes. You'd need a high speed camera (which again I did lol) to capture the individual colors
Over all both are remarkable machines but I prefer more color output, contrast, and ease of placement. I didn't know that's what I wanted but now I do... if that makes sense