Originally Posted by rabident /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3/0_50#post_23321576
Anyone know the difference between the 0.95" consumer chips vs the 0.98" cinema chips? Is the only difference the resolution or are they completely different chips following different technology paths?
Originally Posted by Seegs108 /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3#post_23304923
I have owned the following .95" DLP DMD projectors:
NuVision ProVu P2
If you're okay with the occasional clipped whites that a DI can cause the Planar PD8150 (Runco LS-5) is the best all around performer. If you're looking for something that has great contrast with a manual iris, from what I've seen, the Sharp 20k is by far the best. Out of all the projectors mentioned I like the Planar the best, the NuVision P2 second best, the Sharp 20k next, Marantz VP15S1 next, and then the Runco LS-1. All of those look and perform amazingly. Each one has a specific strength that you may like more than I do. If you want to know more about a specific one listed please let me know and I can go a bit more into detail.
Originally Posted by armstrr /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3#post_23960096
That's an impre
I'm toying with putting up a wanted add in the classifieds for a used .95 DMD PJ to ride out the 4k storm and I'm sure any if these would please me but bulb replacement concerns me (I'm a CRT guy currently...5 plus yrs and no bulb issues on my current whip)
Do these all take the same bulbs? I have seen someone post that replacements for the ls5 can be had for 150...and another poster said the dpi's replacement is $600… ouch! Especially when the rated life is 2000 hrs and many swap then long before they get that far
Originally Posted by danieledmunds /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3/0_50#post_24090026
Ander77 - the D80 definitely supports 1080p 24fps. The other thing to consider is if this is a D80 or D80E - the D80E uses Unishape to help the contrast and makes the projector slightly brighter (at least that is what people were saying in 2008). I would expect the lens and colour reproduction to be better on the D80 compared to a Benq W5000
As far as brightness goes its hard to say how they compare without some measurements but I doubt they would be very different.
That's a surprise for me, i thought Benq had higher contrast than Sim2. Anyway, probably what else is worrying me is the luminosity of both, ¿any idea about it?Quote:
Originally Posted by Seegs108 /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3#post_24090149
You'd think that because it's a Sim2 projector, but I was never really all that impressed with image sharpness on the D80. I'd say it looks similar to the InFocus IN83. The BenQ W5000 has the sharper looking image, but it has far less contrast available to it compared to the D80. The D80 doesn't have 24p support in it's EDID but you can force it and it will frame double and output at 48hz.
Originally Posted by ander77 /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3#post_24091748
That's a surprise for me, i thought Benq had higher contrast than Sim2. Anyway, probably what else is worrying me is the luminosity of both, ¿any idea about it?
Thanks!! You are doing this hard for me!! I was almost convinced in buying W5000, but what you told is making me hesitate.....Quote:
Originally Posted by Seegs108 /t/1472348/0-95-darkchip-3#post_24091766
Nope. Even with the DI engaged the BenQ has a far higher black level. It uses one of the cheaper DC2 chips and the SIM2 D80 uses graded DC3 chips. On top of the chip, the D80 has a VERY efficient light path which is why you get better contrast.