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Has anyone seen both the Sharp 10K and the BENQ 8700?

If so, any significant differences in PQ? I know the Sharp has

some additional features such as image shift, but I am more

interested in base image quality, including blacks, brightness,

uniformity, color accuracy, etc... The Sharp 10K and BENQ 8700

are very close in price if you know where to look, and I would

be very happy with the image quality of the Sharp 10K (which

I have seen) except that the throw is a problem for me. If the

Benq puts out a similar quality image, I'm considering to spring for

it, but I have read some things especially about uniformity which

have me concerned.


Anyone who has seen both projectors care to comment?



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I should also comment that the screen is just over 7ft wide.


Otherwise, the room is dark, quiet, etc..
??? (did a part of your post get lost, afenn?)


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I'd say if the Sharp's longer throw is a problem for you get the BenQ. You won't be unhappy on the basis of image quality, IMO. I have seen the Sharp in a poor setup, but from all I've seen and read about the HD2s there is not going to be vast difference in picture quality between these two, in particular.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong about this, but aren't the user level adjustments disabled with DVI on the Sharp?


If this is so, it would limit the chances of using the DVI connection.


p.s. I'd choose the BenQ. It's image is on par with the rest of the HD2 pjs an only bested by the Samsung. IMHO.
 

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Thanks for the answers, all. So it sounds like, outside of image adjustment features like lens shift, the Benq may actually be ahead of the Sharp. What about more basic image quality features such as uniformity? Have either of you seen the Benq?


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I prefer the BenQ to the Sharp, but the Sharp does have a longer throw and a lens shift which may appeal to some people. Picturewise I think both are very good with the slight edge t the BenQ. Once again, the Sharp has the IRIS adjustment which can be taken into consideration. From my research the Sharp 10000 is still a good $1,000-$1,300 more than the BenQ at this stage.


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