I forgot how good my old w400q was....but I am happier with my Sony 10ht now, especially with the SMART tweaks, higher res, etc....and LESS problems. Overall, I think I have started the FP hobby on the right foot 4 years ago. That was cool when the guy in the above thred said that his w400q was just about as black as the film at the movie theater, abiet less shadow detail....how cool
Originally posted by loganross I would like to know the best XGA LCD projector available in the price range of $2500-$3000. Also, if you know, how does it perform for HT and against the LT150 DLP? Screen door?
I see this as pretty much a no-brainer. The vt540 is right in your price range. I have one and it performs excellent for home theater. Screen door is a non-issue especially using a htpc and I still sit very close to the screen. However, of course the lt150 will exhibit no screen door in comparison.
As far as straight out performance is concerned between the lt150 and vt540 you are really comparing apples and oranges. I would imagine the lt150 would have less screendoor, much better blacks, and exhibit the rainbow effect. The vt540 will have more screendoor, slightly better colors, mediocre blacks, and no rainbow effect.
Both are very different and where the one excels the other does not. Ultimately, I went with the vt540 because I have a difficult time with the rainbow effect. I do admit that I still yearn for a better contrast ratio though but instead of looking at the lt150 I am looking toward the Sanyo XP21N.
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