Originally Posted by RVonse /forum/post/16893062
I still don't know why a list could not be developed just using those key factors. Forgetting about all the other small crap like mounting differences and just think about what you would rate a projector able to create a film like presentation for the average home theater.
In the crt world, it was only possible to come up with such a list by people who had actually seen and compared for themselves a lot of different models. And then average subjective opinions of those individuals.
Why can't some of you experienced digital guys come up with something similar? I for one, would love to study it.
Maybe because CRTs are all the same type and have similar pro's and cons? When you compare different technologies they have very different pro's and cons and then it's down to which is most important/annoying to you.
Best contrast in dark scenes: JVC RS20. The DLPs are in general not so good here but Planar PD8150 is ok. Samsung SP-A800 lousy...
Best contrast in bright scenes: Look at the DLPs, I bet Marantz 11S2 is great
Sharpest: Look at the DLPS, especially IN83, Samsung SP-A800/SP-A900 and Marantz 11S2/15S1
Color accuracy and greyscale: the Samsungs are reigning here. Planar 8150 is also very good, both Planar and the Samsungs already OOTB. Epson 7500 can be good after calibration, but looses a lot of lumens. RS20 quite good after calibration, I guess the Sonys also.
Motion handling: Sonys models e.g. vw80, DLPs in general are also quite good, the JVC RS10/RS20 less so
Least image noise and most calm picture: I would say the Sonys are really good. DLPs can show more image noise, maybe since they are sharper but the Marantz models and Planar 8150 are quite good.
Rainbow effect: Everything that is not DLP is rainbow free. Some of the worst offenders concerning rainbows are the Samsungs
Frame interpolation: The Panasonic AE3000
Screen door effect: The best are the JVCs and Sonys, DLPs are also pretty good. LCDs less so except the AE3000 which instead can appear a bit soft.
Noise level: Mitsubishis are almost completely silent
Brightness: IN83 is really bright in best mode, JVC RS10/RS20 quite so, some of the LCDs can be very bright in less accurate modes (AE3000, the Epsons). Sonys not very bright. LCDs in best mode are in general not very bright either.
I'm sure there are many more things to consider and that the list needs revision
Pick your poison!
(and feel free to comment!)