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Here's another projector that's extremely bright in its best mode. The HC3800 manages about 950 lumens in it's best mode (Cinema, Medium color temp, Brilliant Color on. That's almost as bright as the more expensive BenQ W6000.
Cinema Mode, with Color Temp set to Warm1, after adjustment, for best contrast, brightness and color, with lamp on full power, measured a most impressive 629 lumens with the zoom lens in the middle of its range. Interestingly, Cinema also produced the brightest settings when we went hunting for our preferred Brightest mode.
Originally Posted by coderguy /forum/post/18251463
Images tell us nothing.
I could make nearly any (2) modern images from any projector look identical from a picture just by calibrating the colors and saturation to the same point. The images are overblown and are not representation of contrast, they are a representation of color saturation (which is inaccurate in those images). We cannot see contrast by images on our LCD monitor unless photographic trickery is used or unless the differences are so great that one is just totally washed out, and that's not the case. The hc3800 does not look like those images look, I know because I owned one.
The 8100 has 270:1 Ansi contrast, sorry but it will not beat the 3800 in this area, the 3800's is more than double. Ansi contrast does matter.
Images mean nothing...
"this pj its at best deal ever , dont waste time guys , pull the triger before its too late.
the pro8100 is different legue."tetelling posting