You can compare the picture quality of a TV that you owned for a month, 17 years ago against projectors today, that is an amazing memory. I can see someone remembering they liked an image from a device a long time ago, but our visual memory only last seconds, not years. TV's are a different animal than projectors. I would not use animation for judging projector performance. Nearly all projectors look good with animation.Then why did RPTV DLPs have that same quality? I had one for about a month around 17 years ago. Animation just had this look. Although my CRT projector blew away the DLP in every aspect except animations. I suggest watching Akira on a DLP.
What's strange is the first generation JVC DILA RPTV had that quality too which went away with the new ultra high contrast projectors.