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Have PJs gotten so cheap members don't even bother any more? The Canucks used to do it annually, like clockwork.

Perhaps they are all so good or good enough it's just about price now?


Does the AVS shadow know?
 

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Have PJs gotten so cheap members don't even bother any more? The Canucks used to do it annually, like clockwork.

Perhaps they are all so good or good enough it's just about price now?


Does the AVS shadow know?
Or, could it be there are so DAMN many?


Yikes, selecting a PJ was soooooo simple three years ago.
 

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Not only are there way too many (digital, fixed pixel, PJs), but the models (and choices) have become stratified. All of the low cost (around $1.5K or less) DLPs have horrendous negative offsets (with one or two exceptions, where its just bad). Or it's picking one of several 720p LCDs with generous zooms and lens shifts, around $1.5K to $2K. At the next level, we have useable 720p DLPs and 1080p LCDs. Then, in the over $3K catagory we have the better 1080 LCDs and the even better DLPs. And finally at the top end we have the 3-chip DLPs.


The choices, as I see it, boil down to price and placement issues in your HT, rather than PQ, resolution, etc. This is different than it was "in the good, ol', days"
. Until Epson releases it's C2Fine (D6?) panels in 720p and/or 1080p, we really don't have many choices of competing technologies in each strata in today's market.


There are, of course, always the arguments of which manufacturers have the best unit (supporting electronics) in each catagory (low cost, high offset, DLP or the low cost LCD group, etc.). Those two groups are not really competitive because of the price differences. Besides, most AVS members seem to be very familiar with the advantages/disadvantages of DLP vs. LCD. Also, in each group, the light engines are pretty much all the same (either the DLP group or the LCD group - the only exception is Panasonic's "Smooth-Screen").


At least that's my 2 cents worth (thank heaven for Art Feierman's good reviews).
 
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