In terms of resolution, the 9" projector, properly setup, properly performing to Mfg specifications, will always out resolve a 8" projector. I personally would never want a small airplane - opps - I mean 1292 in my theater.
True, the G 70 set up is a snap. But given the time and experience, I think that an XG can equal or outperform a G 70 with focus.
Plus, HT information is actually pretty forgiving with very slight defocusing, so I place color over miniscule focusing differences, putting the XG in first place. This thread can go on for pages with comments and opinions like this, so it has a lot to do with personal preference.
Yes component in for 1080i Scott. That is a plus.
I like em both, but do have a preference for the XG's.
The Sony's picture is a bit softer than the XG's which is what most folks who like them, like. More "film like" they tell me. The colors can be very good on the G70's.
But the XG's be it LC or not, have without a doubt the best colors I have ever seen. They do need some work to get the blacks correct and the XG has another flaw that I hope to be tracking down one of these days, that once fixed, will make the XG a world class projector. Up there with MP's modded 9500.
They do need some work to get the blacks correct and the XG has another flaw that I hope to be tracking down one of these days, that once fixed, will make the XG a world class projector. Up there with MP's modded 9500.
Curt is getting soft in his old age. He used to think Sony G70 projectors were nothing more than expensive boat anchors! Then he got a couple of them to play with and low and behold he actually has a few for sale from time to time.
When I first started visiting this forum, many of my purchasing decisions were based on "OPINIONS" from various members . It took me a while to remind myself that each person has his or her own opinions about almost anything. G70, 1292, XG135, which is best? As my best friend son said, once you past 50 and your eyesight is no longer 20/20, it doesn't matter which projector you use. My opinion, my 1292 configured in a rear projection setup with the Rock+ out performs the other models. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn't have sold my XG135 with only 3 hours on it.
Just when I thought there wasn't anything CRT related that Curt didn't know or couldn't do, I learn he can't dial in a G70! (the ONLY logical explanation for his G70 critique) Tell me it ain't so Curt, tell me it ain't so...
With so many XG aficionados, it's obvious that the XG is a great projector. But I doubt the difference between the XG and G70 is much as many of you suggest. I'm currently playing DVDs with a PDI/xCard/dScaler combo in my HTPC. While the colors aren't perfect, they're very good, so I don't see how the XG could be anything but slightly better. As for sharpness, my G70 is as good as the source material. There's no room for improvement, so I do not see how the XG could possibly be better.
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