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post #31 of 42 Old 08-24-10, 10:18 PM
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Re: 1080 vs 720 worth the money?

Now the price differences are minor, so it would be foolish not to go with 1080. The real big step to consider now is 3D or not!
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post #32 of 42 Old 08-24-10, 11:26 PM
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Re: 1080 vs 720 worth the money?

Josuah,
Were are you located in san jose.

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Re: 1080 vs 720 worth the money?

I have been living in the 720p for more than 3 years. My Mitsubishi HC1100 broke down recently out of warranty, so I am considering buying a new projector.

To my eyes, 720p has never really been a huge issue. I project on a 110" screen, and when the movie is interesting I really don't care about the resolution. I also have a 1080p TV and to be honest, size is more important to me than resolution, to the point that since the projector broke down I can't watch any movie without feeling frustrated.

So of course, budget being limited, I'm looking at various possibilities. What I am trying to find is if there are any 720p projectors which share similar electronics improvements as their 1080p conterpart. If all 720p projectors are vastly inferior to the 1080p projectors on everything and not only their resolution, then I will have to consider 1080p in my budget.

If not, which 720p would you recommend? My budget is about the price of an HC3800 right now. It will be connected to an Onkyo PR-SC886, so scaling should not be an issue, should it?
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post #34 of 42 Old 10-06-10, 07:42 AM
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Panasonic makes a well-received 720p unit. All the reputable brands are using the new inorganic LCD panels. DLP units are also new with TI Darkchip 2 designs. P
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post #35 of 42 Old 10-06-10, 08:07 AM
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Re: 1080 vs 720 worth the money?

You might have a look at optoma 720p projector- around $600, with darkchip 2/3. If your seating is on the farther side of the spectrum (see a viewing chart), a 720p is fine, other factors as ambient light, settings will affect the picture considerably. I'm using a picture calibration disk right now to get my 720p picture the best I can. If your seating is closer (or picture enormous) save up for a 1080p.


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Bah...viewing charts. I watch a 70inch Samy DLP at 8 feet
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Bah...viewing charts. I watch a 70inch Samy DLP at 8 feet
For $600? That MUST be awesome.

But I was referring to a close seating position with 720p, which I have for both my tv and projector. On both sources at 8ft pixelation is evident, at 15ft its pristine. I have a 50" and 92", respectively.


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Now the price differences are minor, so it would be foolish not to go with 1080. The real big step to consider now is 3D or not!
I would go 1080p, but don't really care about 3D at this point.
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OK, seems that, in the 720p league, it would be a choice between the PT-AX200 (800€) or the Optoma HD67 (700€).

I'll have to try and find a shop that carries both and the HD20 (and other 1080p in the same price range) to see for myself.
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Re: 1080 vs 720 worth the money?

I know this thread is pretty much dead and old , but I will try anyway. Is it better to get a higher quality 720 , than a cheaper 1080? From what i have been reading about some of the $1000 range 1080p projectors out there , some have suggested I spend that thousand on a higher quality 720p. Commenting that , projectors are not created equal. and the listed specs often are misleading or simply just not true ????
What do you think?
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