Not sure. I wouldn't be afraid of that brand. The Optima HD22 seems to have more reviews and its on Amazon for $880. I would personally choose that one in it's price range.
Did you need/want LCD?
Did you need/want LCD?
Acer has taken a business class projector and attempted to refit it for "home theater" use. There are numerous reviews online that point out its weaknesses. Don't believe the brightness or contrast specs from any manufacturer. In an actual calibrated viewing state, they won't be realized. There are other, much more suitable, contenders on the market obtainable within a similar budget or worthy of saving up a bit more for.huh, they claim its a cinema PJ
the one review compares it to a benq w1000 but i dont know where mine falls in
I would keep your current one. At least until the bulb wears out/goes out. A 1080p upgrade will probably not blow you away compared to what you have.ok whats suggested as an upgrade then from my benq w500 for under $1000? Or just keep my 720p?
I wouldn't LOL just yet. Optima is going to have a 3D ready adapter soon. http://www.optoma.co.uk/projectordetailshccs.aspx?ShowMenu=HE&PTypedb=Home Entertainment&PC=3D-XLLol, I wouldnt hold my breath on '3D' in the front projection world for many years yet to come, or even significant performance increases with this next generation of projectors. Im also of the opposite philosophy, getting a 'last years model' often allows for a better projector than your budget may otherwise allow. For me, waiting for 'next years model' is like intentionally waiting to pay full retail :scratch:
I notice a significant difference between my 720p and 1080p projectors and its a worthy upgrade just based on the higher resolution, imo anyway...
Whats your screen size?
Very interesting adapter for dlp projectors. I still think the loss of brightness with current 3D technology is more significant in front projection verses any other display technology, hence my doubts it will be feasible any time in the near future. Id love to see Optima make me eat my words in that regard.I wouldn't LOL just yet. Optima is going to have a 3D ready adapter soon. http://www.optoma.co.uk/projectordetailshccs.aspx?ShowMenu=HE&PTypedb=Home Entertainment&PC=3D-XL
I really doubt they are the only ones working on cheaper affordable 3D. The market already has great starter 1080p projectors, but they all get docked for poor black levels. IMO, it would be worth waiting to see what the next gen has, if it fixes some of these issues, and still stays at a grand or under. Technology improves, and prices stay the same, or drop. Who cares if some of the 1080p projectors are on sale in the $800 range if something that cost a grand is going to blow it away during the next release of projectors? I'm not saying that will happen, but I think the next model of projectors are about due soon, and the last upgrade was from 720p to 1080p and prices seemed to have dropped.
I have to admit, the brightness loss looks horrible on paper, but some of the reviews I've read suggest its not really that bad, due to the shutter speed of the glasses or something like that. I've not demo'd myself, so I can't really say. If I understand correctly, it is usable in a light controlled room, but not with sunlight coming in. No day viewing for 3D projectors... At the moment.Very interesting adapter for dlp projectors. I still think the loss of brightness with current 3D technology is more significant in front projection verses any other display technology, hence my doubts it will be feasible any time in the near future. Id love to see Optima make me eat my words in that regard.