SXGA+ (1365x1024), 1000 ANSI Lumens,Post your own User Review
30.8 lbs, $17,500 (MSRP)
by magikamos - Aug 7, 2007
First of all, the previous post stating that they have three bulbs is incorrect. They have one xenon bulb. It is rated at 1000 hrs, but can be reset for another cycle if desired. After that, I wouldn't do it. I have four of these and know them very well.
As for the image quality, I'm shooting them on a 12 foot diagonal screen at 1080i with a RUNCO scaler and it looks outstanding. The features lacking are digital correction for keystone and off-center. The pixelization you see with anything less than SXGA, or with LCD is almost invisible in this projector.
These are hearty projectors with no flimsy parts. They cost $18K for a reason. That was BIG BUCKS when they came out. These projectors produce a VERY high end image. This particular model is the one modified by Faroudja for their projectors. BTW, Faroudja is to the cinema world what Lexus is to the car world. The prices match.
You will not see a better sharper image from a projector without getting an SXGA or better. Resolution is a definitive stat. You cannot magically make an XGA projector as sharp as one with higher resolution.