Written on: 18/10/2001 by Calysta.
Incredible picture quality in NTSC *and* HDTV. This projector throws a bright, clear picture in broad daylight, as compared with the very faint image of the VX1 in the same light.
Noise. This monster is incredibly loud. Expect to build a soundproof enclosure, or place behind wall in theater.
The VX3 is without a doubt the pinnacle of home theater technology. Clarity and brightness are unmatched in the field. As for versatility, when combined with a Runco line multiplier that upscales source imagery, you can throw anything at it from antenna NTSC (or PAL), to HDTV to XGA (1024x768) computer displays and it doesn't even blink.
I was buying a VX1, and when I saw the picture clarity of the VX3 *in broad daylight*, which was better than the VX1 in pitch dark, I was sold.
Downside : Replacement lamp needed after 2,000 hours costs US$2,500