This thing is close enough to my price range that I'm willing to get it instead of a somewhat cheaper monitor. My only questions were would it run @ 120hz in 1080p mode?
I'm assuming it goes up to 1080p because of this line:
"SD 480i and 576i, ED 480p and 576p, HD 720p, 1080i and 1080p
PC: VGA to UXGA"
So I may be wrong altogether and it doesn't do what I think it will.
Also, if it does, would that be preferable than a 1080p 60hz lcd?
Seeing as 120hz monitors cost quite a bit more if you're looking at 24" or bigger I think this would be a much better purchase.
My rig is:
8gb G.Skill 1600 Ram
75Gb WD Raptor
1Tb WD Caviar Black
Native resolution is only 800x600
Maximum resolution is 1600x1200
SD 480i and 576i, ED 480p and 576p, HD 720p, 1080i and 1080p
PC: VGA to UXGA
All this means is that your projector can accept all of these signals, though I'm not sure how, given that it only has analog video inputs (1xS-Video, 1xComposite, 2xVGA). It does not mean it will display those signals.
For that kind of money, get a decent 1920x1080 monitor with HDMI or DisplayPort inputs.
only get a projector if it is has high native resolution. 720p native is minimum for a DLP projector, while for an LCD projector you really want 1080p. DLP's are better IMO, they dont have such harsh pixel edges and are less prone to dust/lens degradation. LCD projectors need to be cleaned frequently and the globes dont last forever and are expensive. Projectors are only meant to be used for a few hrs at a time, the lenses/lcd's in LCD projectors generally go for 3000-4000hrs before they start to discolour/get burn-in, then you throw them away. If you use them for long periods of time it significantly reduces the life of the globe and lenses/lcd's. And just FYI i primarily repair Acer and Epson projectors, among others, so i have some idea what im on about.