Sports and General HDTV Viewing with the HT3050 Projector
The HT3050 is a solid projector for general HDTV viewing, and sports. Of course keep in mind that its still a relatively inexpensive projector.
For sports viewing it's missing one capability that many people really like - CFI - that is "smooth motion." Myself when available on a projector I basically only use CFI on sports. That said, many people have CFI defaulted to on on their LCD TVs so see it on all programming. I've already addressed CFI (lack of it) on the Special Features page, here I'll talk about that specifically relating to HDTV and especially sports.
I've always felt that is was silly that lower cost - especially home entertainment projectors tend to lack CFI. I figure that higher end projectors are purchased by "movie first" or "movie only" buyers, (where CFI is considered undesirable by most enthusiasts). Thus, sports and general programming tends to be more important in this price range.
Although people watch movies all the time off of cable/satellite, I really am focused here on non movie viewing so that things like black level performance is less important.
Trying to find CFI on a sub-$1000 projector isn't easy. The HT3050's biggest competition in that range includes the Epson HC2040/2045, which is one that does have CFI. Other entries such as those from Optoma, LG, and Viewsonic do not have it.