- 15 posts total
- 15 posts total
I would look at the epson 5010 or 6010 at 2400 lumins it is one of the hot projectors right now. Panasonic 7000 is nice same chip they use the epson chip. Jvc 4k are really nice but not much light output. However there are a lot of factors, screen size, 3d? Ambient light? I tried to pm you but could not I have a couple you may be interested in. But I don't want to get in trouble avs form has more info over there but people are also not as open they tend to brag about what the own.
I have a BenQ 3550, a nice 4K pixel-shifting projector from about 2020. The TK860i is a close replacement for under $2,000, and the somewhat more expensive 4550i is an LED unit that kinda owns the $3000 price range right now. My next buy.
The Epson 5000 series were notorious for bad power supplies (I went through 3 before calling it quits). Panasonic has always provided good value and reliability, if not class-leading performance.
Two things to consider: bulb type projectors put out about as much heat as a room heater, if your room isn't well ventilated, you may get pretty warm. You can spend a ton of money on a screen, or make a perfectly good screen by painting a piece of 5X9' MDF trimmed to 9X16 ratio (google 'painted projector screen' for paint mix) and hanging it from a French Cleat for about $200. You can also get 'you assemble' kits in larger sizes in the $500 range.
Screens are a mystery, what with gain, ambient light rejection, etc. If your room is dark, you likely won't need ALR, but if it has significant ambient light, the an ALR screen helps, but note that they can hot- spot on axis.
At 110" diagonal in my theater, I can tell you that no direct view TV even comes close. And for sure, as the screen gets bigger, the difference in 4K becomes very apparent. 1080 material will always look kinda soft and off-focus. with a 4K projector though, your AVR should upsample to a good facsimile of 4K.