Upgrade 1080UB Epson?

Discussion in 'Projectors & Screens' started by xyzzy-27615, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. xyzzy-27615 Audiophyte

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    I've got an Epson Pro Cinema 1080UB from 2008 that I'm relatively happy with, but I don't know what I might be missing with the newer models like the 5010. I'm trying to avoid reprogramming my old RTI remote so I'd want an Epson if the codes are the same. I only need to turn it on and off but it's in another room (through a hole in the wall). With a budget of ~$3000, what could I reasonably expect out of an upgrade?

    I'm projecting onto an 80" Screen Innovations Black screen. Room has lots of windows but decent light control with shutters. I'm mostly watching Blu-ray movies at night, sometimes streaming Neflix. No interest in 3D.

    I can do the math, but would it be safe to assume the newer models have at least as much shift adjustments as the older ones?

    Thanks.
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    The Epson 5020 does have similar lens shift, but I would be hard pressed to recommend any projector anymore at a screen size of just 80". If you have an available budget of $3,000, then you are close to the purchase price of a 80" Sharp LCD display. No more windows to worry about at all... in fact, none of the pitfalls of front projection to deal with.

    Still, the 5020 is a very good model. Not sure I would upgrade over the 1080UB which is a rock solid model already.

    If I were to buy a projector today, it would be the JVC RS46 - right about $3,000.
  3. xyzzy-27615 Audiophyte

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    Good idea. Is that considered a good TV or just better than a projector for that price point? Looks like it's half the price of other 80" and didn't see great reviews. That said, that could still be miles ahead of a projector given a room with some daylight.
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