Best projector between 1k-2k?

BMXTRIX

BMXTRIX

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#21
Elite is fine. If you are in a dark room and can use a fixed frame screen, then the Elite white screens or the Silver Ticket screens (Amazon) do a really good job for the money.

Sony & JVC are close. I would get the 285 in a second if it was in budget. It's a heck of a deal, especially if you can see it before you buy it. I wouldn't be willing to lay down money on the Sony or JVC being 'better'. They are both excellent.
 
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Reckel

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#22
Elite is fine. If you are in a dark room and can use a fixed frame screen, then the Elite white screens or the Silver Ticket screens (Amazon) do a really good job for the money.

Sony & JVC are close. I would get the 285 in a second if it was in budget. It's a heck of a deal, especially if you can see it before you buy it. I wouldn't be willing to lay down money on the Sony or JVC being 'better'. They are both excellent.
Judging by all our posts I figured you for a jvc guy lol
 
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Reckel

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#23
Elite is fine. If you are in a dark room and can use a fixed frame screen, then the Elite white screens or the Silver Ticket screens (Amazon) do a really good job for the money.

Sony & JVC are close. I would get the 285 in a second if it was in budget. It's a heck of a deal, especially if you can see it before you buy it. I wouldn't be willing to lay down money on the Sony or JVC being 'better'. They are both excellent.
The jvc n Sony are almost double the price of epson, is there that big of a performance gap between them to justify the price of jvc n Sony? What exactly would the epson be lacking?
 
BMXTRIX

BMXTRIX

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#24
The actual lens quality, the overall hardware, and the use of LCoS technology vs. LCD. Both the JVC and Sony are native 4K projectors (newest JVC) as opposed to a pixel shifting or e-shift version. The previous JVC models can be had under $3,000 and are priced near the Epson 5040 model. They deliver a quality of contrast which the Epson simply can't touch and once again have a build quality which is just a fair bit better than Epson. Not that Epson does a bad job, but JVC has a long track record of very high quality and reliability. Power supplies, lens, parts and pieces. The JVC projectors weigh in about 25% heavier than Epson projectors despite similar size.

My mentality, since I have a reasonable 1080p projector right now, is that I couldn't justify spending $2,300 or so on a top of the line Epson 5040, when the JVC RS440 exists and can be found (with patience) used for $2,500 or so. In a few years we will see all the native 4K models, like the Sony 285, coming in well under $3,000. But, in a good room, Sony and JVC rule the roost.
 
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Reckel

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#25
The actual lens quality, the overall hardware, and the use of LCoS technology vs. LCD. Both the JVC and Sony are native 4K projectors (newest JVC) as opposed to a pixel shifting or e-shift version. The previous JVC models can be had under $3,000 and are priced near the Epson 5040 model. They deliver a quality of contrast which the Epson simply can't touch and once again have a build quality which is just a fair bit better than Epson. Not that Epson does a bad job, but JVC has a long track record of very high quality and reliability. Power supplies, lens, parts and pieces. The JVC projectors weigh in about 25% heavier than Epson projectors despite similar size.

My mentality, since I have a reasonable 1080p projector right now, is that I couldn't justify spending $2,300 or so on a top of the line Epson 5040, when the JVC RS440 exists and can be found (with patience) used for $2,500 or so. In a few years we will see all the native 4K models, like the Sony 285, coming in well under $3,000. But, in a good room, Sony and JVC rule the roost.
Ok thx dude
 
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snyderkv

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#26
I had some basic BenQ DLP 720p projector for $400 bucks I think it was. It was so good lol I couldn't tell the difference between it and 1080p to be honest although I didn't compare them side by side. Maybe DLP has an advantage of LCD projectors in looks.
 

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