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post #1 of 4 Old 01-17-2012, 10:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm starting to look at a new projector. Nothing wrong with my JVC, except it's 1080p and has no 3d capability.

For those looking at around $5k, would you choose a 4k projector or a 1080p 3D projector? I know I wouldn't use 3D a whole lot, maybe five movies a year and I'm not a gamer.

My issues with 3D is lack of brightness. My issues with 4k is zero content.

I'm using a 120" diagonal 1.0 gain 16:9 screen - if that makes any difference.

Also, any word on LED getting bright enough so bulb replacement is a thing of the past?

Why is there NO perfect equipment, only compromises?
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3D for me, but my screen size/seating dist will not benefit from 4k. If I had a bigger screen and/or closer seating I would want both.
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I'm not aware of any 4K projectors at or near you're price point. If you are referring to the JVC RS55 then there really isn't a choice as it is 4K (E-shift) and 3D already, so you wouldn't have to choose. As 4K projectors become more of a reality, I think you'll actually be hard pressed to find one that doesn't already support 3D, so I think you're question of choosing which to get will be a moot point.

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I agree with Kris. But how long we will need to wait for proper 4k content is anybody's guess. The JVC 4k e-shift technology is sold as an upscaler..nothing more than that. The Sony 1000ES projector is a very expensive true 4k projector, that may or may not be compatible longterm with the technology/medium that 4k content finally arrives on. Right now all I have been pointed to is a few YouTube 4K videos that can be downloaded. There is no indication of 4K blu-ray players/discs within the next 12 months. I suspect it will be more like 24-36 months before we see this properly evolved by which point projector technology will have improved including possibly alternative light sources.
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