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The contractors will start next week and be done with my new room by the first week of May. I have been debating a long time and Cedia is just 5 months away. With Cedia I expect more 4K projectors. So my dilemma is do I buy a 2D and upgrade in a year, or do I buy 3D and upgrade in 2 years.

I game, the room will be light controlled, 20'x13'. It will be for movies and TV too. I am looking at the Panny 7000 or 100. I would like the 5010, but the gaming issue. Also thought about the Sony HW30 over the 7000 and the Optoma HD33 as something in the middle.

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If you like Epson, I bought a 8350 for just gaming and daytime watching and use my 8500ub for movies but will be upgrading to the 6010 here very soon.

The Panny 7000 is supposed to be a nice machine as well.

I would go 3D.....why not? even if you don't use it much, you might as well. Just a thought.
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If you like Epson, I bought a 8350 for just gaming and daytime watching and use my 8500ub for movies but will be upgrading to the 6010 here very soon.

The Panny 7000 is supposed to be a nice machine as well.

I would go 3D.....why not? even if you don't use it much, you might as well. Just a thought.

So will you be upgrading to the 8500 to the 6010 and still keep the 8350?

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The contractors will start next week and be done with my new room by the first week of May. I have been debating a long time and Cedia is just 5 months away. With Cedia I expect more 4K projectors. So my dilemma is do I buy a 2D and upgrade in a year, or do I buy 3D and upgrade in 2 years.

I game, the room will be light controlled, 20'x13'. It will be for movies and TV too. I am looking at the Panny 7000 or 100. I would like the 5010, but the gaming issue. Also thought about the Sony HW30 over the 7000 and the Optoma HD33 as something in the middle.
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I really don't epect to seen any new projectors with NATIVE 4K resolution for under prehaps $15K to $20K MSRP announced at CEDIA from the major projector manufacturers. The only 4K native projector rumored to possibly be coming out within the next year at under that price range is a new model from RED (RED is a commercial cinema camera manufacturer) that uses a laser, rather than lamp, light engine and has a target price of $10K. JVC's "4K lite" (not native 4K) e-shift technology can be expected to continue into next year's models. So what you should do right now depends on what your budget would be it you were to wait to get your "ideal" projector at the end of 2012 or early 2013 (that's when the projectors announced at CEDIA usually start to actually become available for purchase). If your budget is, for example, a maximum of $7K, then I would say go ahead and purchase one of the $2.5 to $3.5 models available now from JVC, Sony, Epson, etc. then wait perhaps another 2 or 3 years until 4K Blu-ray becomes a reality and entry-level 4K projectors, compatible with the 4K Blu-ray, are priced perhaps in a more affordable price range. However, if you have a $15K budget then perhaps you will be able to get a native 4K projector delivered at the end of this year or early next, especially if the AVS Store has any good pre-order deals on new 4K models immediately following CEDIA in Sept.

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So will you be upgrading to the 8500 to the 6010 and still keep the 8350?


Yea, that's the reason I bought the 8350. The latency of the 6010 is brutal. I believe it's around 80ms which is unacceptable for gaming. The 8350 is measured around 18ms and the 8500ub.......I think is somewhere around 40-50ms.

What's the benefit of 4K? Is it just so you can go bigger and sit closer? I really can't imagine getting bigger than what I have now.
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