I am looking for a projector to replace my now defunct iVision SX+. A friend locally has offered me their Sony Qualia for $1000, which includes a lamp that has ~100 hours on it, and a new spare. My plan would be to use the Sony for 2 or 3 years then move to a 4k 3D projector.
I have a 165" diagonal screen in a light controlled room. Will the Sony be bright enough to work on a screen of that size? Are there any other projectors in the $1,000-$1,500 range I should look at? I'm looking at image quality, brightness, contrast ratio and black levels in that order.