I currently have an Epson 9500UB in my completely light-controlled theater, projecting onto a 120" wide 2.35:1 Enlightor 4K screen. I sit about 9.5 feet away, just under one screen width. I never bothered to get the Epson calibrated, but run it in Cinema mode which is theoretically the most accurate out of the box setting as I understand it. How significant an upgrade would the Cine-1000 be in my room? Specifically I'm interested in brightness in zoomed 2.35 mode, and expected contrast, when properly calibrated. Part of the draw for these projectors is never dealing with decreasing brightness and change in color balance over the life of the projector.
On another note, I can just make out pixel structure on films zoomed for 2.35 viewing. I'm assuming that with a single-chip DLP this could be more of an issue. In my setup, would I actually benefit from a Sony 4K machine with upconverted 1080p material?
Lastly, are zoom and focus done manually as on the Epson, or by remote control? If by remote, can settings be saved? The worst part about the Epson for a CIH setup is the very sloppy manual adjustment dials.
Thanks in advance.