Originally Posted by razevents
Hey all. Anyone have an idea when the next generation to the 5030 will be out? Thanks. Considering upgrading but would like an idea when the next gen will be out. Thx
I bought a 5030 about 4 months ago and I had the same question. The answer is, if there was a new model it would have been announced in September at CEDIA 2015. There WERE epson projectors announced there but AFAIK
they were all "non 3d", 1920x1200 models. There was no "5040", I'm not sure if any compare to the 5030, i can't get my head around all the different models.
Secondly, and this is the reason I bought one before even knowing what was going to be announced at CEDIA, you can get very good deals on the 5030 at the moment, far below RRP. If a new model comes out, you won't get it anywhere for as cheap as you can get a 5030 right now.
Lastly, the advance of projectors for the last 2 or 3 models hasn't been "leaps and bounds", it's been a slow incremental improvement. A little bit better here and there, so even if a new model did come out, it will have just a couple of improvements on what is already a industry leading projector. It's not like the new model will have 4k for the same price.
If you can afford this projector now, there's no reason to wait, you won't be disappointed with this projector.