Getting ready to pull the trigger on a 55.
I compared the 40 vs. 55 vs. 65. I found a spec for the 65 on some UK site where they appear to be taking pre-orders. The 55 with the glasses and lamp and better picture seems to be a better proposition than the 40 and not really a lot more $ with the glasses/lamp cost offset. The 65 is a little brighter, has RF 3D, and maybe a couple of other little things, but definitely not 4K.
So my thinking is that the 55 is the sweet spot and can hold me out until 4K becomes more affordable. If I have to spend $4K to $5K on the 65 (that's a guess), it will be more painful to replace that in the next 3-5 years than the $3K 55. Would still really love to talk myself into just buying the 40 and saving more $ (I can get one at $2K), but I'm sold on the 55 being better enough to pay $3K. Can anyone find any flaws in this plan?
Next...this Silver Ticket appears to be one of the best bang for your buck screens. With the 55 projector, for a dark room with dark carpet & walls, is 120" and 1.1 gain about right? Would more or less gain, or less screen size, be better for a high quality 2D & 3D picture? I get a sense that taking it up to 1.3 gain might be better for 3D, and shouldn't really hurt my 2D viewing. I really want to make 120" work since my 17' x 16' room will fit it. Any opinions on this?
STR-169120 Silver Ticket 120" Diagonal 16:9 HDTV (6 Piece Fixed Frame) Projector Screen White Material (Amazon.com)