Originally Posted by jjcook
What's recommended for LED 1080p gaming with low lag and good native motion to complement the JVC for movies?
Originally Posted by Seegs108
If you care about contrast expect to pay at least $6000 for something new. Unfortunately LED still carries a premium and the recently released "budget" LED model from Optoma (HD91 ~$4000 MSRP) was terrible with contrast. Terrible even for DLP standards. To save some money you could look into a used LED unit from Runco (they offer the Q750i, Q650i, and LS-100D), or a unit from Vivitek (H9080FD), or Digital Projection (various models). I've owned all but a Digital Projection model. These units offer excellent PQ (with very respectable contrast) and have minimal input lag. If you choose a non LED unit this will broaden your options and will mean you'll probably save some cash. If you're interested I currently have the Runco LS-100D for sale in the classified section of this forum.
but for a secondary projector, this doesn't really apply.
the point of a dual projector set up is that you can get a projector that's great for movies and a projector that's great for gaming for a lot less money than a projector that's great for movies and gaming.
btw, I'm pretty sure the avs store had some crazy deal on the digital projection model. so maybe that's a good option too? http://www.trustedreviews.com/digita...ojector_review
I don't know what the deal is with the new jvc's, but even the x35 seems capable of exceeding commercial theater quality for deep blacks and contrast.
I don't know exactly what you're needs are, but LG's got an LED projector that has been getting good reviews in it's price range. I believe it's around 1000bux: http://www.lg.com/us/projectors/lg-P...-led-projector
but really, at this point in time, you may still be better off sticking with something like the benq 1070 and a stash of bulbs for your gaming projector. at least it's proven performance, and you can get 30 000hrs of use out of it for about the same amount of money, you'd just have to replace the bulb a few times. and what are the chances of actually getting 30 000hrs of use before you want to upgrade anyway?
so personally, I'd consider something like the jvc x35 or rs4810, or whatever the new version is, x500? as my 'movie' projector. and get a benq 1070 as my gaming/3D/casual projector. and this should be doable for about 4g(if you do the x35) to 5g.