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If you really are wanting a significant set up and have at least some passing interest in 3D then the JVC DLA-RS40 is worth a good look. It is a full 1080p resolution projector and like other JVC home theater oriented projectors has industry leading native contrast ratio and black levels. The AVS Store (sponsor of this forum) sells JVC (as well as Epson) and the street price for the RS40 is below $4K. As for Epson projectors, their cureent LCD projectors are very similar to last year's models and also the models of 2 years ago. Epson seemed to have progressed this LCD technology to near it limit. Epson had planned to introduce in late 2010 their first generation of LCoS projectors (Epson calls their version "LCD Reflective") and there was hope these would be able to be competative with the JVC LCoS projectors (JVC calls their version DILA). However, Epson has run into manufacturing issues and it now appears their LCoS projectors will be delayed until at least late this year and that assumes they can work out the manufacturing issues they are having. The prices Epson put out for their LCoS models, back when they were announced at the CEDIA trade show last September, were similar to the JVC models. The JVC DLA-RS40, as well as the more expensive RS50 & RS60, are 3D ready and work with Blu-ray 3D players and other 3D sources. Most projector manufacturers announce their new projectors at the CEDIA show in Sept. then begin shipping the new models anywhere from October to January. So we are now at the mid-point of the model year.
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