I am replacing my 7 year old Runco VX-1000C 720p projector that has finaly bit the dust. My HT room is approx 21x16, seating position is 15ft, ceiling mounted, with a 110" Vutec GreyDove fixed screen. Lighting is somewhat controlled, although there is some natural light during the day, in most cases the HT room is used at night time in almost complete darkness. My primary use will be HT, some sports, and games. 60/20/20% use. I have invested in a high end audio system, although video is advancing so quickly I don't see a reason to spend the extra $'s and would rather purchase a new projector every 3yrs or so.
I'm looking at the Optoma HD3300 or HD8300. I have read the review on the HD33 and it looks good over all. The 3D capability really intrigues me, although I don't want to jump in too soon if the picture quality will be substantially better for a 2D only projector in the same price range.
Here are my basics:
- Budget $2k or under.
- Would like to have 3D capability
- Light controlled room with 110" Grey Dove screen
- Was seeking substantially picture quality/brightness from the Runco 720p, I'm sure most current models will out perform in this dept, since this was a 7-8 yr old projector.
Thank you for the input in advance!