I'm more interested in value for money than a specific budget if you know what I mean. But I still should have mentioned a budget.
$2k is probably around what I'd prefer to spend for what I want out of the projector. I'm also in Australia so some models differ slightly and prices are sometimes slightly inflated compared to the US. As an example, the 5010 is called the TW8000 here, and they start closer to $3k.
I did have a look at your top projector picks in your signature which is very helpful. Thanks a lot for this and for your reply!! In the 2d section it seems the JVC HD250 and Epson 8700ub are no longer available.
The Optoma HD33 and Epson 3010 look ok. The Epson has higher Lumens and a better contrast ratio on paper, and seems much more readily available over here.
I guess currently I could spend around AUD $2000 and get an Epson 3010 or AUD $3000 and get an Epson 5010.
Are there any other projectors I should look at in these price ranges? Specifically are there any 2d only (i.e. don't include 3d) projectors that offer a significant saving for similar 2d performance? Or do all the decent projectors simply come with 3d as well these days? I don't plan on using 3d so if I don't have to pay for it that would be great!