I am looking at picking up a 3020 this week to replace an aging Epson 800. I am looking for your opinion/help.
We are moving to a new house that has a dedicated theatre room (i.e. no ambient light, mounted screen, sound system). It currently has an Epson 800 projecting on to a 92" screen. While it looks great, my first order of business is to upgrade to 1080p, hence the purchase of a 3020.
My experience with projectors extends to what I use with my students in class (that is, cheap business projectors). As such, from what I can tell the 3020 looks like a great buy, with the all the right features (minus lens shift, which may be problematic for me). I can pick it up for $1000 Canadian. What I am worried about, after researching and reading further, is whether the 3020 will be too bright for the dedicated theatre room. Can anyone comment on this? I understand the Epson 5030 is meant for dedicated theatre rooms, but it falls outside of my price range. Your feedback and help is greatly appreciated.