I'm upgrading the projector I bought 10 years ago (A Sony HS10 - http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony-VPL-HS10_Cineza.htm
) and The BenQ W7000 and the Epson 3202 are the two projectors I've narrowed it down to because I want to keep the total cost under $2k. Otherwise I'd get the new panasonic with it's great reviews and it's low 22db noise level.
It makes it hard that there really isn't anywhere to see the projectors in person to compare them (which was also the case 10 years ago).
I've pretty much decided on the 3020 for a few reasons
- projector is less expensive
- RF glasses seem to be both better and less expensive
- concern about rainbows. The problem isn't just woudl they bother me, it's would anyone who watched it be bothered by them. I think I'm right that the W7000 is 4x in the movie modes, 6x in the higher power modes. If RBE is a potential concern with DLP, what is the tradeoff in using the LCD in the 3020?
One thing I wonder about from the research I've done is the comments that LCD is a more movie like picture. How can this be true when digital projectors in real movies are DLP?
I want to watch movies, 3d movies, occasional sporting events (including 3d sports), and some tv shows like Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy. I don't care at all about any lag for video games on the projector.
I'm not sure what the difference is between ghosting and crosstalk, but I don't want whichever one it is that I get with polarized glasses at the movie theater where I sometimes see two separate images instead of a single 3D image. Which is why I'm not considering the 3010 or 5010 as I've heard this is significantly better in the new generation.
The other projector that has caught my attention is the yet to be released BenQ 1070 with it's 6x color wheel. It's unclear if it will be out in the US before christmas, which is when I plan to install the new projector. This projector sounds too good to be true - better than the W7000 for about half the cost.
I'm projecting a 169" diagonal image in a light controlled theater room. I know anything I get will be a vast improvement over my 10 year old projector, but it will also quite likely be a projector I keep for another 10 years. So any advice to help me make the best choice would be appreciated.