Originally Posted by DavidK442
Finally! A voice of reason. Thank you.
Even a tv drama like Parenthood has enough low contrast night scenes that watching on a projector with mediocre black level is often a major compromise.
For the JVC vs. Benq, it does depend what the viewer watches, but for me even some of my TV shows need the JVC:
Game of Thrones, Fringe (not as much), Walking Dead, some others...
GOT looks amazing on the JVC, it was made for the JVC
Though I admit, I'd rather watch the news or a documentary on the Benq.
I laugh at the earlier comments about more expensive projectors being more reliable, in some unique cases this is true, but not really overall. DLP is the most reliable tech over LCD as long as the color wheel does not break. The newer color wheels are more reliable because they use HD motor designs, and hard drive motors are way more reliable than in the old days. It's like a hard-drive without a platter and a color wheel instead of the platter spinning in front. If you are after reliability, Epson is not where I'd put my money. Epson is at best average.
IME, the cheaper projectors tend to last longer, as fewer things that can go wrong often, of course this does not apply to all brands (some cheap projectors are just made poorly), but same can be said for some expensive units as well. I also don't really care where a projector is MFR or assembled, for all I care it can be MFR'd in Zimbabwe, QC'd in Ethiopia, and shipped to Tasmania. I'm still ok with it as long as it works and keeps working