It's time! I want a new projector.. Been having some issues with mine.. We use it a lot! Bulb has a lot of hours on it... Shutter door issues... Wife said I have the go ahead to buy after Black Friday!
Which one should I buy?
I am posting in the "under 3000.00" thread because that's where I want to be....
Room is a dedicated theater room, all black- white screen. Sanyo has treated me good since early 2008. It has a lot of miles on it.!
How big is the screen and are you the type of person that likes to sit closer to the front row of a movie theater or farther back?
Also it depends how much emphasis on 3D you want to do, I am betting the Epson still has better 3D than the Panny.
What would I do, well I'd wait until the Mits hc8000 review comes up in the shootout to consider that one unless you are going with bigger screens over 120". This is because DLP is better for 3D for sure, and I also think it CAN be better in 2D if the black levels are good enough compared to the others (and this might be the first reasonably priced 3D DLP where the blacks are good enough). It won't be very bright though for larger screens.
You are an exact and perfect match for the JVC. There are some JVC's near or even under $3000 and really the Panny 8000 costs as much or more than the JVC RS-46, and the Epson isn't much cheaper. The JVC has the best build quality, best picture, most feature rich, and sharpest image out of these three. It also has darker black levels.
You MIGHT still be able to get on the JVC RS-46 pre-order list, or maybe Mike@AVS (see below) might have some B-Stock JVC's left (with full warranty).
Give Mike a call from AVS, they are one of the largest JVC dealers in the US and also have good after-sale support. You really need a JVC
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