I would very much appreciate some advice for a new projector. The projector I'm replacing is a Mitsubishi HC3000 (which doesn't work anymore, and it's too expensive to repair).
My opinion about this projector is a bit mixed. I liked it in bright daylight scenes, but in darker scenes I found that bright areas tend to glow or "bleed" quite a lot (I hope you understand what I mean), and I tend to get tired watching movies that are quite dark because of this. The picture seems a bit unstable/flickery in a way - I can also see rainbows, but I don't know if that's what causing me to dislike the image in dark scenes, as I'm not actually seeing the rainbows much unless I try to.
Could the negatives I described about the image still be due to the fact that it is DLP? Or is it just the general quality of the projector that could be better?
As a replacement for this projector I have been considering these projectors:
- BenQ W1200
- Epson TW-5910
- Optoma HD23
- The new BenQ W1070
I can unfortunately only watch the HD23 and BenQ W1200 in a store where I live (Denmark) - I haven't been able to find a shop where I can watch the other projectors in action.
The BenQ W1200 seems to be a nice projector based on reviews, but it doesn't have 3D and it's getting a little old? I don't know how much I'd like 3D as I haven't seen it, apart from in the cinemas - but I'm thinking it could be nice to have the option to try 3D at home at some point (I don't have a 3D capable blu-ray player right now).
The W1070 seems to be a really nice budget projector, but my concern about this one is that it needs to be pretty close to the screen - I have a 92" (diagonally) 16:9 screen, and the projector would be placed in front of my sitting area (and my ceiling is quite low) - so I'm worried if it will be annoying to have it placed like this because of noise. A plus for this one is also that the color wheel appear to be fast.
Then there is the Epson which is one of the cheaper LCD's I could find - how would this projector compare to some of the other options?
I hope someone can help me decide, or suggest other projectors I should consider.
Thanks in advance