$1,800 Upgrade from Epson 8700 to 5020...Worth it? - AVS Forum
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Hi guys,
I'm currently using Epson 8700, but now I'm thinking about upgrading it to 5020.
If I sell my used 8700 to ebay, I will probably get around $700.
5020 is available around $2,500, so the upgrade cost will be about $1,800.

Do you guys think it will worth to upgrade? Is here anyone who did that?
I actually don't need 3D that newer 5020 offers, I just care about 2D video quality, so I'm a bit confused.

I will appreciate your comments biggrin.gif
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If you will be ignoring the addition of 3D I would say that is not a logical upgrade path in relation to the investment.

Obviously the investment being worthwhile will vary per individual but in my honest opinion the 5020 is not $1800 better than the 8700 regarding over-all 2D image quality.

With that said the 5020 is an upgrade from the 8700 (just how much of an upgrade is subjective).

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The picture quality on the 8700 is pretty damn good, and spending that additional money will not net you the gain you probably want. If you were looking for 3d and additional lumens, then yes I would say go for it. What is your setup like? if you have all dark walls and ceilings you might get more benefit from the new one, but for the price i wouldn't do it. It might be hard to sell the old one as there are refurb units out there now for 900 bucks plus warranty, which makes it hard for someone to jump on yours for a few hundred less. Although keeping it would make a nice bedroom pj smile.gif who knows in a couple of years maybe they will have a 4k pj out, I'd wait for that over the 5020. Maybe some other 5020s will come out as refurbs, should knock a good chunk off the price. Oops, just checked on refurbs, it was for the 8350, which obviously isn't as nice, so ignore my thoughts on not being able to sell yours.
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@DaGamePimp, @d james

Thank you guys, your advice was really helpful and logical, so I decided not to buy 5020 this time. smile.gif
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