I decided it is time to replace my Mitsubishi HC1500. Not enough contrast, 720p doesn't quite cut it anymore for me, etc.
My question is this: How do I choose between the $800-$1200 home theater projectors? I've done (a little) research, and got my options down to the following:
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
My thoughts so far. Please let me know if you have any advice or if I got anything wrong.
The Epson 8345 is newer, but less expensive and not quite as good as the 8350?
BenQ 1070 seems alright, but I've seen some less than spectacular reviews.
Optoma HD131Xe seems fantastic for the money, but I'm a little worried that I will regret not spending a little more.
My HC1500 is about 6lbs, and the Epsons are around 16lbs and much bigger. Do any large-projector owners have thoughts on the size of the projector?