I have an unfinished basement and decided I want to buy a projector for the upcoming Xbox One to play on. I spoke with a few local home theater stores here and one recommended the Epson 5020UB and the other recommended the JVC DLA-X35. From the online reviews I have read I am thinking of going with the Epson 5020UB and wanted your guys opinions.
The room is about 17'x29' with 8' ceilings, but I will be putting up black out curtains to enclose the "home theater" area which will be 17'x12'. The projector will be 12' back from where the screen will be. In the "home theater" area there will be no windows, however if the curtains are open there is one window well back and around the corner with no direct sunlight getting to the screen area.
I will be using the projector mostly for movies and console games and watching streaming video. I currently have an older Yamaha receiver I will be using for now along with 5.1 Athena speakers and Elemental Designs subwoofer. My wife would like to be able to watch a movie while working out so some lights will be on. (On a side note I need to pick a screen too)
The lag times for the 5020 is pretty bad if you going to play games on it. I would check out the thread on 3000 + USD MSRP where they did a shoot out on a bunch of projectors. Also the new 5030 is said to have good lag time but still some test are going on. I would get the 5030 if the lag time has improved because the price is the same as 5020.
Let me add that I will mainly use it to watch movies and play Xbox One games so motion blur is a big thing. Also, some lights may be on sometimes. My price range is $2,500-$3,000. Should I just consider a large TV instead? If so which one?