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View Poll Results: Epson 8350 VS BenQ W1070
Epson ($550) 3 50.00%
BenQ ($911) 3 50.00%
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post #1 of 6 Old 11-05-2013, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I know this topic has been beaten into the ground, and I have done a ton of research on both - however I am counting on you all to help me make my final decision! I plan on using the PJ mostly for sports viewing, movies and FIFA/COD on my Xbox One in a few short weeks. Viewing area will be pretty light controlled, with a throw distance of approximately 10'. 3D is of no real importance to me, my Denon 1910 isn`t capable of 3D passthrough anyway. Here is where it gets fun... I have the opportunity to buy a newly refurbished Epson 8350 off of my buddy for $550 - it has just 18 hours on the bulb since he took delivery. My other option is the W1070 which I currently have ordered through my local BB for $911 after tax. I need to make my decision by tomorrow morning so please let your opinions rain down. Thanks!

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If frame lag is a concern for your gaming, then the BenQ 1070/1080 series. I've only recently worked with a Epson 2030 and it's ability to push a clean 1080p pixel map was pathetic at best. The 8350 may be a different beast all together, but, it still has a high frame lag time.
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Epson's image representation is muddy at best and IMO looks like a lower resolution image that has been scaled to a higher resolution image on the display surface. Perhaps they used a 720P display engine and output to a 1080P display surface. Then their fast image processing, which is definitely lower resolution is a direct path off the GPU without scaling. Image clarity on the Sanyo Z3 is close to the BenQ clarity with some minor panel misalignment issues at various locations in the image.

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Epson 2030 "FINE" image processing mode. "FINE" = major frame lag for gaming - Still no match for DLP.



Epson 2030 "FAST" image processing mode. Fast needs to be replace with another 4 letter word.
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If you were buying either one of these projectors for about the same price I would recommend the DLP over the Epson. But for half of what the 8350 goes for now from a known source that you can trust I would buy the Epson. As far as I know there is no lag on the 8350, don't compare it to the 2030 as they are completely different projectors.

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As far as I know there is no lag on the 8350, don't compare it to the 2030 as they are completely different projectors.
This is correct.

Keep in mind that Epson has great customer service and a 2 year warranty.
The generous lens shift is also nice for projector placement.
Only thing to check is convergence on any 3LCD/LCOS projector when you set it up.
They will never be as sharp as DLP but if you're not sitting 2 feet from the screen, convergence being a pixel off is not noticeable in regards to sharpness.

Also, with fast game play, your eyes dart across the screen a lot, which makes rainbows(RBE) appear more often on a DLP.

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And if you don't buy that Epson from you buddy, PM me his contact info! I'll buy the same day he contacts me...
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