Totally subjective and rediculous request
For electronics and computer equipment, I try to go with a "is it twice as good?" rule before purchasing (especially when it comes to expensive items). To give a simplistic example...I bought a 5400 RPM 500GB HD 10 years ago and waited until I could buy a HD I perceived as twice as good for about the same price (1TB, 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor).
Of course "twice as good" is obviously very much more subjective and less quantifiable when it comes to projectors. One obviously cannot just go by resolution numbers or even brightness or contrast specs. The intended use plays a huge role for projectors (or screens for that matter).
My current projector is the Panasonic AX200U. I believe I paid around 2000.00 several years ago (could it be 6-7 years ago?). It still looks like new and I've even got one or two spare bulbs. The environment is a family room with some ambient light (though we mostly watch films at night), the projector is 14' from a 120" matte white screen (also subject to change), and it is used primarily for watching streamed Amazon films and bluray. What I really crave is blacker blacks which would give the image more punch. I've tried all kinds of calibrations, but while this is a very bright projector I have trouble with washed out blacks.
So...an obviously subjective question...is there a projector any of you would say is "twice as good" for anywhere close to that price? I guess this question will be much easier to answer in a couple more years when 4K projectors are more ubiquitous.
Last edited by rpmfla; Yesterday at 01:43 PM.
Reason: More detailed query.