Originally Posted by Ftoast
You can feel free to attack the non-upgrade "upgrade" new Benq models as I've also done..but it might feel a little redundant.
My post above wasn't attacking outliers nor obscure features, it was directly addressing all-model traits that were being questioned.
Things that will be experienced by any 2040 user to some degree or another that previous posters were asking about...aspects good, bad, and neutral.
To be clear, I am talking about great entry level projectors (HC2000/2030 and W1070/1075) and two companies pushing each other....but:
Really... so if I look at a sampling of your posts, I will not see Epson bad BENQ GOOD. I might have you confused with other posters who often attack the Epsons and other brands in favor of the BenQs. I may be wrong but don't you have or had a BenQ?
I notice the same posters over and over jump in with negative about the Epsons be it the 2030, 8345, 8350, 3000s, 5025 and 5030. Do you have one of these models?
Yes, the current 2030 has a native contrast of 324:1 corrected with the auto iris to 1170:1 vs the BenQ W1075's native 1062:1. (Source: Sound & Vision) What is the contrast of the average movie theater 500:1 or a 1000:1? (Source: Wiki) I know I prefer my Epson to my year old Regal Cinema.
Like you I like to look at the expert reviews good or bad...but some forum experts seem to make statements based on what they own and not facts. (2030 has no real lamp price advantage since the BenQ's lamp will last 5000 hours to the Epson's 2000ish hours - made up fact - look on the forum at BenQ and replacing the lamp or my BenQ lamp blew up.) I recognize that LCD projectors aren't for everyone and maybe some really do see a screen door effect, we do at about 4 or 5 feet from our 169 inch image, but who sits that close?
So forgive me if I wait for the expert review and enjoy my projector with the odd placement to see what improvements Epson has made to the 2040 be it positive/negative or no real difference.
I saw all negative into your prior post and responded. (You did list the $99 lamp as a pro.