I am writing this post, just as a public service, for newbies, seeking to start into home theatre.
If you are an experienced home theatre owner, please read no further. I know, no more than you and you might not like my suggestion/comment.
Recently, I saw a Sony 4k- 360 at a friend's house. Wrote a comment about that and my evaluation of a Sony 4k, a jvc 4k and an epson 4k.. I found a lot of video noise for viewing 2k satellite. They were fine for 4k but there is not that much 4k content - not yet, anyway.
The video scaling and processing of 2k to 4k has not yet caught up to my satisfaction. There was too much video noise, little posterization and over all unsatisfactory picture.
In that group, I found that the Epson 5040, at $3000, to be the best value.
I decided to not buy a 4k, right now.
Today, I happened to try a Benq 2050, on my 150" wide 1.3 micro perf screen. I was pleasantly surprised. It has 15000:1 contrast, 2200 lumens. Actually, for the price, it is amazing! The lamp in my current projector costs $900!
Of course, the Epson 5040 would be, as I wrote, the best value.. but this little projector for $750 is an amazing value, as a starter! To be clear, it is not perfect, but if you did not see this side by side with a $5k projector, you would not even know the difference. If you don't know or miss it, why pay for it?