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Odds that Epson updates 1080p line at CEDIA

I am searching for speculation as to what the odds are that Epson updates their 1080p line at CEDIA this year.

I am sitting on an unboxed Epson 3700 with a few days left in the return window expiring Aug 24. Purchased at a great price but then realized CEDIA is maybe 2 weeks after window expiring. I was hoping that a news release would fall in the next 5 days or so, but am getting nervous.
My gut tells me that since the 3100, 3700 and 3900 were just released Sept 2016 and I would assume Epson's focus may now be on the 4k world, that no 2017 update will be released. It seems like Epson runs on a 2 year (ish) update cycle.
I had a 3700 for a day or so before I noticed 3 dead pixels and returned. Pleased for the most part, but Full Power is rather noisy as its 35 db is quite a bit louder than the 8350's 28 db max that I am coming from. I feel like the 3700 in Medium power at approx 29.5db (mid-point of its 24-35db range), was fairly equal to the 8350, but just a touch louder.
I would've just bought a new bulb for the 8350, but at $299 a bit pricey. Plus I have a bit of pink blobbing in white scenes, so an upgrade/update is in order.
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... I had a 3700 for a day or so before I noticed 3 dead pixels and returned. Pleased for the most part, but Full Power is rather noisy as its 35 db is quite a bit louder than the 8350's 28 db max that I am coming from. I feel like the 3700 in Medium power at approx 29.5db (mid-point of its 24-35db range), was fairly equal to the 8350, but just a touch louder. ...
The 3700 is ridiculously brighter than the 8350 -- like 2.5 times more actual lumens in every mode as measured by independent reviewers. So it's hard to imagine why a former 8350 owner would have any need to run the 3700 at full power in the first place. Bright room light cannons should not be expected to have quiet fans, especially at full power.
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Probably but the updates will be meaningless. They aren't gonna R&D new 1080 panels at this point.
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I hope it releases budget anamorphic lens with firmware updates for all popular models, although this is getting rarer every year
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I hope it releases budget anamorphic lens with firmware updates for all popular models, although this is getting rarer every year
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Yea I dunno.
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I am searching for speculation as to what the odds are that Epson updates their 1080p line at CEDIA this year.

I am sitting on an unboxed Epson 3700 with a few days left in the return window expiring Aug 24. Purchased at a great price but then realized CEDIA is maybe 2 weeks after window expiring. I was hoping that a news release would fall in the next 5 days or so, but am getting nervous.
My gut tells me that since the 3100, 3700 and 3900 were just released Sept 2016 and I would assume Epson's focus may now be on the 4k world, that no 2017 update will be released. It seems like Epson runs on a 2 year (ish) update cycle.
I had a 3700 for a day or so before I noticed 3 dead pixels and returned. Pleased for the most part, but Full Power is rather noisy as its 35 db is quite a bit louder than the 8350's 28 db max that I am coming from. I feel like the 3700 in Medium power at approx 29.5db (mid-point of its 24-35db range), was fairly equal to the 8350, but just a touch louder.
I would've just bought a new bulb for the 8350, but at $299 a bit pricey. Plus I have a bit of pink blobbing in white scenes, so an upgrade/update is in order.
IF they update their 1080p projectors, I'd expect any improvements to be incremental and minor at best.

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They just released the 4000 which slots between the 3900 and 5040. Epson typically runs a two year product refresh so I'd be surprised to see much of anything ground breaking at Cedia. Maybe a true 4k projector at the very high end of the price spectrum.
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They just released the 4000 which slots between the 3900 and 5040. Epson typically runs a two year product refresh so I'd be surprised to see much of anything ground breaking at Cedia. Maybe a true 4k projector at the very high end of the price spectrum.
That's what I was thinking with a 2 year product refresh. I was hoping maybe placing the 3700 insides in a case like the 4000/5040 and quieter fan, 31db versus 35db on the full power side. (I have a bit of ambient light)

I see today, Epson has updated the 1040 (40 series) to the 1060, 660 and 760 models.
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That's what I was thinking with a 2 year product refresh. I was hoping maybe placing the 3700 insides in a case like the 4000/5040 and quieter fan, 31db versus 35db on the full power side. (I have a bit of ambient light)

I see today, Epson has updated the 1040 (40 series) to the 1060, 660 and 760 models.
The 40 series was last refreshed 2 years ago, so they were due. The others you are hoping to see updated were all introduced 1 year ago, so they have another year to go before updates. It's doubtful the 3700 would be upgraded to the larger case as quiet fans are more expected in dark home theater models than in bright room light cannons.
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