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.