Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Columbia, MD
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- Since this is a DLP projector, it is my understanding that I risk the chance of the notorious rainbow effect. I’ve never had a projector, but feel like this is something that would really annoy me. Can anyone with this projector comment on if they experience it? One person in the LS820 owners thread said they were experiencing really bad RBE, and the LS820 is a good bit more expensive than the PX800HD.
- As with any UST projector, I would need to get a specialized screen ViewSonic BCP100 or Elite Screens AEON CLR 100" for optimal viewing experience. I'm worried that the PX800HD will not be bright enough to facilitate a high quality movie experience when combined with the low gain BCP100 screen (or AEON).
- Since this is a pretty cheap projector (relatively speaking), I’m concerned the picture quality won’t be as good as I’d like.
- Isn't DLP so as far as I can tell, so it would not have a potential rainbow effect
- Accepts 4k input. Although, Netflix is really the only 4k source I would have access to, so 4k doesn’t matter too much to me at the moment.
- Probably a big jump in image quality and most certainly contrast.
- Double the lumen output, so I would probably be safe to assume it would be bright enough for movie watching.
- Epson is well known for their quality customer service and warranty support. Same might be true for ViewSonic, but I haven't heard much about them.
- The contrast ratio (2,500,000:1) is insanely higher than any other projector I’ve seen. Even if this is a case of the epson inflating their numbers and the contrast ratio is really half what they claim, it’s still way better than any other projector in this price range I’ve seen.
- It’s listed brightness is 4000 lumens, so it probably won’t have any problems getting bright even on the low gain screen.
As for the screens, I'm having a hard time telling if there's much of a difference between the two screens I posted above. The AEON would save me a few hundred dollars, but then again I don't want to cheap out on the screen. Anyone know if the price of the BCP100 is justified?
- Good bit more expensive
- No word on a release date other than "this Fall". One article I found said November, but who knows.
- Even though it accepts 4k input, it only outputs 1080p (not even pixel shifting for “fake” 4k). This is the main negative holding me back from splurging on this projector. I don’t want to put $3000 into a 1080p projector and then miss out on 4k content when it becomes more mainstream the next few years.
- Environment: Apartment living room with white walls, and a window with blinds (which will most likely have blackout curtains later on). The living room is next to an open kitchen. The couch is about 11' from the opposing wall where the screen will go.
- Primary use: Turning all of the lights off and watching movies / tv shows. I want as close to a home theater experience as I can get in an apartment with white walls. This is why I think a UST projector is best in my case. Occasional gaming / daytime tv.
- Budget (projector only): I'd like to keep it around $2k, but I'm considering going higher for something really good (like the LS100).
- Screen size: 100-inches. I can't go bigger than this in my current setup without my speakers being VERY far apart or them blocking my view of the screen. Any smaller would defeat the purpose of getting a projector IMO.
- Time frame: The sooner the better. I really want to have something set up in the next 1-2 months, and absolutely before the end of the year. I’ve pretty much put any movie watching on hold until I get something better than my current tv.
- Reason for upgrading: I just moved into my current apartment and my couch is now far enough (11'-12') from my current 50" tv that my optimal distance to screen size ratio is pretty bad. Also, while my current tv has served me well since my college days, I want to get something with much better picture quality (especially better black levels). Even if I get a 75” inch TV, my distance / screen size ratio would still not be that great.