Originally Posted by RMK!
Fast moving technology in the video world for sure. Pick a desired feature set and jump in but understand there will be new features, better performance right around the corner.
Originally Posted by N8DOGG
They sonys only have the 10.8mbps hdmi 2.0 chips, not the 18.2 mbps ones. until they change them, I would steer clear personally.
This is the reason why i am hesitant and having doubts... Everyday I swear I have convinced myself to buy/not to buy it several times.
I have not felt as excited about a new projector as the Sony 4K ones. The Sony 500ES is in video what the JTR 212s are to me in Sound. They both offer great value for almost the absolute best you can get in their own world, ie, sound and vision...
- I can enjoy great looking 1080p movies in upscaled 4K (note: every reviews says the sony's upscale engine is second to none and 1080p movies look a great deal better)
- I can use it for several years, and wait for the next upgrade which is likely to be lasers with greater dynamic range, contrast and light output (will roll out in cinemas first, then home theaters)
- Buy a cheap, used Panasonic or Epson and wait for the next iteration of the 500ES (which is less than a year away), which would or would not support the next 4K format properly (note: we still have no news when the industry leaders are going to finalize the next 4K bluray format.
- But this is like a waiting game... what if by next year, the 4K format is still not finalized? I could have then enjoyed a far superior projector like the 500ES for a couple years at least then.