Originally Posted by butie120
Is this a projector you would recommend for a room with controlled lighting, or would you suggest people take a look at other projectors?
I'll respond, but please keep in mind that I have *never* owned a projector so I now have first hand experience with 1, for 3 hours at that.
I think the answer is "it depends on your budget and whether you prefer DLP or LCD". For me, I was skittish about DLP due to RBE, more for buddies coming over to watch. I also wasn't willing to spend much more than $1K-ish, as I have a beautiful 50" plasma right behind it. (See this AVSForum post for pics
. I was also able to sidestep lighting issues by planning on using this at night (where there obviously isn't any). Finally, I was able to upgrade every speaker in the setup since I didn't blow my load on the PJ.
So for you, if my answers resonate, then yes, this is a great projector. I also *really* like the Epson warranty construct, at least with Visual Apex but i think its all dealers: If it breaks, you can work with your dealer, they'll ship you a loaner while you wait for yours to come back. I hear with Benq you have to deal directly with them, so you could be out for a month waiting.
Now whether its better to spend $1K on the 2030 or $1500 on the higher level refurbs is a question i'm not qualified to answer.
BTW, I just strung a new HDMI wire as I moved some stuff around, do you want pics on the text question or do you want my subjective opinion? Happy to do it either way. May want to wait until nighttime otherwise my mega-daylight issue (see pics) could impact answer.