I am presently designing a home theatre room in my basement, which measures about 14 ft by 16 ft, so I am focusing on a 102-106" Carada screen at about a 12-13 ft throw.
(Are Carada screens good?)
The front runner for me has been Optoma HD33. Have not seen one, no one locally in Metro Detroit seems to have them on display.
Saw an Epson 3010 in person at Paulson's A/V in Farmington Hills. Looked good. HOWEVER, everyone states that it has horrible lag for gaming and ghosting/crosstalk on 3D, not as nice as HD33 in this regard.
I will primarily be watching movies, but I have twin 5 year old boys who, in the next couple years, will probably start to get into gaming with my old PS3 so lag is a consideration.
1) Should I just forget 3D, and get the Epson 8350? Is it going to provide significantly better 2d image than the new 3020 or HD33? Something bothers me about buying this projector because no update is in sight, and its getting long in the tooth.
2) Is the ghosting/crosstalk in 3d with the 3010 a function of its infared (as opposed to RF) glasses, or is that just something inherent to LCD vs DLP?(Everyone seems to rave about the 3d on the HD33, and especially with the RF glasses)
What is going to be overall better projector, and which would you buy, HD33 or 3020? Is 3020 with much more lumens going ot be too bright on my 102-106" screen? Cinema mode seems to make it tolerable.
Sorry for the rambling, just trying to get a better idea of what you guys recommend for a newbie looking for a budget projector to get him through the long Michigan winters (with a glass of bourbon too!)