This past Saturday I went into the 'local' (20 miles away) HT store in Colorado Springs. They have a theater room with 3 large screens, I think around 130" diagonal each, and had: Sony VPL-VW600ES ($15,000), Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 and another 1080p projector.
Since we are moving and will be building a new HT, we are looking at the 4k projectors also.
The Epson was not impressive at all when compared right next to the Sony, playing the same movie, How to Train Your Dragon. Sony was bright, colors were vivid and crisp. It almost seemed 'real'. The Epson was dull, muted, colors were 'lifeless'.
The New Magnolia Design Center in Cos Spgs has a Sony and JVC in the same room, showing on an 8' diag screen, I think. While the Sony still wins, the JVC is a contender.
Right now the JVC DLA X500R can be found on Amazon for under $4,000. It is on our short list. The Sony VPL-VW350ES at $8,000 is the other we are looking at, pretty much the same thing as the VPL-VW600ES except lacking some features. But the picture is still awesome.
JVC is not a 'true' 4k projector as it uses eShift to simulate a 4k image, but still a VERY good picture and noticeably better than most 1080p projectors I have seen.
If I could find a Sony VPL-VW600ES for $8,000 I would be all over it, but $15,000 is not happening. Especially if I want to spend $13,500 for a pair of B&W 802D2 Diamonds.
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Last edited by jbichsel; 09-30-2015 at 01:34 PM.