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Originally Posted by Duddits
Epson 5040ub or this Jvc RS-440.
Today I have an 5040ub but have had dustproblems 4 times and now I can either can get one new unit or pay the differance to the RS440 (closed optics).
Is the 440 much better?
I checked out the 5040 at a local theater store which had it set up better than most other places I had seen one. I ended up getting a X790 / RS540 which I love and think is markedly better than the 5040 visually. I think the RS440 would be a great choice but see what you can find for pricing on the 540. The 540 is incredible and the extra features may prevent you from getting upgradeitis which will in the end save you money. I can see sticking with my X790 for a long while as I just don't anything coming down the line at a suitable price point that would make it worth upgrading. I think the law of diminishing returns really comes into play with the RS540 / X790 in that any incremental improvements in picture quality are going to be very small and very expensive at the same time.
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