I'm looking for an advice from anyone who owns either the VPL-VW385ES or VPL-VW295ES:
For the same exact price point (fairly decent price), I can get my hands on a brand new VPL-VW295ES projector with 0 hours, never used, never turned on, brand new, OR I can get a slightly older model but higher in the series, the VPL-VW385ES which may very well be B-Stock or refurbished, however, it does come with a brand new lamp that has 0 hours.
I know the main differences between these 2 models are the Contrast Ratio (200,000:1) and the Advanced Iris (i.e. Picture Position) which are only available on the VPL-VW385ES (2017), but it is 1 year older than the VPL-VW295ES (2018).
So my questions is, which one of these 2 projectors would you go for the same exact price point:
A brand new VPL-VW295ES?
A used VPL-VW385ES with brand new lamp, but with the uncertainty that something else could be wrong with it?
My man-cave is very dark so I don’t have any issues with light interference and I mostly watch movies (wide-screen).
Any advice would be appreciated.