I myself am more interested in the value proposition than pay any money just to get everything perfect. If I wanted that then I would be buying the Sony 5000.
I think that many people on here are similar to me where IN THE US Sony just screws us and they throw themselves out of the value proposition. Why would I pay $2,000 more for a 695 than a RS2000?? Even if the picture was just a little sharper??? When Sony quits their Mafia pricing scheme I will be the first to throw them back in the mix. I like the motion and I like the picture a little better, but not $2000 better. Until then I would go with a BenQ laser with all it's warts vs a 2X to 3X Sony and oh just to be straight up that includes the JVC 4500 which I am not paying $35,000 for.
Same reason I went with a RS2000 with a DCR lens vs paying the money for a RS3000 by itself. The value proposition of the RS3000 is not there.
Yes I have a dog in the hunt but I have owned, Sony, Epson, Optoma and JVC.
Back on topic, that is what I hope to hear from the group. What is the best picture AND what was the best value proposition when seeing them all.
Home Theater: JVC RS2000, Stewart 120" 2:35 StudioTech 130, Panamorph DCR Lens, B&W 802 Nautilus, HTM1, 4-B&W 805's for surround, 4-Martin Logan 22's ceiling speakers ATMOS, 2- PB-16 Ultra Subs, Marantz 8802A, MacIntosh 8207 AMP and Proceed AMP 5, Panasonic 820, Apple TV, XBox One, HTPC with MadVR, Qnap NAS