Originally Posted by syoung298
I found a Sony 1100es new for $9k at my local dealer. Has anyone compared the 695es to the 1100es and is it worth purchasing the 1100es over 695?
Thanks in advance.
The 695 will have the latest Sony tech for projectors, including:
18Gbps HDMI 2.0 HDCP 2.2
X1 Processor (4K motion flow and better Reality Creation etc).
Newer panel design with higher native contrast.
The 1100 however, is built like a Rolls Royce in comparison, has an auto lens cover (miss those!), will have the most recent HDMI board issued for the 1000 line inside it (HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 but only 4k 50/60hz 8bit capable) although 30hz and below will be 10bit as you would expect.
And then it has THE lens!
It will definitely be superior to the one on the 695 being all glass etc (the lenses on the 295/695/885 are very good but can be a little hit and miss in consistency between units, so if possible view the actual unit you will be buying in any comparison) but how much better is all down to personal tastes and preferences, not to mention seating distance etc.
I would say that overall it will be down to what you value most, the ultimate clarity of the image (there may be very little perceivable difference to you) or having the best processing and viewing options available.
If you mainly watch 4k blurays at native frame rates (24hz) I would venture the 1100 may get the advantage. If you watch a lot of streaming, then the 695 will handle all of that much better with no mucking about to get the picture acceptable. (You may need to invest in an HD Fury or suchlike to overcome any potential HDMI issues that may crop up due to the 1100 being around 5-7 years old tech wise).
HD Fury Vertex:
One more thing to mention, is that the 695 is a little under 15kg, but the 1100 is about 20kg, possibly a little more.
Enjoy the having the choice and give them a good once over before deciding (if possible) is my advice.