Originally Posted by Design1stcode2nd2
The NX5 is $6k MSRP what prices are people actually paying? I am also currently using an AE4000 I had hoped by now we'd have 4k with lens memory for half to 2/3's that price.
I too moved up from an AE4000. The other advantage of the NX5 is that it has an adjustment for a huge variety of screens that can be programmed. So my 10 yr old Carada Brilliant white (gain 1.3) is in the database. Not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I'll take it. If you are used to the lens memory of the Panny, the NX5 will be a big help, although it does not do it automatically.
Also, true 4K projectors are very new to the market, less than 6 months I believe, so not likely to be deeply discounted right now.
The NX5 (and the Sony 295) are huge beasts in comparison to the AE4000 so beware. The other issue is that the 4K projectors (these two at least) require a slightly greater minimal throw distance so if your screen is too close it may be a problem compared to the AE4000.
Upgrading to 4K gives you a much better picture no doubt but you will also need to upgrade the processor plus might want to add Atmos speakers too. That creates a whole new set of problems with running new wires for the speakers and a new HDMI cable for the projector (won't work with the old HDMI). I had to replace my Integra with a new processor. All this adds to the overall cost of the upgrade. Figure on at least $10K for the projector, processor, new BD player, Atmos speakers and the labor etc.
In my case it was well worth it I feel, have enjoyed my old system for just about 10 yrs now, if I can get another 10 out of this one will be vey happy :-)