Originally Posted by Hawkmarket
It does seem to be a MUCH smaller market. I can count on one hand the number of people I actually know that own a projector. TV's....different story. I would also argue the difference we are talking about between the psudo 4K and actual 4K is pretty small. It doesn't make it non-existent, it's just minimal. What you have are people who enjoy watching content and people who enjoy measuring content and this forum is more of the latter. If I pause the movie and walk closer to the screen there's no question there's more fine detail in the "true" 4k. I don't watch movies like that, but it doesn't mean it's not there. You will pay, literally, thousands more for the privilege of doing so which is where you get to make a choice. Epson has a great product for the money that isn't for movie pause and measurers. For those that want the latest and greatest specs you have other choices that will allow you to win the side by side pause and compare battle. I don't mind being a little behind in the super duper resolution battle but a lot ahead in the bank account. Others don't like the idea of an inferior image and will happily pay the premium. There's no right or wrong here and it's all personal preference. What I like about Epson is that they have found that dollar for performance sweet spot for my taste. There are those that would say if I buy the 6050 I'm buying a minor increase for thousands more over lets say a $1,000 1080p projector. Everyone has their spot where it makes sense to them which is why, for me, I've been very pleased with Epson projectors.
Finally, a post that makes complete sense to me.
I own true 4K devices and faux 4K devices. It's very hard for me to see a resolution difference between the two from my normal sitting distance. Black levels, well that's a different story. I'll take improved contrast over a bump in resolution any day, especially when the difference between faux 4K and true 4K is difficult for me to discern, even on a good day.
I would have thought that improved lumens would mean something especially with HDR but no one seems to care.
Also, this laser projector offers 3D and high lumens (4,000 max -- is that correct? What about calibrated lumens?), which should make for some pretty spectacular 3D.
Supposedly what we have is: a high lumen laser projector with HDR and 3D capabilities and really good contrast. The downside is that it's not native 4K, which means nothing to me since I can't tell the difference between native 4K and faux 4K from my normal sitting distance anyway (I really have to get close to the screen to see a difference and since I don't sit that close I don't care).
A few short years ago a high contrast laser 3D (and HDR) projector that can be placed right in front of the screen would have been unheard of at any price. Now it garners just a "ho-hum". Really?