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Hey there good projector people. I'm looking to upgrade my SONY VPLHW55ES from 2013. I love the idea of a laser projector but it seems like all of the best new laser beams are UST, which won't work for my room. Projector sits about 13' from a 120" Stuart Firehawk electric screen. We typically only watch the projector at night but would love to have enough umph to watch during the twilight hours. I have no delusions of being able to watch it during the day, I just would like an upgrade from what I have. Budget -5k or so. Epson, JVC, sony? So many details in the specs I'm finding it difficult to know which one to go for. Would love to hear some of your opinions.
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Hey there good projector people. I'm looking to upgrade my SONY VPLHW55ES from 2013. I love the idea of a laser projector but it seems like all of the best new laser beams are UST, which won't work for my room. Projector sits about 13' from a 120" Stuart Firehawk electric screen. We typically only watch the projector at night but would love to have enough umph to watch during the twilight hours. I have no delusions of being able to watch it during the day, I just would like an upgrade from what I have. Budget -5k or so. Epson, JVC, sony? So many details in the specs I'm finding it difficult to know which one to go for. Would love to hear some of your opinions.
I'm looking for the same thing. Options include the Epson 5050, Optoma UHZ65, and there are probably a Benq or two that might work. The JVC LX-NZ3 was just announced, and has 3k lumens with a laser DLP engine and is priced less than $4k, so I'm interested in the reviews on that one. The Epson is a great projector for SDR in a living room environment, but for HDR it would be nice to have a bit more power.
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Nice article at ProjectorCentral regarding your question....

https://www.projectorcentral.com/sim...tor-lumens.htm

For a non direct sunlit room watching movies on a 150" scope 1.3 gain ALR screen I am looking at needing a 4100 lumen calibrated output for HDR content and >90% P3. I would also like it under $5000k please and thank you.

I haven't found the beast but the Benq LK990 and 970 were looking to be the closest contenders so far.
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My current Sony has 1700 lumens and it works fairly well. I don't think I need anything over 3k because I never watch it during daylight hours. The JVC looks interesting, I'll be curious to read the reviews.
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