So I'm reading the tea leaves here but the prospect of any exciting new models in 2020 seems fairly slim. I have an ancient AE3000U Panasonic and am wondering if it's time to pull the trigger and just be happy with FauxK or even NX5/295ES 4k for a few years until technology/standards catch up on the HDMI 2.1 VRR & 4K/120 front.
I've been looking around tonight and have seen the following 6 models come up. Bear in mind, I have a light-controlled room and a 135" screen that fills the space so I'm set on that size. My mount is about 13.5' lens-distance from the screen but could be adjusted slightly. I prefer darker blacks and better contrast over brightness, but with HDR content maybe I'd change my tune. I'm intrigued by the Laser light options since I'm used to the $150 cost of OEM bulbs for my Panny every ~2 years, but it seems as though there may be some downsides to laser that I'm not fully grasping. I definitely expect acceptable input lag for gaming. My AE3000u has seemed fine for gaming, so equivalent or better, though those specs are hard to come by I'm finding.
This is what I've seen that may be worth consideration after some research. I'm willing to spend up to $6k but not above, but if a $2000 option gives me 90% of the benefits I'll listen.
Is there any reason I should immediately eliminate any of these? Is there anything else out or upcoming that I should consider?
Edit - Let me add that maybe 50% of my viewing is streaming media/sports, 25% is Blu-ray/4k Blu Ray, and 25% is Gaming, either console or PC, which I intend to use more later this year with a GPU upgrade to push 4k/60 out to the projector.
Last edited by zorkwiz; 06-29-2020 at 08:09 PM.