Greetings, yes the epson 2045 is currently 849.99 with a promotional $200 gift card from best buy (US). I don't know how long it will last, maybe even only tonight! Assuming I can't get the deal by the time I decide, it seems like the 2040 (699.99) makes the most sense (since I already own a chromecast). My laptop also supports Miracast. Not sure how "good" it is, and if you can reliably transfer HD content + audio...
I have an old Dell 3200MP that I bought like..12+ ? years ago. I found that projector to be acceptable at the time (I still have it, but sadly the M1-A signal port overheated and broke so I can't really plug anything into it anymore). I currently use a 50" plasma in the living room. The throw distance is about 11 feet and I will have darkness (thanks to some ridiculously expensive shutters we installed).
Hmm, but it not doing well with movies/dark films might be a deal breaker.. AMartin56, are you referring to both models? I see you posted on the BenQ HT1075 vs Epson 2045 post. Would you recommend the BenQ? (799 on amazon).
Steve1106: If I don't drop it from fine to fast, is there a noticeable input lag? My PC monitor has 1ms input lag (asus rog swift) so I'm a bit of a snob, but I never had input lag problems with the 3200mp (wouldn't be surprised if it was bad). If the game looks like a not-quite-good HD signal, that seems like a huge tradeoff.
Price is a factor only in that in my "advanced" age, I hate spending on tech for features I don't need or devices I may not end up using. Plus I just had a +1 last month
That's why the HC2000 is attractive to me. It's cheap enough to not feel guilty if I don't end up using it. At the same time I couldn't justify the Sony HW40ES (which seems to be highly regarded here but may not project a big enough image with my 11 feet).
Thanks for the feedback!