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Epson 3500 vs 2040

I've been looking at reviews for the 2040/2045 and have that on my radar as likely the machine that I will buy however today at Best Buy I saw the 3500 on display with lots of ambient light and it looked pretty good. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of both that can tell me how these two would compare? Particularly with ambient light because this will primarily be a room used as a TV/ sports replacement.


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There is already a thread comparing 2040 and 3500.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-dig...vs-3500-a.html
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Wait until Cedia if you'll buy the 3500...I'm guessing it will be updated.

The 3500 is much better, but double the price.

If you want sports in moderate ambient light, nothing is better in the price range.

If you want tons of ambient light, look at the 1440.

The 3500 has the best PQ of the three by far.

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The 2040 has a serious advantage in cost, both for the projector and for replacement lamps. For sports, the 2040 also has the surprising advantage of being the only one with frame interpolation to reduce motion blur, and LCD projectors benefit the most from that feature. So even though the 3500 is brighter and produces a more refined image than the 2040, the 2040 might be all one needs as a "TV/sports replacement" as long as ambient light isn't totally out of control.
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A lot of people think the HC2040's DFI isn't well done unfortunately, saying it hiccups every so often.

I'm sure the HC3500's update will have DFI, just wait for Cedia and see.

I'm buying a HT2050 on September 10th, so I can return it after Cedia if something better comes out. Mandatory 7 day return period here in Taiwan for all online purchases, even games on PSN or mobile apps. Just in time for football season though.
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