Deciding: Optoma vs. BenQ vs. Epson
Hi Everyone; new time joiner here, but been a lurker for a while - thanks for all of the help this forum has provided me over the years.
I'm in a position to get a new projector, and have narrowed it down to 3 choices:
(in no particular order)
Optoma HD27 --- about $1,000 CAD
BenQ HT2150ST --- about $1,000 CAD
Epson 3500 --- normally about $1,500 CAD, but I can get a refurbished on Amazon for about $1,000 CAD
So, I'm leaning towards the Epson because of the basic math that I'd be getting a $1,500 machine for the same price as the other 2, but... is it actually a better projector?
Also, knowing that my budget is about $1,000 CAD, is there an obvious machine that I really should be giving some thought to that I don't have listed up there?
I'm currently running a Mitsubishi HD1000 and I love it - but the bulb warning is coming up, and I've got some cash set aside for this, so I'm thinking of upgrading it.
I'm lucky to have a dedicated room in the basement, pitch black when watching movies - no ambient light at all.
Any suggestions / advice are whole-heartedly welcome - thanks everyone!
(I have no brand loyalty, don't care much for brand-loyalty pissing contests either.)