Originally Posted by zoenphlux
I decided to return the HT1070, and I stumbled across a 15% off coupon for BenQ Direct Outlet. I ended up getting an HT2050 for $548 shipped w/ 1 yr warranty. I felt that was worth it the extra $48 over the HT1070, but wasn't worth another $140 over that for the HT3050.
I was considering higher end used projectors, but by the time I get the projectors shipped plus all-new 3D glasses, I would be out another $500-$600 on top of what I paid for the 1070. I would rather hold off, and just use this until I can get a proper 4k/3D in a couple years. I know BenQ is coming out with a 4k/3D for just $1500. I might pick it up refurbished next year and sell this one. Either way, this is my first projector and only a fill in to get my hands dirty. Once I feel it's time, I'll upgrade. I think I'll be satisfied with this one due to the amazing price. lol
I doubt you will see any significant improvement in the HT2050 unless your HT1070 was defective. You may not be a candidate for front projection if you like a bright vivid picture as no projector can match a flat screen TV unless possibly in a bat cave/completely blacked out room. What screen are you using and how close to the screen/wall are any white surfaces?
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