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Originally Posted by tomtoo
I'm also hoping someone who has had the panasonic and this new epson 9400, and can provide some opinions about the difference and whether this is all the upgrade i would need for several years.
No home cinema tech is particularly future proof. Though it ticks almost all of the current formats. 4k pixel shifting, HDR10 and HLG.
Dolby Vision probably won't come to projectors and HDR10+ is very limited.
The Epson is bright, does good 3D, good blacks and contrast and throws a great 1080p image too.
DLP 4x pixel shifters are a touch sharper, but colours are iffy, struggling to do Rec.709. HDR is generally hit and miss.
JVCs and Sony natives are 2-3x the cost and up and still the Epson gets compared to them!
I don't know of anything in the price range that gets close or will do for a while.... Native 4k would be nice and laser light, but i don't see either being at the Epsons price for a good few years.
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Sound - Marantz SR6011 (pre/atmos), Yamaha Z9, Mirage Om-6's, Om-C2's, 6x Om-R2's, 4x Nanosat (atmos), Dual Paradigim Servo 15's
Additional - MiniDSP : DDRC-88a, 2x4HD
Source -Panasonic DP-UB420, Toshiba HD-XE1, Sony SCD-XE620
Vision - Epson TW9400, eecolour Lut Box, 120" Spitfire Acoustically Transparent Screen