I am currently on the fence on which way to go with a projector upgrade.
My standards in terms of picture quality are very low to nonexistent haha, I never watched high quality content on a high quality monitor / projector so I don't really know what to expect and how to see if something looks bad.
My room is 3.36 meters by 3.36 meters. The ceilings and the walls are painted in white.
I am projecting onto a white wall and the maximum screen size I can have on the wall I am projecting on is 96 inches.
I currently have the Epson homecinema 2040 which is an entry level 1080p projector.
I can finally afford a better one and I can't decide between the JVC X570R and the Benq HT3550.
I want to get into 4k, I mostly watch tv shows at 1080P
and play video games but I expect to be watching more movies when moving to 4K. I plan to buy a playstation 5 when it comes out and play 4k HDR games.
The JVC x570r is being sold on the classified forums here. It is a used refurbished unit with 117 hours on it with no warranty left.
The Benq ht3550 is new from Amazon.
I live in Israel so I have to pay shipping and taxes for both options.
The Benq ht3550 is 1900$ and that's the final price.
The JVC X570R is 2700$ (according to my calculations, But it really shouldn't be more than that).
The reasons to go with the ht3550 are:
It is a newer model.
It has warranty in case anything happens to it.
It's considerably cheaper.
It has a better throw ratio and can get me a larger screen in my room plus If I decide to get a projector screen which is larger than 96 inches the HT3550 would have no problem giving me that size.
The reasons to go with the X570R are:
Much better picture level in every aspect, I understand that there are now projectors in the 3000$ category that can compete with JVC projectors in terms of picture quality.
Possibly better input lag since it has the low latency mode (which for me is a major plus).
It has lens memory in case I want to watch movies in full screen.
However the x570r is huge, If I am projecting from 2.85 meters I will get a 92 inch screen (which is perfectly fine as long as I don't need a larger screen).
The ht3550 is 26 centimeters so I can project from 3.1 meters - It can go all the way from 95 inches to 124 inches.
Another problem with the ht3550 is the input lag - it is around 45 - 60 which is extremely bad for me since I plan to play 4k games on it.
From what I understand the difference in picture quality is extreme - Do you think it outweighs all of the pros of going with the ht3550.
Any help is highly appreciated