I'm a happy owner of the W1070 (which I have used for the past 6 years and counting) but have been thinking of upgrading to a 4k projector the past few months as they have come down in price.
I have been looking at the HT3550 for a few reasons - same throw ratio as my W1070 so it's a drop-in on my ceiling mount, and I prefer it over TK800m for better contrast. I have a 100" screen in my basement mancave, which is light controlled so it would give me better picture quality. I don't need 800m's extra luminance. And I was just waiting for the HT3550 to go on sale ...
But then I realize refurbished Epson 5040UB can be hard for ~ CDN$1.5k, which is a pretty good deal for a pj that is supposed to be in the next level up. The 5040UB is supposed to have a much better black than the W1070 (or any of the DLP PJ).
I wonder if anyone here has done a 5040UB vs HT3550 comparison, and how you'd compare them?
I mostly watch sports (hockey, baseketball) and movies. I don't game, so lag doesn't matter to me. I can't see myself building a collection of UHD discs, most of what I watch are streaming content from Netflix, PLay movies, Prime, Disney+ etc ... because i watch a lot of sports, motion blur is key, and that's 1 reason I'm looking for an upgrade (the W1070 isn't great for fast motion)
Any opinion helps! thanks in advance!