This product seems like such a natural upgrade for existing HT2050 users..
.. but ..
I do wonder if the decrease in lumens would be noticeable?
Fiddling around with the calculator on projectorcentral.com, if I just do a straight swap and slot this right into my existing mount for the HT2050, I go from 35 FtL to 29 FtL.
Also I use the ‘zoom method’ for widescreen content (since I have an actual wide screen). In that configuration my peak brightness would drop from 22 to around or possibly below 20 FtL.
I mean, I do value HDR in principle. Wide color gamut also could matter to me.
But I don't especially care about 4K.
And I very definitely *do* care about 3D.
[ Edit : I should add here that just upgrading my display device to 4K/HDR doesn’t get me much at the moment because I’m feeding it with devices that are not capable of these things.. which will probably lead to another whole round of upgrades I’m not in a hurry to do just yet
For wide aspect 3D movies, I'm already finding the 2050 right at the limit of acceptable brightness. (How much light roughly does one lose with 3D again? 50% minimum by definition, I realize, but is it even more in practice? Going below 10 FtL would seem awfully dim..)
Also if this thing runs its color wheel at 120Hz for 3D (as indicated in some promotional material posted previously in this thread) but is incapable of subframes in multiples other than 4 then I'm guessing I won't get native 24fps motion portrayal in 3D anymore either.
Then again this is the Hot New Thing and I am going to hate sitting on the sidelines.
So I'm torn.
Special shout out to Sage: we are all indebted to you for your incredible devotion to researching this segment of the projector market and your generosity in sharing your timely findings. So count me among those eagerly awaiting that head to head comparison with the HT2050/HT2050A you've been working on. Hopefully you can offer an opinion on whether you missed having a brighter image, or for that matter if you even could *detect* a change in brightness in real world viewing. Thanks in advance.