Originally Posted by Frank714
Unless they decide to forget about long-range front projection (IMHO too much recent emphasis on short throw projectors) there simply has to be a reaction to BenQ's latest front projectors.
I for one consider their current Optoma projector range competing in the price class of the latest BenQs to be dead and done (unless you focus on their PureMotion Frame Interpolation which AFAIK
is best next to Sony's MotionFlow FI).
I'll agree on the really short throws (that sub 8' category), but that 11' range seems to be an anomaly. All my poking around seems to see 12', give or take 6", as the norm. Acer, Epson, Optoma, and BenQ beyond the 3550 are all around that. Can't even touch anything from JVC or Sony unless you want to max out at 103 to 106". Having the 120" up now with the 2050a, I'll take the more immersive pic over the overall better image of my JVC.
But I'm still not dialed in 100%. The noise level is a bit much. The manual everything is annoying as is the limited shifting. So knowing the 3550 will put me in the same boat, I'll never upgrade to it unless it's a refurb down the road for under a grand.
If I'm willing to drop a little coin to live with a pj for 5yrs plus, I want some creature comforts and something more mid range.
And if flat panels are getting larger and cheaper, don't you need to cater to the next size range up? All these UST's touting 100" screens aren't going to be as enticing as a purchase and 120" seems like a logical jump to really transition from a flat panel to a pj.
And maybe I'm just jaded because my JVC is all that, but the scree size n itch did me in, and I just saw my option pool for my next pj drop by 90%, so I'm venting.
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