Originally Posted by vidwiz
Not sure, for me Benq has:
Sharpness (I sit close)
better out of the box color and precalibrated
switches to hdr mode automatically
likely better 3d
likely better motion
one review says brighter p3 color
not sure if Epson eliminates the 3:2 pulldown like the Benq
better return policy
I'll probably try it first knowing I can return, RBE is still unknown.
Epson definitely nice unit as well, tough choice, I currently have a 5010, but dont need lens memory, better blacks probably not an advantage in my white walled living room, not concerned about lag. I'd take the brightness and contrast tho!
Epson has 10 pre loaded HDR curves and performs admirably. You can choose weather to implement HDR or not. Not forced like with the benq.
Better lens, virtually no CA. I find the Epson sharper actually. I have both here.
Better black levels
Way better remote, more menu options and tweakability.
Much cheaper lamps.
Vertical stretch (anamorphic mode in every colour profile not just isf)
No buggy iris, everything works as per their marketing material.
Bigger zoom range
Bigger lens shift amounts
Better blacks will be beneficial in any room not just black rooms.
Motion is not better, maybe about the same.
P3 colour 630 lumens with the Benq and over 800 with the Epson. I wouldn't either modes on these machines as the light output drops too far. Just use natural mode, you wouldn't even see any difference if you're getting 'slightly more' colour at the expense of brightness.
Downside: Pixel gap more noticeable than on the JVC, Sony and benq machines. Sit 20% further back or reduce screen size by 20%.
4K not even needed imho. A good 1080P projector with a stellar lens and good contrast will destroy any 4K projector with an average lens. Many of these 'reviews' read as paid averts. I mean really, when a $1500 projector reads something like 'It doesn't get much better than this' you know you have to read between the lines. The best reviews are by people on forums like this one, real people, real world use.