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There are tons and tons of people who are asking about upgrading and walking that thin line of quality right now. That is... is it worth it?
IMO, in most cases, the answer is no. Upgrades are a tough call, but DLP hasn't put out 4K and improved contrast and color saturation and lowered RBE issues. They've just put out 4K, and pretty much walked backwards in every other area that matters.
This means that to get quality 4K, you have to spend more.
To get native quality 4K, you have to spend a LOT more.
So, the BenQ HT2050a may have a comparably better overall image than any 4K model on the market. But, not as sharp as what you may see from the UHD51A (for example) when it is fed native 4K material and HDR content. But, with 90% viewing of 1080p content.... well, is is worth the upgrade?
Back to, IMO - no.
Keep your eyes open for some options. I just landed a JVC DLA-X590 for under $2,000, brand new. I'll be pretty happy for a while.
In the end, it's the Sony and JVC native 4K models that may stay as gold standards, and with the way Sony can get quite aggressive with things, you may find that they get an entry under $3,000 in the next few years.
I would hold out and keep saving my pennies.
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