Originally Posted by Maestrosc
Epson because your 150" screen.
There is a reason the Epsons have dominated this price range for the past ...5? years.
Their value at this price point is just hard to beat.
The JVC or BenQ will do certain things better, but IMO the Epson has provided the most well rounded package at a great value.
Originally Posted by Luminated67
If we were debating the X590(x5900) then I’d say go for the Epson but since it’s the model up I think ultimately the X790 will give the best picture though I think I read on the AVForum ones saying that screens above 130” the JVC doesn’t give as good a picture as the Epson on HDR.
Here you’d suggest to find a X7900 below £4K new so there’s still a sizeable £1.5k price difference but if like you say there’s only a few hundred dollars difference in the US then you really need to put it top of your list.
Originally Posted by movieloverAL
I have the JVC x790 with a 153" scopescreen (122" 16x9) 1.1 real gain screen in a dark room
My advice to you is to only buy a 4k faux projector if the screen is around 120" 16x9
In my opinion, a smaller screen is not worth it over a 75"+ UHD TV costing the same or even less money (projector + screen)
and a larger screen (which I totally prefer) needs more lumens and a high gain screen (which are no cheap or easy to find), especially for 3D and HDR content.
If you really want a 4k projector with a 150" screen, my advice then is to wait till you can afford a native 4k projector with more lumens (none comes to mind, maybe in a year or two).
The JVC x790 is a good projector but do not have enough lumens for 3D or HDR at 150" either scope or 16x9 and you have to constantly change settings to optimize your viewing experience.
Another important thing to consider with the x790 is that you need a video processor like the one on audio video receivers like denon that can upscale to 4k, if you want it to look better at "4k"
and for UHD discs or 4k streaming, I find the panasonic player a must (especially for 3D and HDR since you can add brightness that is really needed). I don´t have hulu so you need to ask if it is available on panasonic players. Netflix, Prime Video and Youtube are.
Do not get confused with published lumens for those 3 projectors, as far as I know, those are peak (the highest you can get, sacrificing a lot of features) and some times are not even real lumens you get. Same with the gain of the screen.
Hope that helps
First let me just thank everyone for pitching in and helping us guys out in making an informed decision, I appreciate all your input & responses.
Its starting to sound like JVC might be the better projector, and perhaps the better purchase, however, in "my" particular case, because of the 150" screen, there is considerable concern, and JVC may not be the best choice, simply because of my screen size.
I've had this concern from the very beginning. This is the one point which has put me in the undecided boat. I believe the Lumens on the JVC are an issue for a screen size, as a couple people have pointed out, anything above 120" or 130".
"The JVC x790 is a good projector but do not have enough lumens for 3D or HDR at 150"
<-- This is something that I've heard a couple times now from few different people and its really starting to make me think twice about JVC X790.
I can splurge on the JVC NX5 (which is true 4k, not faux K), but the lumens are no different then X790, so I don't know if that will help.
If I truly let go of the JVC X790, simply because of my Screen Size, and consider BenQ or Epson, unfortunately the decision becomes harder because in this thread alone, the recommendation is even split. Half claiming Epson and half claiming BenQ better for me. I have no idea which one to pick.
One thing I do need to bring up:
I have talked to a couple of BenQ HT2550 owners who have 150", and one with 160" screen, and both of them recommended BenQ to me (and this is previous gen HT2550), who have had no issues projecting 4K HDR on that screen size. They swear by the 4K HDR performance on that screen size. That model was listed at 2200 Lumens.
X790 is listed at 1900 Lumens
HT5550 is listed at 1800 Lumens
5050UB is listed at 2600 Lumens
Even though these are 'peak brightness' and actual lumens differ, by the specs above, BenQ HT5550 would be the 3rd choice, and Epson 5050UB would be the clear winner.
I'm not sure. Definitely becoming a hard decision.