Originally Posted by Maestrosc
If this becomes a bright enough, reasonably priced 4000+ lumen 4k laser projector for my 150" scope screen... I definitely wont complain. I have thoroughly enjoyed by 5020 and 5040 ub's.
Right now am struggling between the BenQ 970 vs 990 and still the VW5000 isnt 100% out of the picture yet, but again not too interested in spending 40k on a 3 year old projector.
I agree with you. I would caution against the BenQ 970. I wrote a review on it, in its thread. If anything, the benq 990 might be worth considering (since it is HDR ready). The 990 is pretty heavily discounted.
Some how, I didn't get a good impression with the DLP. I did not see the sharpness that people talk about with single chip DLP (I used to have a 3 chip dlp). Frankly, I think the lack of contrast of the DLP would probably make it undesirable for me.
The sony 5000 is too old, in projector tech terms, for that level of investment. I had an option to buy a used 2018 unit for a good price but I had the same concern as you have. I think we can get a 6000+ lumen laser projector in the $10k to $15k range, within 12 months.
Someone who owned a sony 1100 and replaced it with a 5000 told me that he really could not see much of an improvement in the picture, except for the superior light output of the 5000 - but that was 3 years ago, when 4k/hdr material was not available.
It seems to me that the epson lcds have decent contrast.. The 12000 lumen rated projector, seems promising to me.. I could run it at 7000 lumens power and be happy..