Originally Posted by danlw2
Please Native 4K LS11000 for under $10K... that way I can stop agonizing over potentially buying the BenQ 9060 with its lack of lens memory and deep blacks.
A) What I like about the Epson LS10000:
- Laser source
- Great native contrast > 10000:1 and laser fade to perfect black
- 100% DCI @ ~1000 Lumens
- Less than 10K (in fact even less than 5K when I bought it new...)
- Very calm picture / no added noise to the picture like with the JVC X Series or some DLP
- Good 1080p FI
- Rock solid Gamma, contrast and colorspace even after 3 years and 3000 hours (JVC and Sony can already dream about that)
- Excellent HDR combined with madVR dynamic Tone Mapping
- Very silent up to medium laser mode. High Power is bearable with a movie even with the projector just above my head
- Motorized zoom and lens-shift with memory function
B) Now, what I would like to have in addition as an upgrade after 3 years waiting:
- a bit more lumens
DCI --> 1500Lumens would make me happy
- 4K FI
- Full 18gbits HDMI
- HDR compatible for source like Netflix where I can't use madVR awesome HDR tone mapping
Now, from what I have seen, there is no projector combining A) and B) together even after 3 years waiting...
The benq 9060 seems like the only "newer" projector which could serve as a replacement for my Epson EH-LS10000 but with some downgrades...
Positive would be:
+ Brighter (with almost 100% DCI)
+ Much better ANSi Contrast (500 to 800:1 based on early feedback) instead of 220 to 300:1 with the LS10000.
+ 4K FI
+ 3D probably without ghosting
+ HDR Compatibility
- Very bad native contrast: 1000:1 and only bearable dynamic contrast with 4000:1
- No motorized lens
I think I would prefer a laser version of the Epson TW9040 with 100% DCI @1500 Lumens.
400 ANSI, 5000:1 ON-OFF
Still 4K E-shift but it ain't so bad...
Come on Epson, come back in the game.
The Epson EH-LS10000 was a great idea.
Now I get that the LCD-R panels were much too expensive to produce.
Allright... but at least give us a better version (laser with High Lumens DCI and working 4k FI) of the TW9400 /5050