I was pretty convinced that I wanted the Optoma UHD50 after hearing amazing things about it for the price and being able to get 4k at such a low price. However, upon further analysis, I realized that the closest I would be sitting to my 150" screen would be maybe 16' and that would be a stretch, more like 18' or more (just the layout of the room and doorways get in the way, etc), so I figure its not worth getting 4k.
Therefore, after some more research, I decided on the Epson 2150. The reviews are glowing about it (given its price point) and it seems like its pretty much everything I would need, foregoing the 4k obviously.
Fastforward a lot of research on here and some other review sites, etc and I am also seeing that Epson is offering the refurbished Epson 5040 for like $1100 (which is well received here) and I also hear great things on these message boards about the Sony VPL-HW45ES which i'm seeing places for about $1300--$1400 (or $1200 refurb).
To give you background, my basement room is about 11.5'x25' so its narrow and long, but very good light control with only a small window towards the front of the room (perpendicular right to the screen) but that has a blackout shade on it, so no issue there. Ceiling and lower half of the walls are currently white but I'm thinking of changing that to a black ceiling and TBD
dark color bottom 1/2 wall (top half is a dark magenta). I am thinking milliskin spandex white over black based on some good discussions here, but may be open to Silver Ticket/Delux Screen Matte, etc.
I know I'm all over the place with the projectors but I want to buy without buyer's remorse. I'm guessing i'd be happy with any of these 4, but I'm looking to see what you guys thing overall provides the best picture of these (or comment on any you have experience with).
Thanks for your help.