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Optoma is doing a heck of a job leveraging their 1080p models with 4K/HDR support which certainly adds something to their models and value. The price point is solid, but if you aren't gaming and watching actual 4K content, I'm not sure what advantage you are going for here. By more reports, for 1080, the short throw BenQ tends to do a better job (2150ST) with the 6 segment RGB/RGB color wheel.
That said, I don't think most would be able to tell them apart unless they actually were side by side.
Not sure why you wouldn't be interested in pixel shifting as all reports are that it does an excellent job delivering the goods.
But, you aren't getting any short throw 4K pixel shifters yet. UST yes, but regular short throw, no. And, the UST models carry a serious price tag right now.
The usual USA trickle factor on projectors. They will take a few more years to get a couple of 4K ST models into the marketplace, and we will slowly see the Chinese UST models come in, or US models get released with sub $3K price points.
But, nobody seems to be rushing towards that 4K ST model for $1,500 or less yet.
If you are buying, and comfortable with 1080p, then I wouldn't have any qualms about someone picking up the 1080HDR. It certainly is a solid value for the money.
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