Slightly Older Projectors vs Relatively Newer Projectors...
I recently purchased an Epson 6020ub Pro. This is strictly a 1080P projector. It is located in a completely light controlled room with dark grey ceilings and front wall, floors are also dark. Rest of walls are a light grey and there is a bank of white cabinets in the room, so it is a decent room for black levels, but by no means perfect. Seating distance is around 13-14 feet and image is projected on a White 110" SilverTicket screen. I only paid $450 for the projector and it came with a new OEM lamp (which has been installed). I had to open the projector up and clean off the LCD panels to remove a bunch of dust globs, I also tapped out and brushed out the air filter and overall gave the projector a good cleaning. It works almost perfect at this point other than what I feel is some minor convergence problems.
I really wanted something that could handle 4K since my system is setup for it, but couldn't afford it at the time nor did I want to settle for something that didn't utilize the entire 18 Gbs bandwidth. But now there are some deals popping up for JVC 570 and 590 (Pre-owned of course), and I have to wonder if I made the jump to one of those over my current setup would I be blown away or would it fall short.
Basically I am happy with what I have and without anything else to compare it to I am not sure if I would be any happier. My thought is that as the price of the True 4K JVC, etc fall, that I will be able to get one of these mentioned JVC's in a year or two for even way less? or even maybe be able to go to true 4K?
Denon x4400h, Sony x700, Klipsch Pro in-wall/ceiling, JBL 12" Subwoofer, Epson 6020ub, Roku Ultra, Logitech Harmony Hub