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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?

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Older JVC's tend to hold a large price tag although I think most used sellers are way over priced. And honestly you aren't going to really see a night and day difference on 1080p content. 4k can be a better upgrade but if you process it with something like MadVR , tone map the HDR and down convert it to 1080p the only thing your missing on your 1080p projector is a little bit of resolution. It does come down to how close you sit and how good your eye sight is to really notice a difference the better resolution makes. Contrast on the other hand makes a bigger impact regardless of seating distance in a good room.

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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?
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Contrast on the other hand makes a bigger impact regardless of seating distance in a good room.
And the contrast advantage on those JVCs over your Epson is really really big.

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is a JVC X30 still worth it?

Or a HW40ES?
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