Looking for a New Projector After 10 Years
When I moved into our current home 8 years ago, I took my Epson Home Cinema 720 with me and proceeded to build a "theatre room" in the basement. Our basement only has two small windows and our screen is tucked into a back corner, so the room is about as light controlled as you can get. My old 720 projector has served me well, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. Prior to that I had an Infocus X1, so I've been a budget player in the game for a while. My main complaints with my 720 are that it's dim (even on the second bulb which I popped in a year or so ago, it's not great for sports (the green field in baseball is off despite my use of a calibration disk and ice hockey looks bland). Also, when comparing it to a new 4k TV it becomes clear the resolution is not there.
I realize a projector can't really compete with a 4k TV, especially in my price range of $1k-$1.5k (CAD) where there aren't really 4k projectors, but as I look at upgrading this thing I'm not sure where best to start. The posted thread on here with buying advice is really helpful, but I was wondering what experiences you folks have had in the ~$1,000 range. My father-in-law bought a Ben-Q HT2050 about a year ago. It looks good, definitely brighter, but I wouldn't say it blows the doors off of mine. The Epson's seem to get good reviews on here and I'd buy another.
Just wondering what your thoughts and more importantly experiences are with projectors in this range.
Last edited by Barber_91; 11-20-2019 at 06:03 AM.