Originally Posted by rekbones
The main flaw in the Optoma's is the 2x RGBW color wheel. The BenQ 2150st with a 4x RGBRGB wheel is the most often recommended short throw projector here so you should also look into it. Projectors are incapable of displaying HDR so it comes down to what can "tone map" better the projector or the source like a good blue ray player. Wide color gamut is also a factor in UHD signals and most entry level projectors can't display that either. As far as Darbee some like the processed look some don't and you can get an external one if you like. Optoma's are popular but also look at the BenQ also.
I was looking at the BenQ 2150ST as well, but it was released back in 2016 and that made me second guess it.
I didn't even consider looking into if projectors were able to display HDR. Thank you for that information.
The Optoma site says that the GT1080HDR uses an RGBCYW colour wheel, and I got lost trying to decide between the BenQ and the new Optoma with the two different colour wheel options.
I did end up ordering the Optoma GT1080HDR from Amazon on impulse just before your post(should arrive this week), but it was only because of the ability to return it if it is not what I wanted.
I went with the Optoma because it boasted gaming mode at 120hz refresh rate and the ability to take a 4k signal and downscale which should theoretically produce a better image than straight 1080p.
My girlfriend and I would mostly be using it for Netflix on my Xbox which can stream a 4k signal but would like the ability to play games (like assassins creed, resident evil, COD, etc) so the refresh rate and really low input lag seemed like a bonus.
I bought GT1080HDR for roughly $1200 CAD(including tax), would it be better to return the Optoma and buy the BenQ for $1050 and invest the other $150 on a good screen?
Will the quality of the BenQ's RGBRGB surpass that of the new Optoma?
Additionally, what would be a good screen to go for? (I was looking at either 100 or 120 inches diagonal 16:9)