Originally Posted by psw757
Question on the projectors
I’ve been thinking about the 1080 vs 4K a bit and the thing that has me scratching my head is nothing we watch is in 4K whether it be live sports and our movie collection is all std blu Ray. Do see myself buying all new discs.
The one source that regularly gets used that I’m pretty sure is 4K is disney plus.
Would I be better going with a high end 1080 vs the entry to mid range 4K? Keep in mind viewing distance on this 106” screen will be no closer than 11-12 ft and second row I’m guessing 15-16 ft.
From the projectors mentioned here, none are high end. 1080p high end would be some JVC or possibly Sony, and both of them are only found used. Not going to go into details about the JVC and Sony.
What usually makes a projector high end the ability to deliver high contrast / low black floor, among others. In your setup since there will always be some sort of ambient light, even small, and while the walls are not white they are still not covered with black velvet, that advantage will be reduced.
Mid range projectors would be something like the UB series from Epson. The 5040UB refurb comes from Epson with warranty. Your room conditions will still affect it's black level/contrast.
Low range are the DLPs mentioned.
The DLPs have better motion handling, but poorer presentation when it comes to movies. With your setup though, referring to the always present ambient light, the difference between them an the others is smaller.
I suggest the Epson UB series, an ALR screen, but turn off any lights when watching movies, or anything that has dark scenes in it.