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Why ONLY JVC or Sony? Where is Barco or Christie?
So, I am looking for a projector for a dedicated HT space, and have spent a ton of time in both the JVC and Sony threads on both this forum and the $3,000+ forum
It seems that roughly 90% of all buyers who are looking in the 20,000+ section at least seem to gravitate between the Sony VW5000 and the RS4500 when they are looking for the highest performing projectors.
But occasionally I will see mention of Barco or Christie projectors, but there is almost NO recent information regarding these projectors on these boards. The RS4500 thread is probably one of the most active threads on this forum, which obviously says great things about the RS4500.
There is also at least SOME participation on the VW5000 threads.
I know the VW5000 is more expensive than the RS4500 and so less people are looking at projectors near that price range, so naturally their "owners" thread would be less busy.
But my biggest question is Why do the Sony and JVC projectors, at the top end get so much love and attention, but there is soooo little information regarding the Barco and Christie projectors on these forums?
I am of the understanding that both Barco and Christie make some of the HIGHEST level personal use projectors, and I also know that the Sony VW5000 is at least on-par cost wise with some of their options.
So why do Barco or Christie get seemingly so much less love/attention here?
Are the Sony and JVC options just significantly better at a price/performance ratio?
I know a lot of people even in the RS4500 and VW5000 threads will occasionally bring up Christie projectors with some admiration, but I have seen MAYBE 2-3 posts regarding Barco projectors on these forums.
Is this an availability thing? Its much easier to find pricing for the Sony and JVC projectors, is that why people automatically go for these options?
Just looking for some information why JVC and Sony seem to rule the roost of this forum? Are the Barco's and Christie's priced even out of this forum's comfort levels?
Just looking for some information really, and just noticed a LARGE disparity between information online regarding the Sonys and JVC's vs particularly Barcos (which seem to at least have offerings in the same ballpark as the Sony and JVC) and the Christie's, which the only thing I hear about is "If you have an unlimited budget, get a Christie!"
Apologies if this is a stupid question or I am unknowingly beating a dead horse.
Last edited by Maestrosc; 04-01-2019 at 11:50 AM.