Originally Posted by audvid
L25000U specs indicate native 2k with 4k enhancement!
I could not find info on the L12000U on epson site. I am wondering if the L12000U also would be only 4k enhancement and the 1 year old article was an error? The article did say "native 4k".
I am waiting for the Epson dealer to get back to me. Considering that the article is a year old.. If it really is 4k and under $20k, it should have gotten a lot of attention but it is surprising that no one wrote about it. On the epson site, it shows up when I select "Above $15000" filter. There was no filter for "above $20000".
Well, in the thread for Sim2 they are asking $100,000 for a projector that is 1080P with lamps . How ironic to see enthusiasts advocating 1080P as acceptable for a projector of this cost, some of the very same individuals in other threads obsessing about ultimate detail for 4K comparing QBF patterns to scrutinize projectors that don't make the grade for "ultimate" 4K resolution, then doing a/b comparing brands . I have my own opinion, but suffice it to say, obviously , native 4K doesn't have to be number one for some on the priority list . With that said , even if the new Epson is e-shift the abundance of light will offer another advantages, possibly the other variables will make up . Price wise, $20,000 range is reasonable for a e-shift if other variables are descent considering the projected light output and considering it will be a reliable and stable laser . $100,000 for a 1080P projector, wouldn't be for me and add to that it's lamp based and all the issues that goes with that, seems a bit much.
I ended up picking up the VW5000 , it's actually in transit now. I'll be projecting long throw ( 24ft) on a 150" 1.0 gain ST100 , have around 80FL available with the Paladin DCR . Considering I paid less than the VW995 or the RS4500 for a new VW5000 it's the right price at this point and certainly more than enough brightness . Wish I had other options to consider like the Epson here, unfortunately for larger reference level screens of 140" or larger , nothing else available now was adequate without stretching the performance or adding gain .
Epson make great products and a 12,000 lumen option should provide options for really large screens that others cannot, if the price is correct, it will be within reach for many . HDR requires a lot of lumens , there is a good reason Christie's new projector boasts the best HDR image ever seen , 500 nits is available to punch out those spectral highlights the way they should be seen .
Dedicated Theater: Sony VPL VW5000 , Panamorph DCR & ISCO III L Anamorphic Lens, Draper TecVision XT1800X Screen, 2.40:1 134" diagonal curved , Denon AVR-X8500 , 9.2.6 Atmos, Panasonic UB900, Oppo 203, Lumagen Pro 4440 , (3) Paradigm CI Elite E7-L+C+R fronts, , (2) CI Pro P80-IW Rear, (2) Paradigm SA-ADP In-wall Surround, (6) SIG-1.5R-30 v.3 In-Ceiling, Subwoofers: (2) SVS SB-16 Ultra , (1) SVS PC13-Ultra .
Last edited by roxiedog13; 04-28-2019 at 05:36 AM.