Originally Posted by urcha
I second this. The new JVC's sound like exactly what you want. I personally have an Epson 5040ub. I debated getting the new JVC, but with the 5040ub only being $2,500, it was hard to justify the extra $1500+ just to get HDR gaming. It definitely outputs 4k though...not sure what your original concern is. Unless you are talking about full 4k/60/HDR gaming. You'll only be able to do 4k/60 gaming or 4k/24/HDR movie watching on it. Still a heck of a deal though, and I think it looks INCREDIBLE.
One thing to keep in mind with your budget though, especially if you're new to the projector world, is you're going to need a lot more than just the projector unit. I don't know the rest of your set up, so this might not be an issue, but you're going to want dedicated speakers and probably a receiver. That easily can soak up another $3.5k+ when all is said and done.
Thanks for the follow up.
I'm still in the market, just haven't found anything that is convincing enough.
When you were mentioning the 4k/60/HDR gaming were you talking about the new JVC or the 5040?
With my new XB1X I will need 4K/60/HDR so not sure what options that leaves when it's hard enough to find a projector that meets my throw distance requirements.
I've been into HT for years, just finished a complete basement remodel with home theater (hidden speakers, dedicated equipment room etc).
I 'could' get a new screen but I love my 100" Vutec Silverstar and it's a real shame to get rid of it when it's perfect for my space and I love the image it produces.
I have been looking at projector central and the calculator they offer seems like I can't find a projector that will fill the 100" diagonal screen from any more than about 11-13.5'? My mount can be absolute minimum 14-14.6'
Even the 5040 is saying the minimum throw distance has to be 13.4'.
I really liked the look of the new Optoma HD39Darbee but it's maximum for 100" diagonal is 12.6'
I really don't want to have plastic strip cable management running 3' along my ceiling to accommodate a short throw PJ
I am seriously tempted to just buy an 86" Samsung LED 4K TV that I saw the other day in Costco for just over $4K.
Sure, it's smaller, but when I built this space I wired the wall where the projector screen would be for power and with a 4K capable HDMI cable so I would have the option of projection of TV.
Really want to find the right projector but there's always an issue or limitation......
Thanks to all for the feedback.