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I checked out the Epson website and Visual Apex and saw the new models. Here is what we have: Epson 725HD, 730HD, and the Epson 2030. The 725HD and the 730HD are upgrades from the 710HD. They both have 12,000:1 contrast ratios. The only difference I can see between the two is that the 730HD has 3000 lumens vs. 2800 lumens on the 725HD. I don't think an extra 200 lumens is worth an extra $100 personally. Both are 720p, 2D only and are $549 and $649.


The 2030 is a new 1080p model. It is a portable 1080p model kind of like the 710HD (as opposed to the giant Epson 8350/8345) and has audio out, no lens shift, but has 3D. It says is has a 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Starts at $999.


All this info is available at VA or Epson's websites, but I didn't see anything posted on them yet. I though I would mention them. It looks like VA is shipping the 720p right now and the 2030 is shipping starting September 3.
 

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Are those contrast ratios accurate? I thought it could have been an error as that is a huge leap in contrast... I'm looking to buy an LCD projector now, since I can notice Rainbow Effect on my DLP Benq w770st I just bought. I was comparing the 710 to 725 and 735. And the only difference between the 725 and 730is 200 lumens, right? Would you recommend the 725HD as a suitable replacement for the Benq model (sans 3D, which is too bad, but it's better than the RBE) The Benq is 1280 x 720 (Epson has 800 which is a plus) and has 2500 lumens. As well as a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and 1 something billion colors...
 

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I did find one other difference. Besides the 200 extra lumens, it looks like the 730hd has 2 years of warranty vs 1 with the 725hd. Not worth another hundred bucks if you ask me. I would go with the 725. I'd be interested to see how the 12,000:1 contrast ratio looks. I use to have the 710hd with 3000:1. It looked pretty washed out.
 

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You may want to hold off a little bit until some more info is released on the new Epsons. Im not sure what Art is talking about, or what price range these "new" models will be in, but might be something worth dropping a few extra dollars on. I guess we'll find out tonight.


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The new projectors are:


Pro Cinema G6900WU (6000 lumens), the G6550WU (5200 lumens), and the 4855WU (4000 lumens).


the Pro Cinema 6030UB (600,000:1 contrast, 2400 lumens, under $4000) and the Pro Cinema 4030 (120,000:1 contrast, 2000 lumens, under $3000).


the Home Cinema 5030UB (600,000:1, 2400 lumens, under $3000) and the 5030Ube (a wireless version for a bit more).


This info from:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_news.cfm?2013-09-20-Epson-to-Unveil-New-Home-Theater-Line-Next-Week&entry_id=645


Robert
 
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