Archibald1,And that, my friend is why you have made yourself a great choice!
It is nice to be able to fall into that 'do you know what, I am satisfied and happy with this projector' seat and watch some movies and just, you know, damn well enjoy it!
I am definitely one of the guys on here that love my final choice for projectors.
It's so far ahead of the Runco VX11d I had and I thought as others it was great.
I was actually PARANOID about the choice of the next replacement for the Runco.
Luckily, I am retired and have been since 2008 so I can spend as much time as I want to doing extensive research on anything I'm considering.
In my case I wanted to spend 1-time and be done for years & years.
That being said ^^^ is why I looked into the Sony ES5000 & the JVC RS4500 Laser Projectors.
I/we finally decided the difference in initial cost between the two units was like $20K Plus US monies.
Since in my case I have what some members consider a small screen at 123" 16x9 the RS4500 would have no issue with BRIGHTNESS.
Especially since I made the decision to have Chad B set mine up on Mid-Laser for all viewing then automatically switch to High-Laser for HDR, 4K Ultra HDR.
Also, Chad set mine up per my request for a Bright picture especially with the HDR, 4K Ultra HDR.
I used the difference between the two laser projectors for all the other changes/up-dates in the H/T.
Just made sense to us ............
Since I don't fall into either the JVC or Sony Good-Old-Boys Cliques.
And if I had more available CASH on hand I would have went with the Sony ES5000 for the additional brightness for a prolonged period of time.
Lastly, for what I actually paid for the RS4500 and the years I hope it will continue to perform I'll just go to the next Newer Laser Projector.
And believe me when I say the following I'm not belittling any member on here just simply saying how I am.
I do totally enjoy my H/T on a daily basis and that's why it already has Plus 1,300 hours in only 4 1/2 months or so.
What I'm not remotely into is constantly Nit-Picking the image every-time I power up the system.
In my case I simply turn on the system, pick out what I'm watching 1st, sit my old butt down, and ENJOY it from the very 1st second the picture comes on.
I cannot actually relate to what I read on this site everyday about the constant, never-ending, Nit-Picking for these higher-end Laser projectors and the other Newly released projectors.
It sometimes seems to me some members ENJOY the CONSTANT Nit-Picking rather than just turning their H/T systems and enjoying them.
Home Theater is in my case as a retired guy a major part of my life along with the performance car thing.