The VPL-VW285ES is now 3 years old. The price seems a little high. The question is will you be playing any 4k 60fps sources? If you play mostly movies and watch sports the 285 will work for you.My friend is selling his open box Sony VPL-VW285ES for $3000K because he got the JVC model and could not return it for the full refund. Is it a good price? Are the owners here wish they got Sony VPL-VW295ES with 18Gps HDMI or there is no need most of the time? Currently I have the Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector which must be replaced. I mainly use it as a computer HTPC monitor and love how Sony displays data signal and text. I also use it with Direct TV for sports and not going to buy a disc player. Will the 10.2Gbps HDMI be enough for the signals from my sources?
One other thing is that you must changes sources for SD and HD especially HDR which can be a pain. With the JVC's this is automatic.