Video Projectors

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  1. NekoAudio

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    You also need to be careful that the projector you purchase supports the display bandwidth you will need. For example, the Epson 5040UB only goes up to 13Gbps, and 18Gbps is required for Ultra HD with some devices or content (e.g. Xbox One S games or streaming video, high-frame-rate, high bit-depth). Almost all TVs do 18Gbps so you rarely need to think about it, but the same can't be said for projectors.

    I had both the Epson 5040UB and now use the JVC DLA-RS500 and independent of the specifications, the picture quality of the JVC is better. Just a comment to reinforce the fact you won't be able to tell everything about picture quality from specifications alone. (I also really appreciate that the JVC comes with auto-calibration software, although you need to read up on it a lot in forums to use it correctly.) I also have an LG OLED55E6P which is arguably one of the best 2016 models, and the JVC also provides superior picture quality in my opinion.

    I do think true-4K is an improvement over faux-4K, but faux-4K is itself a major improvement over 1080p. High-frame rate is also super awesome (say goodbye to judder during panning scenes).

    Another thing to keep in mind is that this year's TVs is the first time there seems to be major support for the other "HDR" formats, like Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+, etc. I don't know of any projectors that are supporting all of these other standards though, or in what time frame they might.

    If this is your first time getting into Ultra HD, you may also want to do some homework on your source. There are lots of different quirks with the different sources, like the Xbox One S/X, Playstation 4 Pro, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, Roku, Google Cast, OPPO / Samsung / Panasonic players, etc. They don't all provide the same quality of video or playback, and sometimes different firmware versions will affect playback. Your choice of streaming service may not be supported on some of them, or have their own behavior quirks. If you don't have an Ultra HD-compatible receiver/processor you may care about having a separate HDMI or optical output for audio-only.
     
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    Well I just came across this section of the forums... I too have been using a projector BenQ 2150ST projected to a 125 inch motorized screen.. I personally love it. Not going to lie though, it took a ton of effort and time to get everything aligned and setup right. [​IMG]

    Overall the cost was under 1500 which I consider a steal. BTW that screen is acoustically transparent (at least it is supposed to be) and I don't really notice any issues from the SQ when using it.
     
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