At that price point get yourself an Epson TW9400, nothing beats it at this price point.I'm thinking of finally upgrading my 10 year old Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector. It's in a dedicated room with no natural light, and it's only inputs are Sky Q Mini and a non-4k Blu-Ray. I've got a budget of £2k to £2.5k. What do people recommend?
nope. only a twin to the model before in the 9200 which was missing the e-shift and later early(but limited) 4k hdmi chip set of 9300Do Panasonic even do a model based on the Epson 9400?
Just to be clear you’re saying a 10+ year old Panasonic is as good as the 9400 for 1080p content?nope. only a twin to the model before in the 9200 which was missing the e-shift and later early(but limited) 4k hdmi chip set of 9300
the pana is actually quite superb for 1080p and id keep using that if thats all ever want. i have seen it in a dedicated ht room and would be surprised if the 9400 really bring much more for 2k SDR. Only reason id suggest to OP to get a 9400 would be if seeking 4k HDR support
Yeah struggling to get my head around that one as someone who already had the 9400 and now the N5. IMO the 9400 is unrivalled in its price bracket and throws a simply superb image.
For 2-2.5k I'd be getting a used JVC.
There's an x5000 on ebay for around £2150 or best offer now.
Condition is "Used". Pick up only. Newest firmware (hdmi issues solved) and HDR curves uploaded (BT2020). The picture is stunning in both SDR and HDR modes. Very bright projector and colours are just amazing.www.ebay.co.uk
Or an X500 for around £800-1200 I thi
yes ... beleive it or not .. but the 9300 i found a marginal if not much to speak off upgrade to the 9200 for 1080p and its understandable.. epson did a smart move.. not unlike jvc adding e-shift and newer hdmi chipset to a machine to take to 4k age incase unaware the 9200 sold right upto 2016 when the 9300 was released.... epson have always made incremental updates with model releases... and yes the 9400 roots goes way... way back all ways back to the ole 9000 series released in 2012 10 years ago.. i actually demoed the models in between and yes 9000 to 9200 was nothing to speak off and 9300 really bring 4k hdr... 1080p wise even an old 9000 is excellent they were excellent 3D machines as well. 9400 was an update to the 9300 and again bringing gains in the 4k uhd stakes...
yes even an old jvc x35 will do better than the epsons... for 1080p that is ... but problem is finding a good example.. personally buying old relics i wouldnt now days go further back than x5000 and even they are hard to find now and getting on....For 2-2.5k I'd be getting a used JVC.