Question Upgrading to 4k...possibly laser?

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    1. bighairybloke

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      Upgrading to 4k
      Looking at upgrading to 4k from my epson 9000 which just failed. I plan on using my nvidia shield to stream 4K and HD mkv files from my plex server pc. Also have an oppo 95 bd player and Humax i use...oh, and a dune solo for 3d isos.

      What should I go for? I have up 7k I can blow, but would prefer cheaper obvs....lol!

      Cheers

      Steve
       
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      Within your budget you have a couple of Laser options. technically neither are native 4K PJ's, but both can play 4K footage to an exceptional standard.

      These are the Optoma UHZ65 and the Epson EH-LS10500, after these two you will have to blow the budget, but you could look towards the Sony VPL-VW760ES which as far as I can tell is the cheapest native 4K projector on the market.
       
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      Isn't the Sony VPL-VW360ES the cheapest 4k PJ. Only a £1 below budget.
       
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      The 260 is the cheapest true 4k projector, the 760 is the 'cheapest' true 4k laser projector though is £8k over budget.

      All things being equal, there's far more important things than whether it's 4k, or faux-k and indeed whether it's laser or not.

      The starting point for any recommendation should really about the room conditions the projector will be used in. For most, a batcave takes you to JVC, for typical living room the projector/screen combination is more important.
       
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      We're pretty close to the next tech round what with CEDIA in September. Its a bad time to upgrade.
       
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      The title say's Laser, hence my quote :)
       
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      Hi Steve

      the only contender is the Epson LS10500 imo and at its new price point is another no brainer from Epson

      Allan
       
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      New price point? Still showing as £6k everywhere I’ve looked.
       
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      ring me and i promise you if your serious you’ll buy one
       
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      I’ve got the model before the 10500, the LS10000 (from Allan) and it produces a beautiful image. Best projected image I’ve seen yet. The colours are superb and there is zero flicker with the laser light source.

      I imagine the 10500 can only be better with its HDR compatibility.
       
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      Went for the 260 Sony in the end:) its a pretty big improvement already, and it’s not been calibrated yet. Need to find someone local to me in France to do it, or someone on their hols fancies a busman’s holiday lol
       
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      You shouldn’t tempt a main that can’t resist a bargain o_O.

      Honestly I’m thinking about selling on my TV and just getting something cheap for TV and gaming. Great as the OLED image is with far higher contrast levels and perfect blacks, 65” just doesn’t have the same impact as a projector and I’m watching all my movies on the latter.

      I’ve got a couple of other things on my to buy list but who knows for the right price in a couple of months when it cools down, too hot to use anything right now!
       
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      you need to see the LS10500's owners thread ;)
       
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      I'm very happy indeed with my Optoma UHZ65. It's lush!
       
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      I went for the Sony 260es in the end, it’s an amazing step up! I will wait another 6years till my next upgrade....8k maybe(lol) but certainly laser maybe be affordable then, or superseded by another technology.
       
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      I stretched to Vw760, picture so good sometimes I find myself just staring. Plus thought I don’t need to worry about decline in brightness or bulb wear turns it to everyday use!
      Kevin
       

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