Morning all. Projector failed a few months ago - one I bought in around 2007 at same time as house build but not used for first ten years until we got a dedicated cinema room a couple of years ago. I have really enjoyed having a big image, despite the projector i have no doubt being a bit out of date and nowhere near the current “best”.
For reference purposes I have full Naim n-system speakers (had an nVi but that died a couple of years ago so bought an Arcam amp (AV390 I think it is) and DVD player. Have a couple of B&W speakers in the ceiling for atmos purposes. There is a projector shelf at the opposite side of the room with a couple of HDMI cables to it from the screen side so no need to look at a short throw projector. The room is roughly 12-13 feet across, so a decent size
Am going to get a fixed screen on the wall at the same time as a new projector - don’t need to keep the bit of the wall free for other things and want to make best of the projector that I can. Getting at the same time means I can get the ideal size
My wife would prefer a TV but I went to Currys before lockdown and looked round the various enormous TVs and none of them made me think I wanted one rather than a projector - even the somewhat old one before it broke. I think having a projector just makes it a bit more of an occasion, somehow
But which projector? I think the absolute maximum I could spend on one is £2,500 (plus screen). I had originally been thinking of less (around £1,500) but after some trawling of reviews in various places (which stated this one approaches the level of projectors much more expensive) this one is a possibility and probably the ceiling for cost at £2,499 Optoma UHD65
I don’t really trust magazine reviews that much but What Hifi? do seem to rate the UHD65 highly at its price point
4k capability is good (and it seems a bit daft not to get a projector with this as I hope to be using for a good few years yet), not interested in 3D
Any tips as to how to choose a projector? I don’t know anybody locally with a projector or cinema room to get advice from so would appreciate any pointers anyone can provide