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I have $5000 burning a hole in my pocket and can't decide on what to buy. Dedicated home theater room with 100% controlled light. Used on a 90in wide at screen.

Some options I see,

Runco ls-3
Jvc rs15 maybe I can find rs25 under 5k
Optoma hd8200 or 8600 if under 5k

Not sure if Epson 8500ub or panny ae4000 compare with the projectors above. If so, I could save quite a bit.

Anyone have any others, or a favorite in this list.
 

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The Panasonic is getting rave reviews and I think for the money would be tough to beat that said the Runco would also be an option but why spend the extra money if you dont have to. For a 90" screen the Panasonic AE4000 would be plenty of projector.
 

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Runco IMO is overpriced new, they just dont deliever dollar for dollar performance worthy of its price. I like the Panasonic aswell and Epson 8500UB. I would add if your surround isnt all as good as possible save some cash on one of these 2 models and spend some on the sound side unless your happy as is.
New upgraded sub, reciever..premium bluRay perhaps??????
 

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Agree with the others for the price that Panasonic costs it really can compete with higher priced models, I have the PT-AE3000 and it gives a stunning picture for the money and if the 4000 improves on that then save that extra money and spend it on something else :bigsmile:
 

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I'll bet you could find a new rs25 or LS-5 real close to $5k or a rs15 in the mid to low 3's. But I agree, if the rest of your components are not up to a $5k projector the $2k panny throws a nice image and spend the remainder upgrading your other weak links. I bought my RS10 a year ago and have been fortunate to have demo'd the panny, epson and planar in my theater after I had the rs10. In some ways there are big differences between them all and in others not as much as you would think. I definately prefer lcos and this level dlp over current lcd though - but lcd is catching up. Good luck!
 

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From the demo's I have seen, the JVC's are amazing. They were on my want list for awhile, but the price was just out of my range.

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Since you will have a light controlled dedicated theater, you are in a position to see and appreciate the improved picture quality that the JVCs offer over the Panasonics and Epsons. In my white multipurpose room there would be little difference among them.
 

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The JVC's are my choice in that price range. I saw the rs-10 demo at a local store and it is fantastic...:T
 

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Hello,

In my opinion JVC is the way to go. You can find a RS20 model, that is better than RS15 for about US$5000.00. Or, if you can find a RS25, it will be great too.
 

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I have $5000 burning a hole in my pocket and can't decide on what to buy. Dedicated home theater room with 100% controlled light. Used on a 90in wide at screen.

Some options I see,

Runco ls-3
Jvc rs15 maybe I can find rs25 under 5k
Optoma hd8200 or 8600 if under 5k

Not sure if Epson 8500ub or panny ae4000 compare with the projectors above. If so, I could save quite a bit.

Anyone have any others, or a favorite in this list.
Did you ever pull the trigger???? Here is the rs15 for a decent price....http://www.supsale.com/clickLog.aspx?pid=751062433&modified=False&c=4796253&url=http://winbuyer.pgpartner.com/rd.php?pg=~~10&r=4001&z=94105&m=751062433&mt=~~~~~~~winbuyer_4796253~y~~~~&q=n&dl=1&source=xmlapi&search_id=19749f774ed3454ac5985ded4597a369&set=1277385993&k=641935b6053a3787aa15bd959565a25c
 

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I have tried the Epson6500UB and the JVCRS10.... from those two I can tell you the JVC is quite a bit better...the native contrast is striking in most scenes when you compare the 2....
 

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JVC unless you need to buy a screen too on that budget. You don't want a great PJ on shabby screen.

Of course If it were my 5000 I'd get a panny 4000 and spend the rest on other parts of my system, but I'm not a big believer of spending big on PJs since they always improve so much.
 

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a jvc rs -20 for sure,jvc have great quality hard to beat projector.I presently am a proud owner of a Viewsonic pro8100,it is my first projector and I didn't want to pay for big bucks to begin
 

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This thread was started way back in Feb I think.

Did he get a projector and if so, which one?

I think the Panasonic or JVC would be great projectors. I have the JVC RS2 and love it.
 
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