I have had this projector for a few months now and have really been enjoying the brightness in my living room. This projector excels in rooms where there is ambient light, even without an ALR/CLR screen. I am currently using it projecting onto a 135” grey screen and I have found the image more than acceptable.
The biggest selling points for me were:
1) Best in Class 0.16 throw ratio, allowing the projector to be right up against the wall - even with a very large image
2) Best in Class lag time of 17 msecs - very important for gaming responsiveness
3) Price - ranges from $3500-$3000 if you can find it on sale
4) Name brand - Epson supports its customers (see below)
My biggest issue with the projector is that it has an issue where it randomly turns itself on from stand- by. This is due to a conflict between the Wi-Fi controller and Android and Epson is working on a fix. When I contacted Epson about the issue, they provided me a free Android dongle as a work around which had the added benefit of Netflix support. I just turned off the Wi-Fi and no more issues with random starts.
Are there projectors with better contrast and darker blacks? Sure, but in a room with a window, you can’t take advantage of that except at night. All in all, I highly recommend both the projector and Epson. It is especially good for rooms where the projection surface is a wall. See the pictures below for an idea of the image quality.
The first 2 pictures below show the image quality onto a 135” grey screen with a 1.0 gain. The last 3 images show the image quality projected onto a white wall.
The last 3 show the ambient light level, and the projected image at the Epson’s lowest and highest output - projected onto a very wavy wall painted matte white.