This is my third projector from ProjectorPoint. Back in 2004 it was 1024x768 for ~£1500, 2007 1280x720 for ~£600 and now "nearly 4K" at ~£2000. This new projector replaces a 13 year old SANYO - working fine except filter fade means the dreaded "yellow spot" has recently appeared. Having ... View more
This is my third projector from ProjectorPoint. Back in 2004 it was 1024x768 for ~£1500, 2007 1280x720 for ~£600 and now "nearly 4K" at ~£2000. This new projector replaces a 13 year old SANYO - working fine except filter fade means the dreaded "yellow spot" has recently appeared. Having researched 4K/HD and viewing distances - going for a true 4K projector (3840 × 2160 or better) wouldn't make any conciously discernable difference for me - I'd have to sit way closer to the screen than gives an appropriate angle of view, my vison is not 20-20 and so native 1920 x 1080 with clever 4K-enhancement jiggery-pokery should do fine. I did my research (PP site helped with comparisons and calculations) and selected EH-TW9400 as a replacement but needed confirmation on a couple of technical points. Called and these were answered directly and I was reassured that the 9400 was an appropriate upgrade for someone happy with "that model of Sanyo", quote received and order placed late afternoon - projector arrived mid-morning the NEXT day. I don't yet have any 4K disks, so I ran a test (Avatar streamed from Disney+) - WOW - really, very, very impressive - razor sharp image (possibly TOO sharp for the material - showing up how much things have progressed with computer animation since 2009). When I project onto a 2 metre width screen and am sitting 2.5 metres away - I can't see any pixels at all (my vision is not perfect but I was very aware of pixellation on my 720P projector). Lovely colours and black blacks, though I have yet to confirm what an HDR source looks like on this projector. There is some motor noise when switching between images with very different brightness (mostly when browsing in prime/netflix/iplayer etc.), would not be heard over a typical movie sound-track I watch in a dark room - I was worried projector would be too bright - but selecting "cinema" mode sorts this. Fan noise - most of the time it is quiet - I have heard the fan switch to "full power" once, at the end of a long movie in a room at ca. 22oC - noticably loud (normally I use 7.1 headphones and I don't hear any noise at all) - it might bother you if your movie is really quiet and you sit next to the projector and a combination of lamp brightness and room temperature triggers full fan power. It is a bit of a whopper - I feel I have gone from a Labrador to a Newfoundland - certainly the first thing you notice on entering the-movie-room.