JVC DLA-X35

Best for Film-Like Color and Nuance

While not as bright as the Epson 5020, the DLA-X35 justifies its price difference with one of the best contrast ratios of any display on the market (including plasma and LED LCD TVs). This means vibrant, punchy, lifelike images so clear that you'll think you're looking out a window at the real world. If you want the best image possible without going broke, this is the one. [$3,500; jvc.com]