This JVC RS440U is our top award winner in this price range, but in all fairness, I recommend the Sony VW285ES far more often. For us hard core enthusiasts, the JVC has the edge due to blacks, but for most, the Sony experience is every bit the equal, and native 4K.
Then there’s also that Acer, VL7860. It comes as close as anything to the JVC’s blacks, but doesn’t get there. Again, the Acer has less features, and is “rough around the edges.” But if you are into the less traveled path, it’s got that laser light engine. If you have that engineering sense about you, the Acer probably appeals.
Of all the projectors reviewed at this $5,000 price point and below, JVC’s RS440U/X590 is the one I would put in my theater.