Originally Posted by Craig Peer
Where did you get this ? I've got a Sony VW600 and a 3 chip DLP about as close as they can get to my 128" diagonal screen ( 14' throw ) - there is no loss of detail. What you don't want to do is use the extreme end of the lens - either end of the zoom range. I'm a little ways from maximum zoom.
Well I have never seen a projector with a perfect zoom yet.
The effects may not be visible with regular content, but focus or sharpness test patterns do reveal distortion.
But these short throw projectors do get better every year.. due to improved optics.
The W1500 apparently has lots of light , includes ISFccc controls, and calibrates well.
But the W1500 reportedly loses 500 lumens from min to max zoom, but only 11% at mid zoom.
I also prefer mid zoom on all projectors, unless their performance demonstrates differently.
Also, in case the screen size changes in the future, you won't have to move the projector.
With a PPI of 16.5, viewed at 13', I know I would be picking my throw distance very carefully.