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I'm curious about this projector. I can't find much info about it, aside from specs on Best Buy's website. The different specs from the 5080 could easily be just tweaked numbers to make it appear better, and it's ultimately the same unit. Or maybe a feature here or there is different, or the 5082s are hand picked best units of 5080s. There is also an H1082 showing up at a $300 premium over the H1080, so I think this is just BB/Magnolia getting a markup.
At any rate, one thing in the published specs looks clearly off, but is intriguing, and that is the lens shift. Here's what I've seen quoted in a few places: "H- -40%+120%/ V - +/- 10%". First, it appears to have the H and V backwards, it makes no sense to have asymmetrical H and only 10% V. But assuming that's actually -40% +120% V, the asymmetrical number looks very appealing. It would make sense that you would want more range above the lens (below for ceiling mount). I've had some trouble mounting a BenQ W6000 and having it hit 13" below lens center, so that is intriguing to me.
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