Originally Posted by MichaelG
I have been looking to add a projector to use for movies and sports.
Get the Epson 5010 or Benq w7000...
As far as the brightest best mode, that one goes to the Benq w7000, not the JVC.
Even though the JVC has a bright best mode, my bets are that the JVC lamp loses brightness MUCH faster than the Epson or Benq. Best modes aren't that important for Sports, really they matter almost none at all, because you rarely are even looking at peoples faces, you are just seeing generic helmet colors and jerseys and grass. Faces are where you mostly notice problems in calibration, it is visible in other aspects of the picture as well, but more so on objects once you start getting pretty far off.
Anyhow, the Epson 5010's Dynamic Mode doesn't have much color tint, so it won't matter, and it can do 1500 lumens. The other PJ to look at might be the Benq w7000, but the blacks aren't as good as the Epson. If I were choosing between the Benq and the Epson, I'd be kind of torn either way. I actually prefer DLP over LCD for many things, but for movies with dark scenes in them, the Epson will win. The Benq wins at most other things, and it's still just about as bright.
If you are more concerned with Sports and TV over Movies with dark scenes, the Benq w7000 is the better choice IMHO.