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Viewsonic makes some nice projectors but sometimes releases them with buggy firmware, so we're going to have to wait and see how they do this time on this release. I own a JVC RS-45 and a Viewsonic Pro8200 DLP. Viewsonic has lackluster customer service and it needs improved on the warranty process, but other than that they are good.
My biggest concern would be the black levels as Viewsonic has always struggled in that realm.
I like my Viewsonic for some things, but I am not sure if I would buy a Viewsonic in the higher price ranges (maybe!).
LED at this bright would be nice.
If the lens is just as good as the Pro8200 (btw shape and size looks similar), I would say you have nothing to worry about with sharpness uniformity and center-point sharpness either. Viewsonic DLP's are quite sharp, very close to a Mitsubishi hc4000 and only a single step behind a Benq w1200/w6000/w7000. The Mits hc4000 is actually a tiny bit sharper than my Viewsonic at the most focused point, but barely and the Viewsonic has better focus uniformity than the Mits, so it pretty much evens it out. Lens is definitely not an issue even on my cheap Viewsonic, best lens and sharpness easily goes to my Viewsonic in its price range until you get to $1000+ and even then only a couple projectors are sharper. I owned a Mits hc4000 as well and many other projectors, so I know what sharp looks like.