I had a good deal on BenQ W6000 but vendor just canceled saying BenQ isnt shipping them anymore. They still show up on Amazon for ~$150 more but there is a 2-4 week ship time and I'm thinking I may meet the same dead end there.
Looking for a projector under $1,500 street that has good brightness to enable watching with some ambient light. It's going in a currently being built basement theater in which I can get full light control if desired but the back of the theater area is partially open to the rest of the finished basement and I want to be able to watch sports, etc. from other parts of the room with the lights on. Plus I have two young kids and normally leave some low level lighting on during family movie night.
Planning on a 120" diagonal 16:9 screen. Projector lens will be about 14' from the screen (in a soffit) and a few inches above the top of the screen. Currently planning on Seymour CenterStage XD AT screen but could change it (e.g. up the gain) for the right projector.
Don't give a darn about 3D but willing to increase budget for non-3D related improved functionality. Strong preference to stay in the neighborhood of $1,500 but real hard cap at ~$2,500.
Recommendations appreciated. Thanks.