I am about to pull the trigger on the w1080st or the w1070 and I had a few questions for you guys who own the w1080st. By the way, this seems to be the "official" thread for the w1080st, as the other ones are pretty silent.
A quick little back story. Today I returned a Optoma GT750 projector to Best Buy that I have had for about 3 weeks. It was a nice projector, but the 720p image was killing me (had it at 140 inches sitting about 10-11 feet away) and I was having some discoloration issues and uneven focus issues that I couldn't resolve. Instead of just getting a replacement I decided to try to find a 1080p short throw projector that was around the same price.
Please note that I originally got the GT750 because I am a gamer and I loved how it had very low to zero input lag and also did native 120Hz 2D gaming for smooth sexy motion. I do both PC and console gaming and input lag is somewhat of a big deal to me. My GT750 was to be used for about 60% gaming and 40% Movies/TV and my next projector will be the same. Also 3D is not a big deal to me, it's just extra fluff to an already cool piece of hardware.Anyhow here are my questions about the w1080st:1)
Can you hook up a PC to the w1080st via HDMI? I saw the PC Mag review earlier today and also saw it mentioned in this thread where the reviewer could not get his PC to work on the w1080st via HDMI and had to use VGA, yet HDMI did work on the w1070. Is this true or just a bad review? If I have to use VGA then I don't want the w1080st for sure!2)
If you can hook a PC up to the w1080st via HDMI, can it do 2D gaming in 120Hz? I don't care about 3D, I am referring to 2D. Also if so, can it do 2D gaming in 120Hz in 1080p? Or does it have to be in 720p to do 120Hz 2D gaming?3)
Is the picture quality of the w1080st the same as the w1070? I would think because short throw was put in, then there has to be some sort of disadvantage to the w1080st compared to the w1070.4)
Are there serious uneven brightness and uneven focus problems with the w1080st? I had uneven focus on the GT750 and it was one of the main reasons I returned it. I saw some people saying that if you don't use zoom then the focus is fine throughout the whole screen.5)
Now about input lag. I have heard this has about 20-35ms of input lag. Do any of you do any FPS gaming with a mouse and keyboard? If so, have you noticed that weird "floaty" feeling when you have input lag?
Thanks in advance!