Originally Posted by petesamprs
On further thought, does the vertical lens shift on the W1500 even help me? Based on the description on BenQ's website (http://www.benq.us/product/projector/w1500/
), it looks like the lens shift only works in one direction. If it were ceiling mounted, that would mean it allows you to shift the picture further DOWN if necessary, when I need to be able to shift it up (closer to the ceiling). Am I correctly understanding how it works?
I still think the JVC fits you best, so I'll rinse and repeat one final time...
Keep in mind that a JVC RS-45 B-Stock comes with the original 2 Year JVC warranty, and is going for under $1800 on Ebay at the JVC PRO-STORE, and this projector is in a completely different class than a Benq w1500 (though 3D isn't good on the JVC's, everything else other than gaming LAG --- JVC will beat it). If you can buy it with an AMEX card (or some other cards), you can make it have a 3-year warranty, and you can NOW get original JVC replacement lamps for only $260.
For the type of use you are describing, I think the JVC B-Stock is the FAR better choice, even though you do pay a bit more. Keep in mind the B-Stock JVC projectors are usually not exactly the same as what some MFR's call refurbs.
The JVC has a real-world contrast ratio over 30,000:1, while the w1500's real contrast ratio is likely around 2000:1, that's a 1,500% increase in contrast ratio for JVC (real-world not MFR lies).
It also has MOTORIZED everything, focus, lens, lens memory, you name it.
It also has 3x more lens shift than the w1500 or w1070 and is much easier to setup. It doesn't sound like you are overly focused on gaming or 3D, and in that case the JVC will easily be worth the extra $1000 if you can manage it.