If you only watch movies, how about a B-Stock or used JVC for just a tiny bit more than the Benq w1500?
Though the JVC is lacking in 3D quality, but I mean the JVC will utterly destroy the Benq at black levels.
Though if we are talking 3d for blacks, neither of the Benqs are going to do the best contrast in 3D, DLP link causes a red flash and even though the glasses filter out the red flash, you still lose some contrast in 3D.
RF > IR > DLP Link (if you care about contrast, though IR is annoying cause it messes up remotes)
There really isn't going to be a lot of difference in sub-$2000 DLP's as far as black levels, other than the Mitsubishi hc4000 (non-3d, lacks some focus uniformity), most of the sub-$2000 DLP's are all doing under 1,500:1 native on/off contrast, including the w7000 which only does 1000:1, though it can do 4000:1 dynamic or even more if you set the IRIS more aggressively. The Mitsubishi hc8000 has ok blacks too, but the IRIS is said to be near useless and overly intrusive, so mise well scratch that one as well (plus the focus uniformity isn't as good).
Originally Posted by GPC1
I did this between the w7000 and the w1070 and keep the 1070!
I compared the w1070 against the w7000 and agreed for the most part that the w7000 wasn't worth the difference unless you needed placement flexibility of the w7000. According to most reviewers the w7000 was in a different league of black levels (and those reviewers are wrong), and I own the w7000 so I should know, and I have no reason to diss it's black levels since I own it (but the blacks are pretty mediocre at best).