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I would personally opt for the HD131x from Optoma or the BenQ W1070 before considering anything from Viewsonic. My experience with Viewsonic from various reports (2nd hand) and installations (first hand) is that their build quality is just terrible. This leads me to not recommend them. Much like LG TVs, I'm sure the image looks reasonably good, despite some test reports of poor image uniformity and a bit of noise from the fan, the projector looks good and seems solid for the price. But, I want a projector to last and I don't want to have to deal with warranties or maintenance. But, with a 3-year warranty, I would expect that Viewsonic is trying to combat their poor quality issues. I just don't believe that the projector will last one day longer than those three years, and may be in for service at least once during those three years.
The W1070 does have a bit less offset, which isn't a big deal for most.
The W1070 has a 6x color wheel (RGBRGB) which is perhaps one of my biggest reasons for liking it over other models such as the 2x color wheel of the Viewsonic.
No, clearly I'm not a fan, but I don't have to live with it.
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