I'm going to be in the market for my first pj in the next 6 months
Other than the Panny, there aren't all that many projectors in this price range that offer lens memory.
CEDIA is just a month or so away - and you're not ready to buy right now in any case - so let's see what companies like Epson release first.
They (or any other exhibitors at the event) might have something that fits your needs.
Then take it from there
BenQ HT2050 Projector; Kodi (on Ubuntu, OpenELEC & S802) via Sony STR-DH540 AVR with Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS SE 5.1 Audio + Jamo 210 Sub. Emby for Mobile Streaming.
Helpful post? Click the 'Like' button!