lack of RGBRGB Color Wheel or not, Optoma is making an affordable projector that will get a lot of people to go the projector route. I think most people will not care if this year's model excludes VGA/Component, especially when it is mostly a HT/Gaming Application. All last-gen + current-gen consoles are HDMI, and a lot of receivers upconvert analog sources to HDMI now as well. Its worth noting that in this years HD26/HD141X , Optoma has included a dedicated gaming mode which will reduce as much postprocessing and input lag as much as possible. To me, Optoma remains the top budget choice for gamers. The BenQ has better placement options, better colors, at the expense of being slightly more expensive, Louder Fan, and more input lag than the Optoma. They should have done a lot better with the HT1075. I hope competition and supply&demand brings down the price of the BenQ to the $700 pricepoint
Comparing pricepoints right now, the HT1075 (w1070+) is $400+ more expensive. HD141X is $599 on Amazon right now , pretty tempting. That is almost $100 less than what I paid for the HD131XE last year. I just crossed 5000 hours on my HD131XE Bulb and am considering just selling it, and buying the HD141X/HD26 for that Gaming Mode option. My mix is about 60% games / 40% movies (Streaming and High bitrate MKVs)
Last edited by Miwo; 09-09-2014 at 12:39 PM.