In that case, while most of the w1070's picture qualities are so good they can't be visibly beaten at any price (useable brightness, clarity and color-accuracy all have hard limits and the Benq gets impressively close to their end)..there's still contrast. The w1070 has the best contrast you'll find under $2000-2500, BUT beyond that barrier waits treasures like the jack-of-all-trades Sony hw40 (around $2000-2500), the slightly less accurate but darker dynamic blacks Epson 5030ub, and the absolute juggernaut of contrast/black-levels known largely as "whichever JVC you can afford" which tends to be around $3500+.
Keep in mind that in order to make good use if their improved contrast you'll need to have the room both dark AND light-controlled in the form of dark, flat-painted (or fabric-covered) walls/ceiling and a dark, non-reflective floor or dark area-rug near the screenwall.
If you can really dedicate the room to that extent, you might be better served sticking to the w1070 as much of the improvement beyond it would be wasted.
That said, darkening out a room isn't as hard as it may sound and it doesn't have to look ugly either. A basement room sounds like a good project.
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Last edited by Ftoast; 09-01-2014 at 02:03 PM.