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I can comment on how this compares to HD7100 from the specs... this is brighter, has lower contrast, has the newer chip with newer color processing from TI.
HD7100 has horizontal and vertical lens shift, and an iris, increasing its contract as well as some custom optics. HD7100 has some known issues around signal syncing as well startup.. . there is a whole thread devoted to HD7100 on 3K+ forum.
For your installation on the shelf, vertical lens should come handy... however, if you don't need that, I would buy this as opposed to the HD7100, because the 7100 is 3 yr old technology.
Make sure you go on Optoma Canada site and do the image calculations... what size image a 15' throw distance will yield, as well as the offset from the center of the lens to the edge of the image to make sure that the projector will work for you.