Here is the quote for your first question: "6000 lumens announced by the manufacturer and a lifetime of the light source maintenance 20,000 hours". With the power consumption at 820W, this projector is definitely no for me.
I have the W7000 paired with the Panamorph DC1 A-lens on a 120" 2.34:1 BDIII screen. The W7000 can only does the horizontal stretch but not vertically on 3D movies which is disappointing. However, the IQ is outstanding and my family loves it.
That is not entirely true. There are some pros & cons on both.First let’s talk about lens memories:The pros:- The neat feature for all you have to do is zoom your image out far enough until the black bars fall above and below your screen's viewable surface area (aka into the black surrounds).- Cheap way to get rid of those black bars above and below the screen.The cons:- You lose around 30-35% of light going from 1.78 to 2.35. This might mean you will have to run on high...
I think it is just a waste of money to invest in the 4K devices since there have been "ZERO" 4K contents to support this new format. It might take at least 5-10 years to just reach 1% of the market share if we are lucky enough. Also, don't count on the OTA stations to jump in since they are still using "480P" for their sub channels.
Yeah, the DC-1 A-lens is rather expensive. However, I got it brand new when it was on sale (with a 33% of the discount price) for the fixed model since I wanted it to be permanently mounted. I know it sounds silly but I have it paired with the W7000 projector (I am anxiously waiting for the 4K contents to mature before getting a 4K/8K projector in the future). Trust me, this combo setup is a dream comes true for me. Here are some of the pics.
I don't know why you would prefer spending the extra $$$ for a native 2.35 anamorphic projector. You don't keep the projector for more then 5+ years. If I were you, I would invested in getting a high quality Anamorphic lens which you can keep for ever such as the DC-1 in my HT setup.