Konrado, are you paying attention? These models are within the OP's price range, and you must have missed my post a few back:
The Sanyo & Mitsu have poor black levels, the price can't be an excuse for that. You have to decide whether 1080p is more important than that to you...
On the Sanyo it was argued: "Compared to previous generation
projectors, the black levels are very good."
I sure would hope so.
I'll say it again: the Epson 1080UB, Sony VW40, and BenQ W5000 all have "better than poor" blacks, AND lens shift in the LESS THAN $3K price range (OP's price range).
If the OP wanted <$2K he would have said so; he didn't, so we must assume he wants best performance under $3K. The Sanyo does NOT have better blacks or contrast than the three I mention in the OP's price range.
For the record, my recommendation is still to use that $1K budget for the screen, and spring for a used/refurb'd/new RS1 or VW60 if it's managable- to cure "upgraditis" as RobZ mentioned... If not, any of the above three mentioned are leaders in the under $3K range. I would save the Mitsu & Sanyo as a last resort if your budget is truly limited to $2Kish.