Originally Posted by blackrain
Can someone help me fill in the information correctly into this calculator based on my post above?http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/
Obviously, I have filled in the model number and the throw distance (18'1").
But I don't know what to indicate in the "mount pole lenght", ceiling height, etc??
The blue fields are read-only and auto-calculated.
All you need to do is enter your Ceiling Height on the top right where it says "enter ceiling height". Then enter screen distance from floor (this is how high you wish to mount your screen above the floor, 24" is about average which is the default). Ceiling Height is the height of your ceiling in your room. Minimum Ceiling Height is auto-calculated and is just telling you the minimum height you need for the screen size you picked.
Once you get that entered, simply play around with the screen size and gains and stuff to find the best match for you.@Benq w6000 vs. Mits hc4000
There are advantages/disadvantages to each one. The Benq has the darker blacks, but it gets there with HEAVY IRIS action, so if you are adverse to IRIS movement, then you may like the Mits better. Although you can simply turn the IRIS on the Benq off if you prefer. The Benq does have a good IRIS from what I hear. The Mits is quieter, and the Mits lamps last longer. The Mits has Dark Chip 3, the Benq has Dark Chip 2. Still the Benq gets much darker blacks from the IRIS, but the Mits gets 1/4 there and needs no IRIS.
I think the Benq is a nice projector especially at this price range, and if you need lens shift I would not hesitate for a minute to buy the Benq w6000 over the Mits hc4000. For most people and overall, I think the Benq is the better projector.
The Benq is sharper and has the better lens, although at these levels of sharpness, it won't really matter much, it will for some gaming and HTPC usage. Both projectors are ridiculously sharp. The Benq is noisier and brighter, so it will work better in larger rooms or with bigger screens. You should not have any issues finding a bulb for a Benq w6000, the projector has sold so many units that you should be able to get bulbs for it for the next 5+ to 10+ years. You might consider an after-market warranty as well, but at the going rate of the Benq's current pricing, I almost think you don't need a warranty, but this up to you.