Originally Posted by conehead433
The W6000 has 500 more lumens. I can't attest to the picture quality of either. I could use the W6000 for a 2.4 :1 screen in my HT room, but according to Projector Central's calculator the W7000 wouldn't be bright enough. Consider that it's even dimmer in 3D and the bulb is going to dim with age, so looks like the W6000 is the winner, at least in my case.
No, that's wrong. The reviews at PC and PR both show it to be as bright or brighter than the W6000 (I'd have to read them again, but I think both actually show the W7000 to be brighter in "best" mode). Whether there's any advantage other than 3D with the W7000 is a little less clear.
From what I've read in the reviews, my guess is that if you don't want 3D, then it won't be worth almost 2x the money for the W7000.