Originally Posted by broadwayblue
I'm trying to make sure I have this straight...If I want a 110" diagonal image I need to have have a throw distance between 109.6" and 142.5", correct? Seems like a relatively small zoom range compared to my current and previous projectors. My current Panny can throw a 100" image from 10'-20'. The W1500 appears to be limited to 100-130 INCHES!
Or am I misreading the chart?
Yes, I believe you missed something.
Click over to the BenQ site and futz with their Projector Calculator. I did this (specifying the W1500), clicked in "110 inches diagonal" and got a Throw Range of 103" (min) to 164" (max). You have to reset the diagonal size to 110" when you drag the Throw slider from 1.0 to 1.6.
This flexibility in throw distance is important to me as I have two alternating placement setups for summer and winter. The W1070 can almost handle it, but the W1500 does it no problem.
Call me silly, but I love the SOE on my mom's LG LCD. Makes Bogart look like he's on the eleven o'clock news instead of being dead for fifty years. So I'd like to have FI, which puts me with either the Acer 9500 or this BenQ W1500.