Originally Posted by shanemcr
My H77, which I picked up for about $3K a couple years ago, works great on my 7' ceiling. I was hoping to go 1080p with the H80, but I'll have to wait for lens shift. Even if I had the room there's no way I'd put it on a table. Above and behind is the only place the projectors should be!
Yes, you were able to pick up the H77 for $3k... however, you must remember how far into the product cycle the H77 was by the time you could do that. By the time the H77 was $3k the H-79 had been out for over a year and the H78dc3 was also out.
When the H77 was a "new" projector it was closer to $7k not $3k (at least MSRP, Tom could remind us exactly what it was).
Wait another 18 months and you can probably buy a "new" Sony Pearl for $3k, which will have lens shift and be 1080P.
My only "point" was that to date we have only seen lens shift on the more expensive DLP units and unless there is a change in the DLP light engine that makes it less expensive to add lens shift it does not seem to be showing up on the projectors that many of us would consider "affordable." Not that I would not like to have it... man it would make installation so much easier :-)