Originally Posted by ET34
We have the W1700 today, but due to the light border, the noise, the high lag when shifting sources/resolution and the not-so-good performance on a 110" screen in slightly lit conditions, I've been considering to upgrade to the 850 when that gets released. However I now understand that a 850 unit needs to be moved in front of the seating area for us as well, and that is not ideal...
Is benq coming with a similar model to the 850 that will fit a larger room / longer throw?
What is the range/distance that the projector can be placed at?
Benq does make a projector with a longer throw, is quiet, less light border, it's called the W5700/HT5550.
All 4K DLP XPR's have this amount of lag, more or less.
Projectors with lower lag, 4K (ish), longer throw range, silent (in Eco and maybe Medium lamp), much brighter are the Epson TW7000/HC3200, or TW7100/HC3800, and TW7400/HC4010.
Not sure what slightly lit conditions means, but projectors don't do well with ambient ambient light, and if there is too much no projector will suffice.
Using blackout blinds, dimming the lights, having lights in the seating area and not the screen area will improve things. If the projector is bright enough a grey screen could be used, or if the throw range is long enough (at least 1.8x) an ALR screen will do better.
LE: DLP's will have better motion handling, better at 3D, if this is important.
There is also the TK800M, which is brighter than the W1700, and has less of a light border, but not that silent and the lag is still there.
It also has a RGBW color wheel.