Epson hc3000, 8345, the Panasonic 100u are all straight shooters for less than 1500.(only the hc3000 is 3D) The Panasonic ae8000 and Epson 3500 are both at or slightly past the 1500 dollar mark. The best 3d players are the Epson hc3000 and hc3500. (They're both so bright, it seems like they were purpose built for 3D)I have a room with a slanted ceiling. The short wall is 100 inches tall and is behind the couch. The tall wall is 136 inches tall and I project on it from about 48 inches off the floor to 136 inches. There is a projector shelf on the back wall a few inches below the ceiling which puts the projector lens pretty much in the dead center of the image vertically. In theory this is great because with a lens projecting straight out I don't need any lens shifting or keystoning. Just one problem - many projectors have a build-in vertical image offset and they don't always tell you what that offset is in product listings.
I've been projecting from my old Panasonic AE900U great for years. It's dying, so I replaced it with a Benq HT1075 (similar to the W1070) and was quite surprised to discover a severe image offset making the projector only suitable for projecting from a coffee table (or upside down from a flat, as in not-slanted, ceiling). Unfortunately I am going to have to return the HT1075 since it's pretty useless for my application. From what I can tell online, I won't fare any better with the Optoma HD26.
Are there any "straight shooters" out there in the under $1500 range that are good for 3D?