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I was gonna post this there also is a rebate for this making it $897 which I think is a great deal for it.
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I was gonna post this there also is a rebate for this making it $897 which I think is a great deal for it.
Ohh I didn't even see that! Just got a price drop notification. That's awesome, thanks!
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How is the compared to Benz HT2550
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no lens shift makes this a deal breaker for me
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Any retailers willing to PM?

Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

I dont wanna pay the ~$90 sales tax in TX.
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no lens shift makes this a deal breaker for me
What's lens shift and why do I want it?
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Ohh I didn't even see that! Just got a price drop notification. That's awesome, thanks!
Rebate form does not show when clicked - anyone able to find the pdf or working link to rebate?
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What's lens shift and why do I want it?
lens shift allows you flexibility in where the projector can be placed in relation to the screen (Up / down / left / right). without lens shift you need an exact straight line to where the image will go (Horizontally and vertically). this feature is pretty much a must have if your projector is ceiling mounted.

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Im wondering if they made a mistake I looked around for the rebate, and can not find it. I will try to get it figured out after it ships.
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Just something for people to take into account this is a RGBW color wheel, which makes this more suited for office applications than cinema viewing like the 727 which has RGBRGB color wheel. It will still have a pretty good picture though even if your primary purpose is to watch movies, just wont be as good as cinema specific alternatives.
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lens shift allows you flexibility in where the projector can be placed in relation to the screen (Up / down / left / right). without lens shift you need an exact straight line to where the image will go (Horizontally and vertically). this feature is pretty much a must have if your projector is ceiling mounted.

https://www.projectorpeople.com/r..._shift.asp

https://www.projectorpeople.com/r...nshift.gif
Actually, I would say a ceiling mount is a good scenario where you may NOT need lens shift. With a good ceiling mount, you place it in the center of the screen (of course) and adjust the vertical drop from the ceiling to be in the right place based on the distance from the screen (usually 1-2 inches above the top edge of the screen.) I am on my third projector over the past decade with single mount, and haven't needed to use lens shift on any of them to have a perfect picture.
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no lens shift makes this a deal breaker for me
Yes. Always do the "projector math" before buying. A person needs to know if it'll work where they can mount it.
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Actually, I would say a ceiling mount is a good scenario where you may NOT need lens shift. With a good ceiling mount, you place it in the center of the screen (of course) and adjust the vertical drop from the ceiling to be in the right place based on the distance from the screen (usually 1-2 inches above the top edge of the screen.) I am on my third projector over the past decade with single mount, and haven't needed to use lens shift on any of them to have a perfect picture.
it all depends on your specific set up.

in my case there is a soffit that goes around the perimeter of the room, so my screen sits a bit lower. but my projector is mounted at a point that has full height, so the screen and projector are on different planes. yes you can use an long ceiling mount to make it the right height, but that is unsightly and the projector hangs down into the room and tall people may smack into it. i prefer to keep it close to the ceiling (about 7 feet in the air) out of the way.

bottom line is that lens shift gives you a lot more flexibility in mounting options.
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bottom line is that lens shift gives you a lot more flexibility in mounting options.
Having had a PJ with lens shift I would agree, makes positioning and adjustment so much easier. Not to mention, if your ceiling mount is susceptible to vibrations from above (as mine was), it makes it much easier to realign it with the screen when/if needed.

Even better, a PJ with motorized lens shift like the newer Epsons. Then you just adjust it from the remote instead of dealing with finicky adjustment knobs/wheels, but then we are talking different price ranges altogether...

IMHO, if you are only spending $1k or less on the PJ, you probably aren't building a full-blown dedicated theater room so lens shift wouldn't be much of a priority. If you are doing a dedicated room and have a higher budget, do it right the first time I say...
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