Edited October 14, 2016
at 08:43 PM
Found and bought a great deal for BenQ HT2050 from ProVantage.
Amazon price matched at $699 so for those that don't pay taxes it is probably a easier purchase there.
Placed order in the morning, ships tonight from Carol Stream, IL warehouse, to be delivered tomorrow (Chicago land). Did not pay tax - Provantage is based in Ohio so my guess is no tax for every other state.
Usual price for those is $799 and rarely comes down to $760 on Amazon. Provantage is based in Ohio so my guess is no tax for every other state.
These BenQ projectors deliver great sharpness and brightness of the image, TV like. However, most seems to have poor brightness uniformity. I myself purchased 3 HT1075 that had same issue with small variances - one side is dimmer than other side. Reviews online are reporting similar findings for most models (from W1070 to HT2150ST). They claim it is not noticeable for movies but once I spotted mine it was hard not to see it, even in movies. It is worse in bright scenes and annoying in web pages (white becomes grey on the dimmer side). I keep buying them because otherwise the image is miles ahead of any 3LCD under $1600. Hoping I will get one that is acceptable.
Got mine already - I am finally happy. It still slightly dimmer on left side (ceiling mounted) but way way better than the 3 HT1075 I tried and usable for browsing, sports etc.Completely unnoticeable on movies. YMMV so check our brightness with something like pure white screen. Image is super super sharp and crisp. I am mad at my self I haven't tried DLP all those years - definitely way better than 3LCD. Colors pop like OLED screen (even with "Brilliant Color" off).
Also, I can confirm the color wheel spins faster (audible) when switched to 50Hz, this makes RBE even less noticeable.