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BenQ W1070 1920x1080 FHD 2000 ANSI Lumens, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Dual HDMI Input, Smart Eco Tech, Built In 10W Speakers, Home Entertainment 3D Ready DLP Projector

  • Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable) 1920 x 1080
  • 2000 lumens
  • 10000:1
  • Display Size 40"-235"
  • F=2.59-2.87, f=16.88-21.88mm
  • Lamp Type 240W
  • Lamp(Normal/Economic Mode/SmartEco Mode) 3500/5000/
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Learn more about the BenQ W1070

Model

Brand
BenQ
Model
W1070
Cabinet Color
White / Gray
Type
DLP

Display

Lens
F=2.59-2.87, f=16.88-21.88mm
Lamp
Lamp Type 240W
Lamp(Normal/Economic Mode/SmartEco Mode) 3500/5000/6000 hours
Aspect Ratio
Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Display Size
40"-235"
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Brightness
2000 lumens
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
Keystone Correction
1D, Vertical +/- 20 degrees
Horizontal Refresh Rate
15K-102KHz
Vertical Refresh Rate
23-120Hz

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital, S-Video, Composite, Component
Input Video Connectors
Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 1
HDMI x 2
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1
S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin) x 1
Component Video in x 1
Input Audio Connectors
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Audio L/R in (RCA) x 1

Spec

Built-in Speakers
10W x 1
Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
353W/110V (typical), Standby < 0.5W
Compatibility
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Dimensions
12.28" x 4.09" x 9.61"
Weight
5.84 lbs.

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Thomas H.
  • 7/14/2014 8:18:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat projector

Pros: I am someone who sees rainbow effect more than most others. I stepped up from an LCD 720p Epson (that I also really liked and purchased to avoid rainbow), and was fearful about rainbow effect going back to DLP. I guess the faster color wheel does indeed help, since, while still there, the effect for me remains very minimal...not enough to bother me like it was on an old infocus x1. The only time I really notice it is if there is something very white on the screen and I move my eyes side to side.
I'm very happy with the projector. I didn't know what I was missing until I finally made the switch from 720p to 1080p.
I haven't tried the 3d.
Also, it's quite bright, bright enough to use with the lights on in the room (though obviously much better with them off).

Cons: while I only see minimal rainbows, they do still exist. I haven't tried other current-model DLP projectors, but it is way better at hiding rainbows than the older DLP's I've used in the past.

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  • MEGA G.
  • 6/20/2014 6:44:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for buck - guarranteed

Pros: researched a lot, a lot, returned an epson and an acer in the 500-900 $ range. Believe me, you wont believe the performance of this projector for 750 bucks. i could go on and on, but believe me, its fabulous. buy the benq 3d glasses and the 3d is out of this world.

Cons: none

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  • Ryan V.
  • 5/28/2014 1:30:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest projector for the price!

Pros: Great Picture, vivid..lifelike..colors
BRIGHT
Faster motion wheel than most cheaper projectors (Less rainbow color effects)
Very bright on the low light setting
Extremely good smart eco mode..up to 70% energy savings!

Cons: None

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  • Clinton S.
  • 12/4/2013 1:56:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBenQ delivers a beautiful home cinema experience on a budget

Pros: BenQ's W1070 projector delivers amazing picture quality for the price; costing around the same as a mid-range 55-60" TV, you get a sharp, quality picture of 100" or better. Supporting HDMI 1.4 and boasting a 1080p image processor, you get full HD quality and 3D support with 144hz DLP link glasses.

For my installation, I used a ceiling mount and throw at a wall with a "screen" painted on using Killz primer. The room is not 100% light sealed, so daytime use has to compete with low-moderate levels of ambient light; hardly an ideal setup, but the W1070 delivers a bright image with respectable black levels and the some of the most accurate colors I've seen out of any sub $1500 display, television or otherwise.

Paired with a Rosewill mount, the projector was successfully mounted 13' from the wall and manages to throw a 132" screen that looks better than either the Sony LCD TV or the Hannspree LED/LCD we own. To hit the screen it has to be directed under a ceiling fan; thanks to the vertical lens shift, I was able to compensate and get a 100% level image, and the menu offers a healthy selection of options to adjust for imperfections in your projection surface.

In testing, we have connected 2 PCs and a PS3 to the projector via HDMI, and one PC via VGA; The PCs both had to be adjusted in the video driver to disable overscan compensation with the HDMI connection, but no other issues were encountered. The Playstation immediately detected that it was connected to a 3D capable display and it was a simple matter to get the two working together. Blu-ray content was able to be played back at 24hz with no issue, though the benefit was minor if at all notable.

The W1070 has a built in 10W speaker, it's respectable for a projector but realistically you're going to want a soundbar or external speakers of some sort. In a pinch it'll do, but there's not much volume to be had, so spring for a set of powered speakers to connect to the audio out jack if this is to be anything more than a novelty.

The W1070 offers several preset modes for picture settings, all of which can be adjusted to your liking and saved. I personally use the different settings for different times of day to adjust for ambient light levels, it works quite well and doesn't require me to take the lamp out of eco/smart-eco mode. Smart-eco seems to save lamp life while giving a perceived boost in contrast by adjusting the brightness according to the scene; it works well enough, but on occasion it creates a distracting flickering effect. I recommend you ceiling mount the projector, but it functions well when placed on a desk or coffee table. The lens shift is accompanied by an adjustment for the front legs and a manual zoom/focal length adjustment to give you an impressive flexibility in placement.

For my personal use, this is a computer monitor. It runs 8+ hours a day doing everything from playing games, movies and TV shows from my collection to basic desktop tasks. It handles everything

Cons: Now the bad stuff. First things first, the remote. It looks and feels cheap, like it comes with a knockoff $15 DVD player. It's functional, but hardly aesthetically pleasing. I personally don't mind, but it's worth noting.

Black levels are respectable and brightness is adequate for rooms that aren't light sealed, but shadow detail is somewhat lacking and no amount of tweaking will fix it in the presence of ambient light; either you're OK with that, or you black out the room. Properly calibrated, you can get respectable shadow detail under good conditions.

As mentioned in the pros, smart-eco mode sometimes results in a flickering image; it's infrequent, but very distracting when it happens. Not a huge drawback, but worth reiterating.

The menu options for color and tint are greyed out, but it's not really a loss because you have much finer color controls available. It's possible to make the picture look much more accurate (or much, much worse) with those settings, but it's worth mentioning because anyone used to a more casual calibration may find their absence somewhat alarming. Also, more options is rarely a bad thing when it comes to calibration.

There is an adjustment for the front legs but the rear is fixed height, so don't make plans to put the projector on an uneven surface. I don't know who would do this but I suppose if you were to place it outdoors and the ground were uneven, you might curse the lack of 4 separate leg adjustments, but that particular contingency aside, I don't see a lot of people having issues with it.

The zoom is only up to 1.3x, I don't consider it a con, but you should use the projection calculator on Projection Cental to find if your room is adequately sized for the screen size you want.

The lens shift is vertical only, and somewhat limited in it's function, but most projectors in this price range don't offer any lens shift at all; simply having that much more fine tuning you can do honestly gives you a much greater range of placement options without the need for keystone adjustments.

Overall, no major cons. The W1070 is a solid addition to most any home theater situation.

Other Thoughts: While the brightness is adequate, folks with lots of windows or open entryways may want to consider a model with a brighter lamp; similarly, anyone with a short room may want to consider the W1080, BenQ's short-throw version of this projector.

While not for everyone, I'd be hard pressed to recommend anyone buy a 65"+ TV when this baby exists. The image quality is similar, if not superior to many competitively priced HDTVs, and placement options are fairly flexible when compared to a large format display. Additionally, moving it from one location to another is far simpler thanks to the compact size of the projector.

Projectors have improved significantly over the last 5 years, but the one area they still have issues is the lamp; you WILL have to replace the lamp. According to experts at AVS forum you need to replace bulbs every 1000-1500 hours; I can't speak on that yet. My first bulb is approaching 500 hours and I've experienced absolutely no notable loss in brightness or color accuracy running in Eco or Smart-Eco mode at all times. What the future holds, I can't say, but if I manage 2000 hours per bulb over the next 5 years, the cost per inch of the projector is still a few dollars cheaper than that of an HDTV. Overall cost may be high, but it's spread over a fair amount of time and if you calculate by how much you get vs overall cost, a projector honestly makes good sense.

Get the projector and a mount before you purchase a screen. Pre-placement of the projector allows you to make fine adjustments and get the most out of your area before you commit yourself to a certain screen size. You wouldn't want to buy a 100" screen only to find that you could've gotten a 120" screen in there, or that your projector placement requires a smaller screen.

The W1070 is a solid piece of equipment that has earned itself a permanent place in my home theater and has earned me the envy of friends and family alike. Unless you're a very particular videophile, you'd be hard pressed to come up with reasons to dislike the W1070, and (in my opinion) you won't find a better projector for under $1800, at least as of this writing. Good stuff BenQ, good stuff.

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  • peter o.
  • 5/14/2013 12:26:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing projector!

Pros: I have this projector along with a 100" Elite Screens Sable fixed frame in cinewhite with 1.1 gain paired with Samsung's new BD F-7500 Blu Ray player, and the picture out of the box is outstanding! I have yet to watch and 3D content, but so far the 2D makes me happy I picked this projector over some of the other models I was thinking about buying. My room does have some ambient light during the day but this one has plenty of lumens to still project an excellent image. There is a bit of fan noise but I can only hear it during quite parts of the movie. No rainbow effects (Something I was worried about getting a DLP projector) Im finding it hard to even want to use my 55" TV anymore. If you are thinking about buying a BenQ W1070 I really recommend it.

Cons: None, except no glasses are included. But at this price point I guess that is to be expected.

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  • PAUL R.
  • 5/4/2013 11:42:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoh ya

Pros: Any one looking for a great home theater projector of family room projector, you should consider this one, I replaced my older sanyo (720P) that I have had for over 8 years. I have a dedicated darkened home theater with a 10 ft wide screen. Needless to say I spent well over twice as much on my old one as for this BenQ. you can do your research (projector central etc.) you won't be disappointed. lots of light output in any mode, crystal clear image, and the 3D (in a darkened inviroment) will not disappoint at all. it is in everyway a great projector. i got it on sale, plus 100 off promo code and free shipping, doesn't get any better than that.

Cons: Doesn't come with 3D glasses. lots of discussions on the forums, i went with glasses from a company i apparently cant say, they work great.

Other Thoughts: Rainbow effect, I was alittle worried about that but I am not affected. this is a DLP. no one who i have shown this to is affected, so Benq must have the speed of the wheel fast enough.

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