Well I have bought the W1070+, because the Acer H9500BD will not fire up my bulb anymore. In the past it did that a few times, but after pulling the plug a few times it did fire. Now it won't do that anymore.
Also the Acers remote sometimes refused to work, so that experience decided me not to repair the Acer.
These are some important differences I see with the Benq W1070+ and the Acer H9500D.
- The housing and weight of the Benq is not a huge and heavy as the enormous Acer, so this alone is a ++ for the Benq.
- The picture of the Benq is (even on eco-mode) much brighter then the Acer. My PJ-Screen is 3mtr, but the Benq is not too bright for that.
- When changing source or resolution/fps the Acer always showed the annoying Acer-switching thingy for a long time, the Benq is much quicker at that, what a relief.
- I can change the colors, even fine-tune colors for an optimal result and store them in 3 user-presets or overwrite three pre-defined presets.
- Changing or experimenting with colors or settings does not result in all settings being screwed up like the Acer
- The cooling down of the Benq is better, it turns off the lamp and the fan will run for a minute or so before it shuts down. The Acer did a full blow for 5 seconds and then turned off, which is bad for the bulb.
- The remote has some smart features where you can change some things fast, like sharpness, lamp-brightness, 3D on/off (or make it 2D), color-settings.
- The Benq has a keystone correction which responds very quickly when you press the remotes button. It can change left/right but also up/bottom which the Acer could not do.
- VERY important, the Benq has a 6-color wheel and you will see almost NO rainbow effect with this PJ, with the Acer I always saw rainbow. So thats a huge, huge ++
- The contrast of the Benq is better than the Acer. I must say that I did not use the iris thing of Acer because of its lag en noise it made.
- The fan of the Benq make less noise than the Acer, but not a huge difference.
- The Benq has an internal speaker which is handy sometimes, but I mostly use my surround system, so then I set it on mute.
- Sharpness of the Benq is better then the Acer
- The Benq does auto-detect 3D, yeahhh. I had set the Acer also on auto, but that never worked (and I had the latest firmware).
So almost only pros for the Benq, but we must not forget that the w1070+ is a 2014 model.
Note that I have enjoyed the Acer a lot and watched a lot of movies with it, but having tasted the W1070+ I certainly don't want to go back