Setup my W1070 and screen this weekend. Getting it perfectly aligned (I have slight OCD lol) was annoying as hell, but finally got it effectively perfect.
The praise was well deserved. The image is quite beautiful. Blacks are good, not great, but everything else about the image is spectacular.
PJ is bright. With the lights on, or a little sun, the image is very good, provided that it is showing mostly bright material. If you are watching anything dark, the blacks quickly get washed out. Not surprising, and it's still watchable. I'd say that with a little ambient light, the blacks look like a very cheap computer monitor, and with the lights out and room darkened, the blacks look like a decent LCD TV.
Tried out a BD last night and it was great on the 110". Dark scenes looked good, while bright scenes looked phenomenal. I definitely miss the blacks of my Panny, and I will upgrade to a better PJ in a few years. I just wanted something that was great for the price for now, which this is, and then I'll get a 4k projector when they get into the $5k-6k range, instead of spending that much now and having to do it again a few years from now.
Very satisfied so far. Didn't even run a cal yet, and the colors are still pretty awesome out of the box. Just used the AVCH test disc to set Contrast and brightness, selected User 1 warm color temp with SmartEco. Now that my colorimeter and tripod came, I'll run a full cal sometime this week on multiple modes. For now, I'm content with how impressive the image is out of the box.
Noise isn't a factor either (knock on wood). The fan is quite low. My PJ is ceiling mounted overhead and the only time I hear it is if there is absolutely no sound from the TV. It's quieter than my computer (which to be fair, has 6 fans lol), and the PS3.
I'd recommend this projector to anyone that wants one that will give a pretty expensive picture at a relatively inexpensive price.