Originally Posted by urkalz
Remarkable how hyped this projector and sells like hotcakes because you guys in here give Benq the best advertising.
Here is a head-to-head comparison with another brand. The W1070 doesn't look too good.
Why did you post this in the w1070 thread, erkel? What was your objective? Are you trying to make us BenQ owners feel bad?
Well, I had the HD131Xe, which is very close to that HD25. And it threw a very nice picture--better, in some ways, than the w1070, especially in terms of black levels. But you know what else?
The Optoma UI was the WORST I've ever seen on a projector, ever. Every time you try to do something you get that giant stupid spinning hourglass right in the middle of the screen, which looks like something from an old 80's era Apple computer. It was very obvious that Optoma had just used their standard business projector UI and it was UGLY.
But much, MUCH worse, was the fact that you could only store your settings a SINGLE time. If you wanted to compare different calibrated settings, as most of us here will want to do--forget about it, you were out of luck. If you wanted to change ANYTHING in the settings--say goodbye to your old settings. It was the most half-as$ed, ridiculous system I'd EVER seen. My Sanyo Z1 would let me store five different settings, and that projector is at least ten years old. I joked at the time that every Optoma should come with a picture of the Optoma CEO giving you the finger, because they obviously couldn't care less about their home theater customers.
This was right about the time that youtube video you linked to first showed up. Maybe Optoma fixed everything I'm talking about with a firmware update, but I kind of doubt it. I'm so glad I had the chance to compare the two. I returned the Optoma and kept my BenQ, and I never looked back.
So if you got stuck with that single save slot and godawful UI ... all I can say is, you have my deepest sympathies.