Originally Posted by geezerpl
My first impressions after playing with BENQ W1070 for 2 hours side-by-side with my year old Acer H5360BD...
- BENQ has the same out-of-the box colors and only slightly sharper picture (it's not night and day though .. I was expecting more difference from 720p-1080p upgrade); same applies to contrast - no visible difference so far...
- Both projectors experience a funny signal loss when changing from movie playback to picture show or switching devices
- BENQ in Eco is as loud as ACER in Full lamp mode or when ACER is shutting down / cooling itself - it's mainly to do with the fan sitting against the outlet grill (obstracting the air flow). ACER has the fan deeper inside the unit therefore one can only hear air flow noise.
To my surprise the Smart ECO was a tiny bit louder than regular ECO mode....
Wow... I guess you just saved me from pull the trigger. Thanks a lot, your post is really helpful.
I own Acer H5360BD and want to upgrade to 1080p for much better blacks and colors in 3D. I'm satisfied with Acer's 3D depth and pop but not with colors in 3D. In 2D it's OK, IMHO. Other thing, I hate the signal loss when starting 3DBD and switching devices on Acer. And fan noise... Man, Acer is too loud when it's shutting down.
Yeah... there is no miracle
W1070 is not my choice.
BenQ was in my short list with Sony HW50ES and Panny AE8000. Don't laugh, I'm serious
There is many reports on ghosting in Panny's owners thread, so seems like I'll go with Sony. FI in 3D, Reality Creation, lens shift, excellent colors, contrast, and black level which is very close to JVC's blacks. Yeah, why not...
I'm in China now, there is some good deals with HW50 in here. I'm tired, hope it's my final decision.