Received my W1070 today! After much deliberation and research, the W1070 became the obvious choice and I ordered it from Visual Apex. I don't usually like to mention where I purchased from but ordering it from across the country on Wed and receiving it unexpectedly on Sat on the opposite coast, in time for the Superbowl, requires mention. Super Kudos to Visual Apex! Firmware 1.04 too. Thanks for letting me watch the Super Bowl with my daughter, who absolutely loves football, in all its glory , before she heads off to college.
I don't know what I was more excited about, receiving it in time for the game or seeing the image it projects. Some info. I was an early adoptee of a projector and Hi-def (does that say it all?), trading a Jet ski for a sony vpl-w400q back in 2000 watching the Rams vs Titans memorable finale in an unheard of Big screen glory at that time. Due to multiple reasons I've held off upgrading, still running this "never going to die" w400q for the past 13 years, waiting for the right time. Well, this was the year and now in my home sits the W1070. Bright is not giving the projector its due. Sure I'm coming from an old projector, but you could get a sun burn from this thing. I've always watched in a light controlled room but quickly fired up the w1070 in my family room in the middle of the day with a ton of light spillage on the 106" screen I dusted off from the attic and all I can say is WOW. I read over and over that if you don't have a side by side comparison that you will be wowed by the new crop of projectors, but even with my Panasonic 42" plasma along side the w1070 image, my family and I are can not believe the image this thing outputs.
I only had 20 minutes to spend with the projector before shutting it down due to going out of town for the night. It did shut off in about 90 seconds. Tomorrow I hope to tweak it before the game. I will then move it to another room where I can project it at 133" and watch a bunch of blu-rays. I'm very, very happy with this projector, as my kids, and i look forward to dialing this baby in.