Originally Posted by Noalkain
eastporters.com told me this about the W1070 :
No we do not, as they are terrible projectors as far as black levels, colour accuracy, as well as having very large rainbow effects. That’s why, while choosing to Carry the respectable W7000, we do not carry the W1070. I would consider looking at something a little more expensive but much better, like the Panasonic AR100, or the Epson 8350 (the 8350 we only sell with screens).
I found it weird because I haven't seen any review saying this about the W1070...
Any input on actual owners ?
Hmmm . . . I am really disgusted by the comments you were offered by Eastporters. I've said this before here, but i like the overall image quality of this W1070 over my much more costly Epson 5010. Their comments about "large rainbow effect" . . . and "terrivle black levels and colour accuracy", etc. is a complete lie (in my opinion).
Please look at the following Epson.ca link, http://www.epson.ca/cgi-bin/ceStore/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H501020-F&BV_UseBVCookie=yes
. It's a link to the Epson Canada page for the current Epson 3020. Scroll down to just below the pic of the projector and read the "Notice to Customers". Here you will learn something about how Eastporters appears to do business . . . this warning appears on ALL of the Epson projector pages.
If Epson Canada has taken it upon themselves to have to "warn" customers about buying Epson gray or black market from Eastporters - potentially leaving the purchaser with NO WARRANTY . . . then I would hardly consider ANYTHING Eastporters has to say about the quality OF ANY PROJECTOR. It's clear that they are representing stuff they get through questionable channels. My first guess is that they are slagging the W1070 since a) there is likely no real profit margin in such a low-cost projector . . . and b) they haven't been able to source it cheaply enough for them to want to sell it. It's easy for someone who doesn't have motivation to sell something to say bad things about it.
I consider their advice to you completely dishonest . . . especially since the unit looks amazing - even when comparing it to projectors costing much more. I suggest that they recommend you buy the the projectors they recommend to you because it's advice that benefits them . . . and not you, the consumer.
Lastly . . . I see that if you buy the Epson 8350 you HAVE TO BUY A SCREEN FROM THEM!!!??? I've seen them do this with other units too, where they say you have to buy the screen with the projector since the projector model is in "limited supply" . . . yeah, right . . . I've been out to their brick-and-mortar store - and it seems that screens is their primary business - although they sell both.
I love the W1070. It burns me to see those who should know better give biased advice . . . yes, asking you to spend more to get a higher priced projector seems biased to me . . . there are good entry level units on the market that fill a need. It's up to you, NOT A DEALER, to tell you that you should "consider spending more".
If Epson has to warn people about buying their product through Eastporters, I'd definitely want to check with any manufacturer first before buying a projector from Eastports. It all seems a bit too risky to me.
Hope this helps.