Originally Posted by domingos38
we all know your are a DLP fan
Considering 80% of my viewing is done on an LCOS projector, I don't think I'm a fan of any tech other than when it beats the others at certain things. DLP tends to beat LCD right now in the sub $1500 price ranges. If you choose the Epson over the Benq, it should be done for placement flexibility (and I'll admit the Epson still does a nice image, but the brightness and features aren't in the same league as the Benq).
The Epson 8350 has a placement flexibility advantage and NO RBE, and that is about where the advantage stops. it was more competitive in PQ versus the DLP's 2 years ago, the 1070 is a leap forward due to 6x color wheel and extreme color accuracy, not to mention it comes with 3D and is 144hz. The w1070 is sharper (sorry it's just a fact), and it has pretty much equal black to the 8350 (or really close) but doesn't even need the IRIS bounce to get there. Though with a 6x wheel, the RBE should not affect very many people.
The w1070 best mode is about three times brighter than the Epson 8350 best mode. Other than the placement headache, the w1070 is the better PJ.Let's stick to facts:
OOTB Color Accuracy = Winner w1070
8350 pixel fill vs. 1070 = Winner Benq w1070
Best Mode Brightness = Winner w1070 by a MILE
Sharpness = Winner w1070
Blacks = Tie
3D = w1070 Only
Placement Flexibility = Epson 8350 by a MILE
Sample Variance Likelihood to get a Golden Sample = DLP of course
I don't see how anyone could say the 8350 is the better projector, even if you throw the differences between the two techs out the window. I'm detached from these projectors emotionally.