Originally Posted by slicer
So, it has been few months. Are You happy with W1070?
And what screen did You bought?
Hey slicer, sorry just found this thread in my SPAM folder for some reason. I actually did a bunch of reviews, even comparing to the Optoma HD25 side-by-side in the BenQ thread.
Yes, I'm extremely happy with it and more importantly, my wife says things like "I can't believe we didn't do this earlier." Of course I suggested, but she's always declined the idea. Now she says she can't go back. We have movie nights with friends/family every week.
The fan noise initially used to bother me a lot... nowadays not as much. I still hear it, but I guess I got used to it. I did upgrade the firmware though. It came with 1.05 which was terrible (and slow) at acquiring signals and would cut out all the time which was annoying; upgrading to 1.06 fixed all of that.
I just checked and we have 883(!!) hours on the lamp. Insane.
EDIT: P.S. I should clarify that I'm happy with it in MY living room environment. For a dedicated room I would not be happy with it. Here are the problems which would push me to a higher class projector:
1. The light bleed in extremely light conditions is noticeable and annoying
2. The fan noise is noticeable and annoying
3. The colors are just fine (albeit bright - though we like that TV look), however the WHITE overpowers everything. When switching scenes I sometimes have to squint at how bright it is. In fairness, I'm still using stock settings and that may be fixable
I understand now why people go for real HT projectors if they're serious movie buffs. Maybe I'll be more spendy with my next PJ