Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Jose, CA 95123
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I would not recommend a BenQ W1070. I just RMA'ed mine and am going to get the new Optoma HD131Xe with a motorized screen for the same total price as the W1070 (getting the HD131Xe sight unseen, so I can't personally recommend it yet). Had issues with the W1070's connectivity and the shadow detail on it was just horrible. The connectivity issues alone on the W1070 was a deal breaker. But I just couldn't see how I could live with such a flat muddied image.
As for rainbows, the cheaper and lower resolution the projector has, the better it is for you to know if you see rainbows or not. You may just be immune, but take yourself and your whoever will watch movies with you to Magnolia or Best Buy and sit down in one of their showcase rooms and dart your eyes rapidly across the screen. Look for scenes with high contrast and that are colorful (bring your own blu ray if you must). If you don't see rainbows, then ignorance is bliss. Just make sure your woman or kids don't see them either because it is not something that can be adjusted to.
HTPC: Intel NUC (DC53427HYE) running OpenELEC/Win7 Dual Boot
Projector: Optoma HD131Xe
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR809
Screen: Elite Spectrum Electric 125"
Media Server: NAS4Free Core 2 Quad 2.40GHz