In my case, the bulb popping incident was quite curious..
The lamp had almost 3000 hours on it, when my wife clapped her hands while we were watching a movie and instantly the bulb went kaboom!
Maybe, it wouldn't have happened without the auditory trigger of clapping her hands. Who knows..
However, I have read in other forums that the same exact bulb (which is shared with the Benq W1070) is rather prone to exploding.
Without actual statistics though, it is quite hard to say for sure.
All in all, I have 8700 hours on that machine and it seems it has some juice in it still. I have changed bubs 3 times so far and the next thing that will need to be changed, will be the color wheel.
Having had experience with other brands in the past (Optoma and Samsung), I would say the Benq W1110 is a fine performer. Definitively better in terms of build quality, compared to the Optoma. Only Samsung surpasses it in terms of build quality but that is because the Samsung was all aluminium inside.
In terms of picture quality, I have no major complaints either. Maybe it is a bit less spectacular that the Optoma, but that is hardy noticeable. Service support is superior to both brands though. Samsung support was appalling and parts availability was non existent. Optoma was a bit better but, was pretty hard to deal with.
Last edited by evonimos; 10-10-2017 at 11:49 AM.