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BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$

post #1 of 8437
Thread Starter 
It's strange that noboby has already talk about this new BenQ Projector, that I will start to review by the end of this week :

Here are the caracteristics and it's pretty impressive what it offers for a very low Price of 890 euros in Europe :





Technische Daten:
Projektionssystem: DLP
Physikalische Auflösung: 1080p Full-HD 1920 x 1080
Helligkeit: 2000 ANSI Lumen
Kontrast: 10.000:1
Lichtstärke / Brennweite: F=2,59 2,87/ f=16,88 21,88 mm
Zoom: 1,30:1
Projektionsposition: Front-, Rück-, Deckenrück- und Deckenprojektion
Lampenlebensdauer: 3.500 Stunden im Normalmodus, 5.000 Stunden im ECO-Modus, 6.000 Stunden im Smart Eco Modus
Betriebsgeräusch: 35 dB (A) im Normalmodus, 30 dB (A) im ECO-Modus
Farben: 1,07 Milliarden Farben
Bildformate: Physikalisch 16:9 / wählbar 4:3 / Wide/ Letter Box / Anamorph
Schnittstellen: HDMI: 2 x mit HDCP, Composite Video: 1 x RCA Cinch, Komponente: 1 x RCA x 3, S-Video: 1 x Mini DIN 4 pin, RGB VGA-Analog: 1 x D-Sub 15 pin, USB: 1 x Mini Type B, Audio in: 1x 3,5mm Klinke, Audio in: 2x L/R Cinch
Lautsprecher: 1 x 10 W
Abmessungen (B x H x T): 312 x 109 x 244 mm
Gewicht (netto): 2,65 kg
Netzspannung: 100-240 V
Maximale Leistungsaufnahme, Stromsparmodus: Max. 295 Watt , Standby <0,5 Watt
Bildmenü (OSD) Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch und weitere Sprachen
Funktionen: Full HD, 3D, Brilliant Color, 3-D-Colormanagement, 2 x digitaler Zoom, Benutzereinstellungsmenü, Automatische Einstellungstaste, Automatische Quellenwahl, Tastensperre, Closed Captioning, Quick Cooling, Lens Shift, isfcc
Mitgeliefertes Zubehör: Handbuch CD, Quick Start Guide, Fernbedienung inkl. Batterien, Netzkabel, VGA-Kabel,
Tasche, Garantieerklärung
Zertifizierungen: CE, TÜV-GS
Video-Normen: NTSC / PAL / SECAM / SDTV
Video-Modi: EDTV, SDTV, HDTV (480i, 480p, 576p, 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
post #2 of 8437
A portable (and noisy) projector, comparable to the Acer H6500, but with 3D and lens shift for about 750 Euro (I guess, the price in the US will be less around $800). Would be the cheapest 3D projector.
Link to the data sheet (in German)
http://www.elektro.at/_media/news/1350977542/W1070_Datenblatt.pdf
Link to news (in German)
http://www.elektro.at/benq/grumbir/w1070/23.10.2012-BenQ-runduumlstet-sich-funduumlr-die-Saison.html
Google translation to English
http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.elektro.at%2Fbenq%2Fgrumbir%2Fw1070%2F23.10.2012-BenQ-runduumlstet-sich-funduumlr-die-Saison.html
Preorder in Germany:
http://www.comtech.de/HiFi-und-Heimkino/Beamer-und-Projektor/Beamer/BenQ-W1070-3D-Full-HD-Heimkino-Projektor?sPartner=40
post #3 of 8437
many manufacturers such as Epson & Panasonic...etc already introduced or will soon introducing the successor of their previous year projector, wondering any chances BenQ will do the same for W7000?
post #4 of 8437
For $800 this thing could be killer! If it is even close to the the Benq W7000 in picture quality and 3D we may have a great projector. Anyone want to compare the differences between this and the W7000?
When's the release?
post #5 of 8437
The German online shop promises to deliver in approx. 3 weeks.

I guess, that the entry level projector W1070 is mainly a concurrence for the Optoma HD33, not for the Benq W7000.

The W1070 is a short throw projector!
Edited by SiggUA - 10/25/12 at 1:34pm
post #6 of 8437
Am I reading this correct, short throw full 1080p that does 3d?

Marketing material sounds good, wonder what real world performance will be like.

http://210.65.248.241/product/projector/w1070


Can anyone find bulb replacement costs?
Also can't find speed or segment # for color wheel.
Edited by uuddlrlrbass - 10/25/12 at 4:56pm
post #7 of 8437
Interesting, could be best all around under $1K..?

Jason
post #8 of 8437
color wheel only 3x, pretty slow.

http://projektory.heureka.cz/benq-w1070/specifikace/#section

What ever happened to short throw lcd projectors. Seems like It's all dlp with slow color wheels, lots of rainbows.
post #9 of 8437
What is with Benq and the slow 3X color wheels? Won't they ever learn?
post #10 of 8437
Thread Starter 
Guess who just arrived ?









post #11 of 8437
Aniously waiting for your first impressions and review.

Looks real interesting but what is the CW speed?

Rew
post #12 of 8437
Here's a quick preview from a chinese site:
http://chinese.vr-zone.com/38449/benq-w1070-fullhd-projector-released-10202012/



First time seeing a cheaper model that is isf certified. I'm happy that it has vertical lens shift. Able to project 100" from a distance of 2.5 meter. Uses DarkChip3. The description says it has 6 segments color wheel. But what's the speed?

@ kraine
I'm eager to read your review.

How reliable is Benq projector? From my reading, Viewsonic Pro8200 and the Mitsubishi HC4000 seem to be trouble free and last a long time.
post #13 of 8437
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

Guess who just arrived ?









Color Wheel speed?
2D to 3D conversion?
Both horizontal and Vertical lens shift?
Can you compare it to the W7000?
post #14 of 8437
I would like to know if the cooling feature will really bring bulbs to the claimed 6000 hour mark. it would be great if it even hit half that and was still not completely dim.
post #15 of 8437
I would like to know if the cooling feature will really bring bulbs to the claimed 6000 hour mark. it would be great if it even hit half that and was still not completely dim.
post #16 of 8437
I would like to know if the cooling feature will really bring bulbs to the claimed 6000 hour mark. it would be great if it even hit half that and was still not completely dim.
post #17 of 8437
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by curtishd View Post

Color Wheel speed?
2D to 3D conversion?
Both horizontal and Vertical lens shift?
Can you compare it to the W7000?

Here are a couple of answers smile.gif

No 2D 3D conversion
only vertical lens shift
post #18 of 8437
Thread Starter 
And here one funny sharpness comparaison between the E-Shift 1 (JVC X70), The E-Shift 2 (JVC X55) and a new budget DLP full hd projector the BenQ W1070 wink.gif

JVC X70 E-SHIFT 1 :

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BenQ W1070 :

benqpiqueetlettre.jpg

JVC X55 E-Shift 2 :

jvcpiqu.jpg


BenQ W1070 :

benqw1070piqu.jpg
post #19 of 8437
How much lens shift does it have? Can it be mounted on a shelf at screen height in the back of a room?
post #20 of 8437
Does the lens shift allow for the projector to be placed anywhere within the vertical viewable screen area? What is the lag?
post #21 of 8437
The deal breaker for me on this unit is the 3x color wheel. For me anyhow, 3x color wheels are rainbow city.
post #22 of 8437
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Originally Posted by uuddlrlrbass View Post

color wheel only 3x, pretty slow.
http://projektory.heureka.cz/benq-w1070/specifikace/#section
What ever happened to short throw lcd projectors. Seems like It's all dlp with slow color wheels, lots of rainbows.
Specs still under processing/construction.
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

The deal breaker for me on this unit is the 3x color wheel. For me anyhow, 3x color wheels are rainbow city.
From where do you guys get the 3x wheel speed ?

@ kraine
I have read your review in cinetson. Have you tested it with movie? Do you see any rainbow? Very obvious? I'm just worried about the color wheel speed.
Edited by Skylinestar - 10/27/12 at 9:33pm
post #23 of 8437
When will this be available in U.S.?
post #24 of 8437
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Does the lens shift allow for the projector to be placed anywhere within the vertical viewable screen area? What is the lag?

It's a very small vertical lens-shift and it's working only in a positive way + 30 cm to the top from the center of the optical engine.
post #25 of 8437
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Specs still under processing/construction.
From where do you guys get the 3x wheel speed ?
@ kraine
I have read your review in cinetson. Have you tested it with movie? Do you see any rainbow? Very obvious? I'm just worried about the color wheel speed.

The review isn't online for the moment skylinestar, at the best Tuesday or Wenesday next week. I'm nor rainbow sensitive (and this is why I love so much the DLP).

Tigerfan33 I have no idea for the US, but here in Europe, the W1070 is coming out by the end of November. Best price is in Germany 749 euros ! This is a deal breaker for a full hd DLP projector with 3D.
post #26 of 8437
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

It's a very small vertical lens-shift and it's working only in a positive way + 30 cm to the top from the center of the optical engine.

Thanks!
post #27 of 8437
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Does the lens shift allow for the projector to be placed anywhere within the vertical viewable screen area? What is the lag?

It's a very small vertical lens-shift and it's working only in a positive way + 30 cm to the top from the center of the optical engine.

Shelf mounted close to center of screen?
post #28 of 8437


How does this projector project? Straight on or with an offset? If it fires straight on with just 30cm of lens shift, ceiling mounting & tabletop placement will be impossible. The only possible way is to put it on a shelf or book case behind the seating position. With it behind the seating position and at a typical distance (13-15 feet from screen), the projected image is gonna be HUGE.
post #29 of 8437
Thread Starter 
It's more like the first one but only with the vertical movment from the center of the lens to the top and not the bottom.
post #30 of 8437
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post


How does this projector project? Straight on or with an offset? If it fires straight on with just 30cm of lens shift, ceiling mounting & tabletop placement will be impossible. The only possible way is to put it on a shelf or book case behind the seating position. With it behind the seating position and at a typical distance (13-15 feet from screen), the projected image is gonna be HUGE.

I am still confused on this as well. If we have a 100" screen for example, what is the vertical mounting range of the projector within the viewable area of the image that must be used in conjunction with the lens shift if doing a shelf/table mount?
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