Originally Posted by dontadow
Last friday I took the plunge and replaced my Optoma e727 with the Benq w1070. . I had settled on 3 weeks ago getting the epson 3020 after doing almost no research outside. I talked to a coworker and he suggested I go to these boards, so I"ve been stalking them sense. I almost bought the comparable Acer, but the ordeal of sending my machine back to the company to be fixed like it should in first place seemed a bit much. Finally I found the Benq w1070 and have been impressed by what I"ve heard. Last night I got my package, opened it up and installed it in my basement.
I am so far very impressed. The difference between that and my optoma is like Night and Day. I had a bit of an issue with placement, as there was no way for me to zoom out, which meant i needed to place my machine about 3 feet closer than I had my optoma (or buy a larger screen).
The colors were very rich, and vibrant. The response time from my PS3 felt like it was as if I was playing Madden on any of my HDTVs. Now I am just waiting for the verdict on the best glasses to get (which I am already monitoring the other thread for).
Sound similar to me I replaced my ageing Optoma HD20 with the BenQ W1070 and as you say picture is Night is to Day!
I should say "Where is my Sunglasses?" This baby is very bright but in a living room where lighting control is somewhat limited . So it's great!
I still can't get over the SmartEco feature being enabled and I can't detect any pumping of the lamp brightness. I have only have about 20 hours on the lamp and pj so shall be watching but so far really GREAT.
Blacks are really good and certainly much better than the HD20. Color is vibrant and fan noise is much less! Very good shadow detail!
I really don't think anyone could do better for the money. BenQ really has a winner!
Date = Dec. 2012
Firm = 1.03
That's it for now. Got it ceiling mounted yesterday will have to make a little longer pole to center picture top-bottom on screen. I use 1!/2 pvc pipe with male npt thread caps works great and of course very adjustable.
The vertical offset adjustment was set all the way down, so no adjustment left there. If you are mounting you might want to check this screw adjustment so it is centered before mounting.
Next step is to get 3D glasses but am still researching to get the right one's.