Originally Posted by reybie
That is a tempting deal but your comment made me think twice about old firmware
. Is there really some obvious flaws with the old firmware that I should be concerned about? I'm satisfied with a good image and I'm replacing a 720P mits hd1000 so anything better than that picture I would not nitpick.
The fan issue seems like it could be a big deal if you're one of the people that has that issue.
It's not even so much about the deal breaker issue with me as it is just the fact that it's a new product, so you know that there will be some issues in the beginning. Some major, some minor, and the fact that you can't upgrade the firmware yourself is a huge turn off to me.
I'd like a giant screen experience in my house like yesterday, but I can't help but think, that for me at least, it might be prudent to just let the dust settle a little. Might end up with a cheaper price (not by much though if at all). Also might get a chance to see what Acer has up their sleeve. They usually have better black levels than BenQ.
I'm also even interested in seeing the W1500. I know it's supposed to be very similar to the W1070, at least with the limited info we have now, but from the pics, the design is different with no grills on the front. Considering that the W1070 has a light leakage issue with the front grills, I'm curious to know if maybe it's a non issue on the W1500. That could be worthwhile. Wireless HDMI solutions are very appealing to me, which is another thing that intrigues me about the W1500, and the Epson e's for that matter, but not really feeling 3LCD convergence, which is why I'm looking at DLP, despite lower contrast ratios.
Lastly, I'm holding out hope of a W8000 with a DC3, DI, and higher lumen numbers. That's probably a pipe dream though. Either way, it looks like a pretty good time to be in the market for a DLP PJ, and the W1070 isn't going anywhere.