Originally Posted by scottyroo
The W1070 and 8350 are both hyped projectors due to their value. Along with the hype comes high expectations and with a lot of people buying them if there are issues you might as well get a megaphone and pass it around. From what I've read the main complaints about the W1070 don't have anything to do with the image, rather the fan and light leakage seem to be afterthoughts on the projector. I love the image performance and that hype is justified for the projector, but with that value comes a few shortcomings. I don't think that should steer people away from buying it if the placement needs are met.
The fact that they offer great value would not and is not disputed amongst reasonable people. However, some people- on this very thread- have had issues with getting an image in the first place due to HDMI port issues. There have been a fair sum reporting vertical lines within the image and sent them back for exchange. The noise level, rattling fans, light leakage, etc are other items that some are experiencing, and crucially, others are not. A reasonable person could then conclude that is due to poor design, variations in components and/or construction quality/consistency/methodology. More imperatively, this is a very young product...things can get better or worse from here, but, unless FW -related, it almost certainly would need to occur from a n R&D or fabrication standpoint.
Again, I didn't state what I did to chew up the 1070...just to relay that it's- from my reading anyway- is suffering from more "ills" per user than other PJs in or near its price class. Could it be due to its substantially lower price tag? Maybe, maybe not. But there are- many times- real consequences to engineering and producing similar items at substantially lower costs, and I don't need to litter this thread with them and bore people with items that they're likely very much already familiar with.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 2/18/13 at 11:31am