Originally Posted by scottyroo
I initially posted issues with rattling fan noise on a December and January build BenQW1070. The February build replacement has held up very well and has been extremely quiet so far. Hopefully BenQ worked out some of their QC stuff since then.
I think when you get a good one you get a good one - regardless of build date. I originally bought a Dec. 2012 W1070 that was perfect - except it had a lot of brightness flickering with firmware v. 1.03. I contacted BenQ and they swapped my unit for another. I got a Jan. 2013 build with firmware 1.04 as a replacement. It had a fair bit of "flare" on the lef side of the screen (a greenish white smearing you could see beside and above white text). They replaced this unit with a Feb. 2013 build with 1.04 firmware . . . when I saw that it was a Feb. build I was hopeful . . .
It turned out that the image from the Feb. projector was way worse than the one before . . . so I decided to send back the Feb. 2013 unit in favor of keeping the one prior with the flare. The Feb. 2013 projector did a great job with sharpness to the bottom half of the image. The top half was really soft looking . . . when I would look closely you could see the pixel structure was obvious where the pic was sharp and almost invisible in the top half due to how soft the pic was.
Even though I have had a couple of issues (as others have), the projector for the $$$ is remarkable. A lot of folks have complained about the build quality, lack of certain features and BenQ requiring better quality control. Considering that their support has been excellent, I can't fault them for offering such a great looking picture for about a grand. I've had Epson product, and I can tell you that even their higher priced units suffer from worse problems than I have seen with this BenQ model.
One question: What does the BenQ revision number mean?