Originally Posted by tallnick
I know, right? That's why it seems to good to be true. All the "problems" of the w7000 (loud iris, poor native contrast, rainbows) seem to be improved on the w1070 and the price cut in half to boot. It looks like they just cut out the stuff everyone doesnt use (frame interpolation, detail enhancement, the iris, etc) but kept all the really good stuff and improved upon it. Is this possible? I hope so!
Personally I think it's foolish to "bake in" such image processing tech into a projector. Much better to use software and/or do all that on a separate processor upstream, which is independently upgradable.
I used this screen size calculator
that has a drop-down option for the BenQ w1070 and realized I will have to be sitting quite close to the projector to get a good mix of brightness, screen size, and seating distance in my place, which means I will probably be building the custom enclosure for noise reduction. I had an idea to place it at the far back of my loft (30 feet from the front wall), so it would be out of the way, but this projector can't throw that far, and besides it would be way too huge, too dim, etc. It appears as though the closest recommended seating distance is a bit in front of whereever you place the projector, as others here have mentioned, around 12-16 feet is ideal.
At 13 feet, with a 2.35 : 1 screen, it'll be around 100-120 inches of screen width. A ten-foot wide TV !!! I can't believe I'm about to get this, kind of crazy when you think about it. Also, this forum is great, the 2:35:1 aspect ratio is very do-able via PC settings, I'm definitely gonna try and build a SILVER screen and constant height setup eventually. So what if the projector is so cheap, that's all the more reason to upgrade it in a few years' time. I honestly don't see anamorphic lenses going away. Some people were mentioning C-stock UH480s for like $650? would love to get some links to that, I could even get that sooner rather than later.