Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Originally Posted by aohus
Yup. People are ignoring the Optoma HD25 which can do 20,000:1 contrast ratio compared to the W1070's 10k:1 ratio.
At this point, I'd recommend the Optoma HD25 due to this alone.
Here is also a comparison of black levels between the HD25 and the W1070.
You can buy the Optoma HD25 for $977. It was $949 just the other day. So the price is steadily going up.
If I'm in the market now, I'd go for that Optoma HD25. I'm currently a W1070 owner and not able to return
since I bought it over 30 days ago now.
You do realize that neither of those units are going to hit those (native) contrast numbers, right?
...additionally, I believe the BenQ has a faster color wheel: that's important if rainbows are an issue.
The BenQ is also smaller, lighter, has lens shift - and the red overlay you see in that video in 3D is part of DLP-Link and is eradicated by the 3D glasses. Some reviewers have even noted higher fan noise from the Optoma than from the BenQ; though this may be fixed in more recent firmware.
The only significant benefit to the HD25 over the W1070 is 'claimed' contrast, and support for RF 3D glasses (which is pretty cool, I guess).
I'd still like to see an official comparative review between them, since the HD25 is definitely a competitor to the W1070... It looks like BenQ may have started something of a price war ;-)