Weird since their own measurements show the Benq to be equal or ever so slightly brighter in all modes except dynamic.
W1070/1075 = 1700/1800 cinema, and 2000/2100 dynamic
2040 = 1500 cinema, 1700 BrightCinema, 2200 dynamic
DLP also has the advantages of native on/off as well as ANSI contrast and sharpness which naturally lead to a more 3D-like depth to images particularly when the image is accurate (and the Benq is well-known for impressive accuracy at this price).
ProjectorCentral-"The W1070 has excellent native
sharpness, even after the projector's sharpness control
has been turned down (it defaults to a setting that is
slightly too high). Detail in HD material is displayed with
razor-sharp, pixel-perfect precision. And the W1070 does
this without a smart sharpening system or other detail
But, if their comments like your quote above manage to light a fire under Benq..all the better.
Hopefully both companies keep improving from eachother (and the Vivitek 1186)...unlike the lazy Benq new models that are coming out with nothing to add.
The 2040 and hw40 just proved you CAN have CFI and 2D-3D AND fast input (though not when in use), so I don't see why this is still a problem for Benq and Vivitek...especially with the prices the others demand for it mostly.
As for my screen stuff; I like the challenge of making it work with less than 400lumens..means a lamp-based PJ that calibrates eco-mode down to 700lumens should be able to get the same or better all the way through its lamp-aging. Or a 1400lumen model can fill a 140" screen and have it look as bright as my 98".
I keep letting MississippiMan convince me to go higher gain.