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I am looking to upgrade my projector. I am currently looking at a Optoma 1080Darbee and a Benq W1070. The Optoma is used and it is being sold for 160. The Benq is new and being sold for $350. Which one is a better buy and why. I do not know the current room dimensions so I do not know if short throw will be needed. Just based on the specs. I want to get the best for the money. Please explain why you picked it.
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What projector are you upgrading from? The long discontinued w1070 in its day was a well reviewed projector so if its new it must be an old stock leftover. All the entry level Optomas have a 2x non RGBRGB color wheel and are more prone to RBE. I would always recommend the BenQ's 4x/6x RGBRGB color wheel over the Optomas but some people love the them and swear by the Darbee but it can always be purchased separately as an add on to any projector.

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What projector are you upgrading from? The long discontinued w1070 in its day was a well reviewed projector so if its new it must be an old stock leftover. All the entry level Optomas have a 2x non RGBRGB color wheel and are more prone to RBE. I would always recommend the BenQ's 4x/6x RGBRGB color wheel over the Optomas but some people love the them and swear by the Darbee but it can always be purchased separately as an add on to any projector.
i will b upgrading from an epson powerlite 81. not a good one at all.
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I would be wary of a "new" W1070 as that model was last manufactured about 2 years ago. If you can trust the seller that the W1070 is really new and unused in an unopened box then $350 is a decent deal. As @rekbones said the newer BenQ models are generally rated higher overall than comparable Optoma models. For example, the current BenQ HT1070A doesn't cost a lot more than that old W1070 and will outperform it.

If a Darbee processor has value to you then you could buy an HT1070A plus an add-on Darbee DVP-5000S for less than the cost of an Optoma with a built-in Darbee. If by 1080Darbee you mean the GT1080Darbee that's a very short throw model so quite different from the standard throw BenQ models. It would need to be mounted much closer to the screen which may or may not fit your needs.
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I would recommend Benq W1070.
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Given your budget have you thought about a refurbished unit.

https://www.viewsonic.com/us/pro7827hd-s.html

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