Ordered direct from BenQ in July, the box I got says manufactured in May, hw rev 02-101, see photo.
Interesting stickers regarding various firmware revisions right there on the outside of the box.
Speaking of stickers, the box had obviously been resealed, there was a new clear sticker over the sliced open clear sticker.
The unit inside appeared totally fine, just as one would expect if they had never visited this forum. As it was, I gave it a really really close inspection and it was still fine, dare I say perfect. They could possibly improve things by having everyone who touches the thing wear cotton gloves right up until sealing the box, since that awesome brushed metal front panel material seems prone to showing a bit of handling (if, say, you're really fastidious and you breathe on it to expose smudges :> ). Anyway the lens was pristine.
The proof of course is in the operation of the unit. I'll turn it on when it gets dark. For now, just enjoying the usual unboxing fun.
Having created a few calibration reports in my life, can I just say the piece of paper in the box is not especially meaningful. It's a nice touch and is entirely consistent with their marketing message surrounding color accuracy, but you wouldn't hold it up as proof of a serious "calibration".
Ok since we're all friends here and it's a slow news day I just had to share the results of my research into the totally mysterious rebus printed on the case right next to the lens. RG2? Huh? Never heard that one before. I googled it. It stands for Risk Group 2. Upshot, don't look into the lens when the projector is running. Which the rebus might have conveyed better by leaving out the RG2 part. Thank you so much for that warning. Not just unnecessary but totally cryptic to boot.
More info (in plain English) on risk groups: