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Help help help choosing between Optoma hd50/HD161X or Benq W1070 at the same price

Hi everyone I am asking you for a urgent help about which projector choose. I can have them at the same price $330 and I can’t decide. The main use would be movies in a dark rooom 100” screen. A very simple set. I am grateful for any suggestions. Thank you
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I like the BenQ of those 3 with the RGBRGB color wheel. Are these new projectors or used?

For 375 you can still buy a refurb Viewsonic Pro7827HD-S straight from Viewsonic. The model number without the –S is the original now discontinued number. I have this projector and it has some nice features the BenQ doesn’t.

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These are both old discontinued projectors. The HD50 should be the better projector as it also has an RGBRGB wheel and FI as a bonus. If the are used projectors its a crap shoot as to what one is the best.
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Thank you very much. Yes they are both used. Each $300 same price. The Optoma with less hours on bulb while the BenQ just a thousand. I don’t know what to do, I am a little confused.
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Thank you very much. Yes they are both used. Each $300 same price. The Optoma with less hours on bulb while the BenQ just a thousand. I don’t know what to do, I am a little confused.


The Optoma is the higher level projector so if it's in good shape that's the one I would pick.

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Thank you for all your suggestions. I ended up in buying the Viewsonic refurbished as suggested by a member straight from the factory. I hope it is a good unit because after taxes and shipping it comes up to $450. I hope I did the right thing. I needed some built in speakers due to the present situation and the Optoma doesn’t offer this option
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Hi I still need a help! Which is better a Benq HT2050 with 1200hrs on bulb or a factory refurbished Viewsonic pro 7827hd each at $440 including shipping? I would really appreciate any advice I have to close as soon as possible. Thank you infinitely
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I go for the one with the best warranty.

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Well the Viewsonic offers just a 3 months warranty and the other projector the BenQ is a used from a private seller with no warranty. Same price, Viewsonic factory refurbished the other perfect condition with 1200 hrs on bulb. Thank you
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Please I need some advice to do the right choice and avoid unpleasant return of the projectors. Thank you very much
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Both projectors are very similar in performance unless you know the seller personally and know the history of the projector why would you gamble on a USED projector over a factory certified refurbished projector with at least some warranty for the same price.

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Yes the refurbished one looks like a more safe deal. I don’t know the owner of the used BenQ. My only concern is about the Viewsonic noisy fan pointed out by many user. I am going to place the projector just over my head... do you have any experience with this projector?
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