Originally Posted by Pehu
If it is a 1000 dollars worth it only you can say. The W5700/HT5550 does likely have better picture uniformity due to better lens system, better contrast and probably slightly better blacks (due to different dynamic iris). And it has better placement options due to the zoom and lens shift. It is also less noisy. It's not all good though: I think the W2700 puts out ~10% more lumens.
Another projector in the same price range you may want to take a look at is the Epson TW-9400/UB6050.
thanks i will look into it.
the problem with the w2700 is that i dont like i cant 100% factory reset the projector. it does not have as large zoom as benq w1070 that i wanted to upgrade from. therefor it projects around the borders of the screen.
black levels are really not that great. after 7 years ( when i bought w1070 ) i thought it would have improved. overall picture quality is nice though when you have a scenes that are shot during daytime.
i piad 1000 dollars for benq w1070. i pay 1500 dollars for benq w2700. but i dont think that 500 dollars extra is worth it compared to what you get. also i have no way to test if HDR works yes or no. i tried a 4K.Ts file i downloaded to check it. but the mediaplayer inside does not recognise it.
also in the manual it does not state that the usbstick does not support exfat. i tested fat32 and ntfs that works but still. now i would not use the mediaplayer in the projector for using it except for testing video files to see for example if a i have a faulty hdmi cable etc. but if it hardly plays any files. its basically worthless. also there is no explanation how to switch off audio or subtitles.
for 20 years i owned benq projectors. so thats why i wanted to give the more expensive one a test.
that said maybe its time to go for a different brand. that new optima that comes out with 1080p 4K input in april sounds nice too. to me 4K does not make that much difference compared to 1080p. however HDR does make a lot of difference. so 1080p with hdr sounds great to me.
will check out that epson for sure.