Originally Posted by butie120 /t/1523674/maybe-no-biggie-but-refurb-benq-1070-for-677-direct-from-benq-com#post_24513405
Refurbished w 1070 from the benq website for $677. Maybe it's been listed before, but this is such a nice price I thought I would share.
Originally Posted by irrelevantPelic /t/1523674/maybe-no-biggie-but-refurb-benq-1070-for-677-direct-from-benq-com#post_24518847
That looks like a good deal, I see the Benq always recommended. Would you recommend it over the viewsonic pdj7820?
This comparison chart makes it looks like the viewsonic is better. It's also brand new on amazon and cheaper. So why the benq?
Originally Posted by irrelevantPelic /t/1523674/maybe-no-biggie-but-refurb-benq-1070-for-677-direct-from-benq-com#post_24519582
Thanks wormraper and butie120, looks like I might be changing my plans then. This would be my first projector, is it risky getting a refurbished projector vs. brand new? $677 is a very good deal... Just for the peace of mind alone though I might be willing to get it full price.
So more brightness doesn't = a better picture. For some reason I assumed the more lumens the better...
Will the benq1070 play 3D PC games, 3D blu-rays, and 3D video games on PS3? And on projector central it says, "~~ H-Sync Range 15.0 - 102.0kHz V-Sync Range 23 - 120Hz," does this mean it'll have 120Hz for gaming?
Originally Posted by irrelevantPelic /t/1523674/maybe-no-biggie-but-refurb-benq-1070-for-677-direct-from-benq-com#post_24519740
Thanks for the tip butie120. Why did you decide to go with the 1080st?
I checked it out and realized something I hadn't accounted for, and that was throw distance. At around 6 feet the 1080st will give me a 100 inch screen whereas the viewsonic and 1070 are only around 50-60. I might have only 6 feet, I might have a few more, but I don't have much room.
Is that why you decided to get the 1080st? Or are there other benefits? I might save up for that one instead.
edit: the 1080 is only $50 more on Amazon. Seems like a no brainer. I guess some people choose the 1070 if they have a large theater room and don't need the short distance? Otherwise why would anyone get the 1070, besides to save $50?
Originally Posted by wormraper /t/1523674/maybe-no-biggie-but-refurb-benq-1070-for-677-direct-from-benq-com#post_24519777
the 1080 is a short throw projector (the the acronym st) and is BASICALLY the same thing as the 1070 ....just with a much shorter throw range... it's meant for uber short rooms where you need a large screen with little distance. the average pj throw range is around 10-13 feet for a 110 inch screen. many, like the epson 8350 are longer. the 1070 is already a REALLY short throw projector where you can get a 120 inch screen at 10 feet