Summary: Personal Experience Paid good money received bad reliabilty. Purchased over 5 years ago when just introduced. Total of 70 hours on lamp Remote broke / dicontinued Infra red sensor also out, discontinued Nice picture easy to use for 70 hours..then?
Summary: Personal Experience I needed a high quality short throw projector for an outside covered patio installation. I picked this up for $150 on eBay with a ceiling mount and monster cables,like brand new ( 1000 hrs). I am shooting on to a 92" screen and the picture is terrific, I watch concert DVD's and HD sports through 1080p component cables. It weight about 15 lbs so it is a bit heavy compared to new projectors.
Summary: Personal Experience I'v owned this projector for 5 years now and only use it for movie viewing in a theater room the picture to me is outstanding. Problems I only have 1300 hours on bulb and the unit now automatically shuts down and the red bulb warning light start blinking and you can not shut it down from the remote I have to climb up to the projector and shut it off at the switch or unplug it from the wall to reset it.
Summary: Personal Experience This is a very good projector, but the fan is way too loud. Has anyone done any modifications to make it quieter? If anyone has info on a successful fan replacement or fan modification, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Jason Problems Fan is way too loud.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for 13 months. The install wsa very easy but the picture quality is poor. I had noticed there was a fan noise issue after the projector was on for a short time (just assumed it was the due to the lamp generated heat). The picute was "dull" and I even changed the screen so it had a gain of 1.8, which did seem to help with the brightness (my HT room has no windows).
Summary: Personal Experience This is my third Pj now and I must say I am quite pleased. I used avia and forum users settings with unbelievable results. Truely an amazing machine with A little tweaking.It's fun to watch my friends jaws drop while wathing a 576p dvd image at 120". Still waiting for my dvdo hd to arrive. Problems I am probably being picky but it sometimes seems to have(for lack of better word) a foggy picture.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my 8700 for over a year now and I can't rave enough about it. I optimized it using AVIA and since then, HD is incredible. It got it's first big showing at Superbowl 39, and I can't keep my neighbors away ever since then. Problems None, nada, zip (knock on wood).
Summary: Personal Experience I bought my BenQ projector last August of 04' and was amazed at the quality of picture as compared to regular TV. I am still waiting to see HDTV from the projector as I was told it is great. I hope to have it by this summer as I live in a complex of Townhomes and we are under contract until that time. I paid $5200CDN for the projector and mount and $1300CDN for the daylite screen.
Summary: Personal Experience I praise this BenQ very high. The contrast ratio of 2500:1 , where most others are 2000:1 maks a huge visible difference ! My first thoughts when I took in out of the box was ...Wow ...wow...wow Not only great viewing pleasure , but easy on the eye aswell ! Full marks to BenQ on the PE8700 model !