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).
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 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".
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 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 !
Summary: Personal Experience Out of the box the image was excellent!. I had a "professional" come to my home to check the picture and his "calibration" yielded no better picture! He was so suprised that it had not been calibrated. My only adjustment was brightness turned down.
Summary: Personal Experience I must say, we are VERY impressed with this machine. It's attractive (which doesn't matter much as it hangs from a vaulted ceiling) and easy to use. The stunner though was how quickly this thing can be setup and display a stunning HDTV image.
Summary: Personal Experience Picked this up for about $3200, i was impressed with the colors and sharpness. I used to have a crapper projector before this and its certainly amazing. I like the RS232 control as well.
Summary: Personal Experience Love the BenQ PE8700+ in our tiny apartment. I have owned this projector since December and have it ceiling mounted. It is used as our primary telelvision, mostly for movies, often for MSNtv (webtv) and occasionally as a monitor for a laptop.