BenQ delivers a beautiful home cinema experience on a budget
3 days ago
Summary: Black levels are respectable and brightness is adequate for rooms that aren't light sealed, but shadow detail is somewhat lacking and no amount of tweaking will fix it in the presence of ambient light; either you're OK with that, or you black out the room. Properly calibrated, you can get respectable shadow detail under good conditions.
Pros: BenQ's W1070 projector delivers amazing picture quality for the price; costing around the same as a mid-range 55-60" TV, you get a sharp, quality picture of 100" or better. Supporting HDMI 1.4 and boasting a 1080p image processor, you get full HD quality and 3D support with 144hz DLP link glasses.
Cons: Now the bad stuff. First things first, the remote. It looks and feels cheap, like it comes with a knockoff $15 DVD player. It's functional, but hardly aesthetically pleasing. I personally don't mind, but it's worth noting.
Summary: Currently I have this projector ceiling mounted in my man-cave in the basement. The vertical and horizontal shift both work great for getting the screen centered perfectly. The projector can also project a grid on to the wall to help you get everything level. I have my cable box running into my Xbox One and the output on the Xbox One going to my W1070. I have my 7.1 surround sound going from the XBox one's optical port into my receiver. This setup seems to work great.
Very satisfied. Best in price range. Buy if this is your range.
J. McMurdie "postdoctoral research scientist", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I was nervous at first. My first projector, and really first large media display of any kind. The reviews and the value just seemed too good to pass, and my brother had already convinced me with his own setup that a projector could be a great option. I have to say I like this projector much more than I expected. This thing works great and was very easy to setup.
Has to be the best value in home theater projectors
Steven Jergensen, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I never take the time to rate or review products, but this projecter at this price cannot be be beat. I had a Panasonic projecter that was 3x the price and the quality of the BenQ bloss it away and it's half the size. The picture is outstanding. Every time turn it on my wife and I cannot believe it. Watching the World Series or college or pro football in HD it feels like you ard at the game. We watch on a 110" screen and it can't be beat.
Summary: The picture is nice and clear, the 3D works OK (never been a big fan of 3D, and this one did not blow me away), easy setup, nice remote, which is RF by the way, so even though I have my projector tucked away into a niche I don't have to find the right angle to get things to work, it works from anywhere within about 30-40 feet.
Summary: know what? the only thing I regret is not getting one earlier. hanging the 150" screen by myself was a chore but, all in all, it is sweet. of course, as in all projection based so darker room is better. I have Samsung 1080P flat screens through the house, in varying sizes, and this is just as sharp and clear as the largest one. also, the projector, screen, AVR, and speakers cost slightly less than my 52" Samsung purchased in 2009.