Summary: I spent about an hour playing around with this unit. I just couldn't get the brightness and details to be even comparable to my 2 years old LG CF181D. I found out that the unit was shipped with the old BenQ firmware that had brightness and black level issue.
Summary: I bought my projecter (BenQ W6000) from Amazon in September of 2010. It worked fine the first year but before the warranty was up, I had to send it back into the manufacturer to fix the Dynamic Black feature. The image was very dark and was only usable if I turned the Dynamic Black feature off.
Benq w7000 fails and had to be returned for a new item
24 January 2013
Summary: This projector is hit or miss. The one I had went to red power and red lamp mode and did not work at all. I have a very uncomfortable feeling about the purchase. I know others have had similar stories and even one other reviewer on Amazon.
Summary: I have owned this BenQ W7000 projector for several months now. Right out of the box, I was impressed with the projector; and with some minor calibration the picture quality is really something to see. All I can say is that it's like being at the movies but in the comfort of your own home.
Summary: The sale man from this company assured potential buyers this model sold on Amazon comes with the new firmware version 1.03. I bought one that manufactured in 11/2012 and it has FW version 1.0. Amazon sent me a replacement (the best customer service on Earth!
Summary: I have been using the projector now for several months. The first thing I watched on it was the 3D version of Hugo. I was blown away at just how good the 3D image looked. It was the general consensus of family members that this was true.
Summary: Saying this is a good projector doesn't tell you much if you've never experienced a home theater projector. I you're thinking of purchasing one, do some research as it's not as simple as just buying a TV.
Summary: The overall result has seemed pretty good, but honestly expected a little more. The brightness level 2D is good for a screen size of between 100 and 127 inches. Beyond this size might need to adjust the image away from the optimal calibration (very best).