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). However, 3D brightness level is not entirely satisfactory for a 100 inch screen. The image feels rather dark in 3D (just uncomfortable).
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. The potential size of the image can easily dwarf even the largest HDTV sets.
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. As far as pic quality goes, compared to a TV, they are very comparable except you can go about as large as you want with a projector. If you can swing it, it's worth the investment.
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. However, when I first started watching the projector in 2D I noted some problems. The image lacked "pop" when compared with my Optoma HD80 and there were a lot of image enhancement artifacts, with certain material.
Summary: This was a "refurbished" item, and as such had 49 hrs. of use prior to my purchase. Evidently it was returned by the original buyer for whatever reason, but I have so far not found any negative features and was purchased at a considerable discount from the MSRP. The picture is bright and sharp, with considerable contrast and the 3D effects are amazing! I highly reccomend this product.
Summary: I received my BenQ W7000 on 3/26/13. I bought it strictly to watch 3D Blu-ray movies. I watch 2D movies on my Sony VPL-VW100. I paired the BenQ with a Oppo BDP-103 3D ready Blu-ray player. What i like the most about the BenQ is the brilliant colors and depth in the 3D mode. My projector sits on a cart so that i sit very close to it. The fan is very quite in low lamp mode, so sitting next to it is not a problem. The throw distance is not as short as with the Sony.
Summary: If you choose to buy from LCD Sales, please be alerted that the units are shipped to Latin America and then redistributed in Orlando, Fla. This negates the warranty. They are very prompt and accommodating but they leave that piece out of the small print. You might want to pay $50 more. Then there's the 3D DLP Link shutter glasses. Good luck finding those. While BenQ is very accommodating and customer friendly, THEY don't even have the glasses.
Summary: I have owned this projector since January of 2012, and I am very happy with it. You can expect the same superb quality as the BenQ 1080p DLP projectors line for the 2D as well as 3D images. You will need to buy DLP-Link shutter glasses, and after experimenting with various brands of glasses, I found that the ULTRA CLEAR brand worked the best for my home theatre (see my review of the glasses).