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Oct 20, 2014 6:23:21 PM
For under $1,000 the BenQ W1070 remains the best projector money can buy you.
It's $800 which is $70 more than it is on Amazon, but is still well within your budget.
There should be little in the way of 'mixed' reviews on this model. The reviews are strong. It has very good color, good contrast, low image noise. It is compliant with standard 3D sources such as 3D Blu-ray Discs, and 3D video games from the PS3. The PS3 will also playback Blu-ray 3D discs without a problem.
I use the W1070 on a 161" diagonal screen in my home, and it's a heck of a projector. As well, most users are reporting that the lamps are lasting up to and beyond 4,000 hours, which is spectacular.
The W1070 produces about 10" of diagonal for each foot of lens to screen distance, so a 100" diagonal can be hit from about 10'. It does have some zoom on it, so you can some flexibility in placement (not much). It must be placed about 2"-4" below the bottom of the screen, or about 2" to 4" above the top of the screen if ceiling mounted.
While there really are many other models out there, the W1070 has remained the best looking projector under $1,800 for quite a while. Truly - the best for the money! The jump you will find is significant.
Oct 1, 2014 9:07:23 PM
Upon the recommendations of this forum I bought a W1070 for my home theater. It was working great for about half an hour out of the box but is now displaying a message that goes as follows:
"Please write down the recall code, and contact BenQ Customer Center"
(followed by a 10-digit number)
This is the screen that you can pull up by holding 'Auto' while trying to enter the boot-up password. I got around it briefly and reset the password to 111111, and then checked that it was indeed disabled. It was. But this message pops up and if I hit 'Menu/Exit' to make it go away it comes right back up. During all this it's projecting the image and the audio's fine. Just with a big annoying message in the middle of the screen.
My theory is that the Auto button on the projector itself is stuck down, somehow. Has anyone else had this issue? I can't even turn it off without cutting the power, which seems like a bad idea...
EDIT: I was able to properly shut it down by hitting the power button on the projector then the remote. Booted back up and it's doing the same thing.
EDIT2: Definitely something wrong with the projector's keypad. The power button doesn't start it up from standby, I have to use the remote. When it's on I can dismiss the message and hold another button on the keypad - it won't reappear until the button is released.
Sep 5, 2014 9:25:10 AM
Hey everyone. Was excited to get my BenQ W1070, hooked it up directly to Satellite to test, and it looked great. Great picture on it. Installed to ceiling, hooked up to my Sony STR-DH550 AVR, and nada. Direct to Sat TV, works fine. AVR out to a TV, works fine. Have tried 3 different HDMI cables, seated and reseated them, and turned the units on in all different orders. Tried both HDMI input ports. W1070 says "Source Searching" for a minute or two, then "No Signal".
Again, W1070 works fine direct to SatTV and Bluray. AVR works fine with a LCD TV. I'm at a loss. Anyone got ideas, please?
Are there AVR units this Projector is incompatible with, or vice versa?
I should mention we had a lightning strike which apparently blew out the previous projectors HDMI port. The receiver didn't seem to be affected, like I said it works with a TV, but who knows...
Aug 19, 2014 8:15:07 PM
Hi Newbe here
Hello to all fellow projectionist
Will this work ?
Trying to mount my a Draper a Clarion 94 in fixed screen
On this whiteboard stand
So I can more it around
What are you thoughts
Only. $99 total so not a big cost
How would you attached it ?
Aug 10, 2014 11:32:30 PM
My name is Jome and I am new to the forums, although I have been browsing for the past year or so now. I ended up buying the BenQ w1070 after the information I have gathered here.
My situation is that I am about to move in with a room mate and I will be putting my projector in the living room and I am just trying to figure out how I will set everything up as I am a novice and dont know limitations.
Initially I have had my PC connected to the Projector and just streamed my videos directly to it. In this situation I dont have a laptop so I was planning on putting my computer in my bedroom.
So really I am just asking for advice in terms of what would be the smart thing to do. Should I just run a long HDMI cable to the living room? My room mate said we should try chrome cast, but I read that it would require a power source. Since this is an apartment I want to avoid as many wires going up and down the walls as much as possible.
Also, I was planning on buying an AV reciever and was wondering if I connected the receiver to the network and connected the hdmi out into the projector, would it be able to pull videos off of a network? (this may be a question for an AV forums, but I thought I would give it a shot here) I dont know if this will degrade video quality at all or not.
Any advice would be appreciated!
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