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BENQ W1070 3D DLP Projector 1080p HD £399.99 @ Richer sounds

£399.99 @ Richer Sounds
Absolutely phenomenal projector, best bang for buck for the under £1000 range. At £399.99 its a steal! Pros -1080P -3D - 2 HDMI ports - Shift Lens -Less prone to rainbow effect that optoma pro… Read More
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Absolutely phenomenal projector, best bang for buck for the under £1000 range. At £399.99 its a steal!

Pros
-1080P
-3D
- 2 HDMI ports
- Shift Lens
-Less prone to rainbow effect that optoma projectors suffer from
-shorter throw than average projector
-great to use during day and night
-bulb life is extremely long (6000 in eco) and replacement bulbs are £25 and complete lamps £35.
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Picked mine up earlier today, not ceiling mounted yet and thrown straight onto a light grey wall, however, I wanted to give some on the fence HUKD people a layman's overview.

It's fantastic - buy it. I was converted in minutes and can understand entirely why people choose these over TV's. In fact I've retired my 4K TV in favour of this, it's that good.

Blacks have a nice depth, we're not looking at £1000+ projector levels of blackness, but for the price, it's cracking. Motion and colour reproduction are so far superb.

I can't wait to break out some PC games; was going to pickup a GTX 1080 for 4K gaming but decided I wanted cinema sound, a massive image, movies, and a full HD graphics card instead (RX 480 Nitro 8GB) all for around the price of a single GTX 1080. I'll jump to 4K in a couple of years.

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Edited By: alltaken123 on Dec 27, 2016 20:37
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Got the last one earlier today from the Birmingham store. Took the 6 year guarantee since it seems pretty reasonable to me. It was noted that there are none showing on the system to be stocked going forwards from Benq as they ceased production but there are 1700+ In Richer stock so I'd expect these to be around this price again not long after the sale as a clearance deal.

Ever since nearly biting on the Costco deal on the optoma 141hdx a few months ago I've dived head first into projector research, comparing to an old 720p optoma I've been using, and after many many hours reading up and seeing demos, I've come to the following conclusion:

This is the best entry level (sub £500) projector out there. Fans of the 141x (and there are many, none of which I'm trying to provoke) generally have never owned a projector before and are quite rightly impressed with having an affordable big picture experience. Il sort of quote what the manager at richer sounds told me during a demo season:

In reality, all entry levels projectors compromise on quality in areas that the £2000+ Sonys excel in. So when you compromise a little to make a £1000 projector and more at £500 you can see when demoing what your getting (or not getting) for your money. Brightness, contrast ratio, fan noise, shadow detail, colour depth...it goes on and on, just like with tellys. The 141x however, compromises too much in all areas in the sub £500 market and isn't justifiable when compared in a demo to the w1070, or a optoma hd26, viewsonic 7827 and so on.

Benq are pretty much the only honest manufacturer when it comes to real world ANSI-measured specs, such as lumens and contracts ratio. Take the optoma and epson specs with a pinch of salt - when measured in real home environments with calibrated tools by 3rd parties they are nowhere what they have in controlled labs. If you suffer badly from the rainbow effect, perhaps go for a 3lcd projector such as the epson tw5300 but read reviews on that to fully understand it's pros and cons. If you occasionally see the rainbow effect but doesn't really affect you, this handles it well and keeps it to a minimal. If you don't know what RBE is, go see a demo and move your eyes around the picture and see if it's bothersome to you.

Read the reviews posted here, particularly by John Archer. He's clued up, honest and leaves detailed reviews focusing on pros and cons. Very good at comparing models that are similarly specced too.

Seriously consider using a screen. The difference was massive using a £20 100" screen from Amazon compared to a magnolia wall on my aging optoma dw318. Colours popped more, and ambient light was nowhere nearly as much of an issue as before for daytime viewing with curtains open. If ambient light is of no concern, then you probably needn't consider it as much but for me was worth it.

If you have multiple hdmi devices such as consoles, set top boxes, streamers etc then use an amp. They vary wildly in price depending on what you need, but for most folk a standard 5.1 receiver with 4 hdmis would be fine. And you needn't suffer the tinny, bass-less sound that comes from the majority of projector speakers.

I nearly paid the full £500 for it a couple months back, and again nearly bit at £449 over Black Friday but was holding out for a reduction on the 1070+ or 1080st as both offer a shorter throw and would be more versatile for use in smaller rooms should I move house soon but at £650-£750 are a significant jump up. At £399, this was a no-brainer.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I've imparted some useful information to someone.

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#1
Excellent projector.
Heat added
#2
Please excuse my ignorance, but how 'may' it come with a longer warranty if signing up to their vip newsletter? Thx.
#3
This is a great PJ, I owned one for almost 2 years, superb image for this price!
1 Like #4
wild84
This is a great PJ, I owned one for almost 2 years, superb image for this price!


Snap
#5
I was waiting for this or Optoma hd141x to come down in price. Now that it has come down in price there Optoma hd142x for £449. Can someone advise how benq compares with hd142x please. I dont have room size or walk size issue but I do want wireless connectivity. Thanks

http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/opto-hd142x

Edited By: Extrovert on Dec 25, 2016 19:33
1 Like #6
Same here. Had this a couple of years now and I absolutely love this projector. Every time I watch a film on it I can't help smiling. Looks stunning at 120 inches.
#7
Not sure whether to get this or the TH670? Seems like the extra £50 might be worth it?
1 Like #8
I am a VIP member already but there is a charge for the 6 yr warantee. has anyone ordered one of these?
#9
Is this projector watchable during day time?
1 Like #10
farazfastian
Is this projector watchable during day time?


yes
#11
farazfastian
Is this projector watchable during day time?


You mean without pulling the black out blinds or curtains?
2 Likes #12
Had this projector for 3 years. It is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It thrills me nightly, the 3D impresses me more than RealD 3D at VUE and ODEON and 2D image quality is strong too. Don't think; BUY IT. Watch it.....You're welcome.
#13
Hi guys, I've always fancied having a projector. Can I ask, my room is 12x12ft. Will a projector work in aroom this size, and can I connect it to my sky box. Cheers, Pat
#14
pat0000
Hi guys, I've always fancied having a projector. Can I ask, my room is 12x12ft. Will a projector work in aroom this size, and can I connect it to my sky box. Cheers, Pat

Yep
1 Like #15
I have this projecting to a 120inch screen. Its effin awesome.
#16
I have a BenQ 720 and it's mint, paid £260 for it

projects straight onto the wall but you would need to shut the curtains.

Also, I have it wired up to my Amp and speakers cos otherwise, the sound is not up to much.
1 Like #17
is the optima hd142x not a better projector for £60 more? and 3000 lumens ?
#18
InTheKnow444
I have a BenQ 720 and it's mint, paid £260 for it
projects straight onto the wall but you would need to shut the curtains.
Also, I have it wired up to my Amp and speakers cos otherwise, the sound is not up to much.

This one has a very loud built in speaker, and works well during the day 8)
#19
ben1974
is the optima hd142x not a better projector for £60 more? and 3000 lumens ?

the HD142x is an excellent projector too. It may be worth going instore to ask for a demo of both and see which one you prefer
#20
thecoolguy
ben1974
is the optima hd142x not a better projector for £60 more? and 3000 lumens ?
thanks, will do
the HD142x is an excellent projector too. It may be worth going instore to ask for a demo of both and see which one you prefer
have a look at the videos on youtube of the hd142x,wow,and its brighter, and 24 fps gaming, think i'll get the optoma
#21
I'm torn between this benq and the optoma HD142x.

Thoughts anyone?
#22
OPTOMA HD28DSE looks even better but 200 more!
#23
I would go for optoma HD142x, more lumens and better contract ratio!
#24
Worth mentioning that the Optomas have lesser connectivity options than the Benq. Even the more expensive 151x has only 1 hdmi port.
#25
No 6 year warranty and no lens shift was the reason I looked at the Viewsonic: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/viewsonic-pro7827hd-1080p-3d-dlp-projector-with-6-years-warranty-richer-sounds-2584957
1 Like #26
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't
#27
farazfastian
OPTOMA HD28DSE looks even better but 200 more!


I was looking at this projector. But it doesn't have MHL connectivity whereas the cheaper HD142x does.

EDIT: actually just realised the the HD28 does.

Now I am torn between the HD142x and the HD28

Edited By: popat13 on Dec 25, 2016 22:05: Made an error statement
#28
Very good bang for buck especially at thus price although I hope no one would seriously consider using the built in speaker
1 Like #29
Don't forget to check the throw ratio before choosing a projector. If you have a smaller room then the BenQ will fill better if you want a larger image.

If you want to project a 120" image you'll need a room thats at least 11' 4" with the benQ. The Optima needs a room 13' 6" to project the same 120" image.
1 Like #30
popat13
farazfastian
OPTOMA HD28DSE looks even better but 200 more!
I was looking at this projector. But it doesn't have MHL connectivity whereas the cheaper HD142x does.

I'll be hooking chromecast with it anyway!
#31
tazinio
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't


This Benq W1070 does not have lens shift.

Edited By: my-planet on Dec 25, 2016 22:16: .
1 Like #32
my-planet
tazinio
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't
This Benq W1070 does not have lens shift.

Yes it does
#33
had mine for 3 years just fitted a new bulb as the old one went bang, bought the wireless kit so no need for 2x15mtr leads anymore and yes it can be watched in the day or summer time with curtains blinds shut of course, warranty excludes the lamp. fan can be noisy on start up, but quitens after a few minutes.speaker is rubbish but mine is hooked up to 5.1 surround sound for tv and 3d film viewing.


Edited By: bbbking on Dec 25, 2016 22:26
#34
popat13
farazfastian
OPTOMA HD28DSE looks even better but 200 more!
I was looking at this projector. But it doesn't have MHL connectivity whereas the cheaper HD142x does.
EDIT: actually just realised the the HD28 does.
Now I am torn between the HD142x and the HD28

I'm in the same boat, will pop to richersound store tomorrow to decide :)
#35
Bbbking where did you get your bulb from I'm needing a new one for mine. I agree with everyone's thought. Got this model about 3 years ago and use it for everyday use on a 92" screen. Everything is better on a larger size screen.
1 Like #36
Newuboy
Bbbking where did you get your bulb from I'm needing a new one for mine. I agree with everyone's thought. Got this model about 3 years ago and use it for everyday use on a 92" screen. Everything is better on a larger size screen.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HWO-Lamp-5J-J7L05-001-W1070-W1080ST/dp/B017D9SO2G/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1482709006&sr=8-7&keywords=w1070+bulb
#37
jaypr
my-planet
tazinio
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't
This Benq W1070 does not have lens shift.
Yes it does

the W1070 has a manual shift lense, just on the top of it, need a flathead screwdriver to adjust it.
#38
thecoolguy
jaypr
my-planet
tazinio
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't
This Benq W1070 does not have lens shift.
Yes it does
the W1070 has a manual shift lense, just on the top of it, need a flathead screwdriver to adjust it.

I know, I have one.
1 Like #39
jaypr
thecoolguy
jaypr
my-planet
tazinio
This has 'lens shift' which the Optoma 141 doesn't
This Benq W1070 does not have lens shift.
Yes it does
the W1070 has a manual shift lense, just on the top of it, need a flathead screwdriver to adjust it.
I know, I have one.

was replying to tazinio, but seem to have quoted you instead oO
#40
pat0000
Hi guys, I've always fancied having a projector. Can I ask, my room is 12x12ft. Will a projector work in aroom this size, and can I connect it to my sky box. Cheers, Pat
Depends on the projector throw and the size of the screen. Use a projector throw calculator. http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator.htm

If the room is small you will be sitting closer to the screen and if the screen is too big,it won't be comfortable to watch the whole screen. You will need some head movements to see the entire screen

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