The Art of Home Theater Projectors

BenQ W1070 projector review posting tonight

Greetings Everyone.

This W1070 review is coming.  Lori’s already doing first proofing of most pages.  We’re heading out to celebrate a close friends birthday, and when we return in a few hours, I’ll start writing the Summary page.

With luck the review will be posted between 11:30 and 1:am tonight.

People, even if the review isn’t worth the wait, the W1070 is.  Consider:This is a pretty amazing projector for the money.  I can’t think of a better one.  Oh, as you all know already, it doesn’t have the black levels of the better $2500+ projectors, and it certainly lacks a lot of advanced features, such as CFI and (lately) smart dynamic contrast systems like Sony’s Reality Creation.

But, it calibrates (with Brilliant Color On) at over 1700 lumens, and that’s with our conservative measurements.  3D is real good, and the calibration looks excellent.

BTW as I mention multiple times in the review.  I got sloppy yesterday, the projector wasn’t perfectly focused when I shot the HDTV and mode images.  I’ll try to replace those when I get back from CES, but, there are plenty of really sharp images there.

OK, I’m getting back to it.    Stay tuned!  -art

News And Comments

  • Robert


    I am wondering if you are going finish the W1070 review (mostly the competitors page). I have noticed on past reviews you sometimes get busy and never update. It would add credibility to the site if you updated these review to state that competitors are discussed in the performance section or just not performed for this model.

    I liked the review as is, and am thinking of installing a w1070 instead of the HD33 I was previously considering.


  • Denny

    Hi Art —-
    Things seem to be pretty busy on your end but I was wondering how the Competitors Page for the BenQ W1070 is coming along?
    Thanks for all you do — this is a great site for information!

  • Darwin

    Hi Art,

    I just got the W1070.. and noticed that I get dizzy on fast moving (camera panning) scenes.. Is this what the CFI is for? If so, are there settings on the W1070, even just to minimize the effect on these fast transitions?


    • Lisa Feierman

      Hi Darwin. I don’t know of anything that should make anyone dizzy, unless perhaps the rainbow effect. Are you seeing flashes of color, when bright objects move against dark backgrounds or the reverse. I’ve just never heard of the rainbow effect making anyone dizzy. Have you figured anything out yet? CFI should smooth out the motion a bit. Ask someone else to look at it. Are you sitting really close? Most people don’t like sitting in the first few rows at a movie theater, too much motion.