A lot of you should find the forthcoming home projector comparison to be interesting.
In one corner, we're going to talk about BenQ's HT1075, a fine single chip DLP projector, and the successor to BenQ's popular W1070. It was launched over a year ago. We reviewed it last October (2014).
Interestingly, it is my understanding that the HT1075 is sold in the EU as the W1070+. In the US, the W1070 remains in the lineup along with the HT1075, but it would seem primarily on the strength of the W1070's reputation, that they keep it around, even if the HT1075 is slightly improved. Officially the HT1075 is $1199 in the US, but sells for less than $1000.
Taking on this popular projector that has a street price under $900 projector, is the latest price competitive entry from Epson. Epson announced two versions, the Home Cinema 2040 and the 2045. The 2045 offers built in Miracast wireless technology, which the HT1075 lacks. Both Epsons and the BenQ offer MHL.
I'll be comparing the BenQ to the HC2040, since in that regard, the feature sets are the more similar, but that gives the Epson about a $50-$100 price advantage based on a published "street price" of $749.
Both the BenQ and the Epson projectors claim 2200 white lumens, but different color lumen counts. We'll save those differences, and what it means for the comparison.