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BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector EXPIRED

kats312 23 January 24, 2014 at 06:27 PM in Free Shipping (6) More Frys Deals
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Promoted 01-26-2014 at 08:07 AM View Original Post
Fry's has BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector for $779. Must add to cart for the sale price. Shipping is free. Thanks kats312

Amazon also has BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector for $779. Shipping is free. Thanks mudslide03 [Discuss]

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that the BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector is $120 lower (13% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $899 to $1039. - yuugotserved

Deal Editor's Note: For an in-depth review of this projector, head over to CNET, PC Magazine and Expert Reviews. - yuugotserved

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Edited January 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM by DeividdoSama
Hi all,
I was on the lookout for a decent projector, and just placed an order for BenQ W1070 3D projector from frys.com for 779$ shipped.
Their website seems to be behaving oddly, and you may have to call them at 1-408-350-1484 to place the order via phone. Also, walmart.com was willing to do a price match, but they were charging me tax extra, so I went with frys.com.

http://www.frys.com/product/75338...IN_RSLT_PG

Amazon has this item listed for 875$ (http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-...benq+w1070).

The lowest it went was for $749 a month or so ago from amazon.

Cheers !

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#31
Quote from fiftythreefly View Post :
just bought this last month for $800 on amazon so this is a great deal.

projector is AWESOME.

my only issue is with the 3D. I use a wdtv hd live and the 3D worked on my mitsubishi DLP but for some reason it won't work with this projector.

anyone know why? or what type of media player i should buy instead of the wdtv?

thanks!

Read last 10 pages [avsforum.com] or so (or the entire tread). Most likely, you have to change some of the settings.



To OP: Thumbs up!! I can now remove my alert for BenQ Wink
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#32
Great deal. Anyone debating a PJ vs a big panel...JUST DO IT!
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#33
Quote from talkaboutdeals View Post :
Great deal. Anyone debating a PJ vs a big panel...JUST DO IT!
Amazon price matched it... it is now down to same price at amazon too - $779
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#34
Quote from ebizash View Post :
Amazon price matched it... it is now down to same price at amazon too - $779
i am in NJ .have to pay tax. frys seem to be better option
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Quote from talkaboutdeals View Post :
Great deal. Anyone debating a PJ vs a big panel...JUST DO IT!
I'm really on the fence here. While I'm considering some of the deals on half way decent 70" LCDs that pop up from time to time (there was a Sony one for ~$1600 or $1700 the other day and some similar deals on M series Vizios), one thing I don't like about projectors is the bulb replacement (which will come fairly often with as much as our TV is on). An alternative is the LED or laser hybrid ones, but there hasn't been many of them to come out reasonably priced or ones geared for home theater use (1080P). BTW, 3D isn't important to me, but would like low input lag for gaming. Seating is about 14' back so I'm thinking something around a 100" screen would feel right. Also was considering an acoustically transparent screen (so I can mount the center channel behind it), but dismissed that idea since they have some issues. I think I'll be happy with the center channel placed on top of my current TV stand. I'm aIso leaning toward a fixed screen so there's no issues with the screen curling over time. All this would be going in a living room, but it has controlled light for the most part (just a little ambient light comes in through the heavy blinds in the daytime). I would prefer ceiling mount for my application from a downstem (would have to clear a ceiling fan) and probably will mount the thing 12-13' from the screen. I think that covers all bases. I found this [amazon.com] and this [amazon.com]. The Acer sounds like the better of the two going by the limited professional reviews I could find. Anyone have any ideas/input? TIA.
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I got into it with Amazon last night regarding pricematching Fry's. I wake up and they changed the price.
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This will have a recurring cost of $200 per 3000 hrs - 5000 hrs run. Not as good as the LG plasma in daylight.
I use this for my main "TV", had one for almost one year now.

With 3000hrs, let's say you have it on for 2h a day on average, that's 1500 days, or more than 4 years.

So $50 bucks recurring cost a year to have 100"+ screen. I'm in. If you get lucky and go up to 5000 hours, that's couple years more.

Only reason why I could consider going back to small TVs if there was absolutely no way to make the room dark. And then I'd rather move to new place than stay there.

Tip for the buyers, don't skimp on a good screen. It makes big difference on the image quality. I have fixed screen, high contrast finish with black heavy velvet framing. Looks awesome.

Taken with cell phone last weekend, so don't judge the screen picture quality from this:
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#38
Quote from tpatana View Post :
Tip for the buyers, don't skimp on a good screen. It makes big difference on the image quality. I have fixed screen, high contrast finish with black heavy velvet framing. Looks awesome.
Yeah, I just started researching projectors recently (daunting task) and screen selection seems just as important as selecting projectors. Not only are there high, low, and negative gain screens, but also different colors you can get as well. For example, a grey screen is supposed to help out with contrast (blacker blacks) but isn't as bright. Going with a too high of a gain kills the viewing angle which is more important the bigger you go (you want the colors and brightness to be uniform as your eyes scan across the screen). And it sounds like you went in the right direction with a fixed screen as the roll up ones sound like they tend to stretch and curl up on the sides after time. I'm really leaning toward something like the Acer k750 though (hybrid laser/LED) if I go the projector route because it would be on a lot. Plus I don't want any rainbows with action films/video games.
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I'm really on the fence here. While I'm considering some of the deals on half way decent 70" LCDs that pop up from time to time (there was a Sony one for ~$1600 or $1700 the other day and some similar deals on M series Vizios), one thing I don't like about projectors is the bulb replacement (which will come fairly often with as much as our TV is on). An alternative is the LED or laser hybrid ones, but there hasn't been many of them to come out reasonably priced or ones geared for home theater use (1080P). BTW, 3D isn't important to me, but would like low input lag for gaming. Seating is about 14' back so I'm thinking something around a 100" screen would feel right. Also was considering an acoustically transparent screen (so I can mount the center channel behind it), but dismissed that idea since they have some issues. I think I'll be happy with the center channel placed on top of my current TV stand. I'm aIso leaning toward a fixed screen so there's no issues with the screen curling over time. All this would be going in a living room, but it has controlled light for the most part (just a little ambient light comes in through the heavy blinds in the daytime). I would prefer ceiling mount for my application from a downstem (would have to clear a ceiling fan) and probably will mount the thing 12-13' from the screen. I think that covers all bases. I found this [amazon.com] and this [amazon.com]. The Acer sounds like the better of the two going by the limited professional reviews I could find. Anyone have any ideas/input? TIA.
Wish I could give you some better insight, but from past reviews I read on pure LED/Laser projectors, you need to spend around $3000 to get the same quality of the $1500-$2000 DLP/LCD projectors. Even at that price the projector probably will not be a full 1080P. The PRO9000 got mediocre review by projector central which I trust their opinion a lot. That is a full 1080P projector but it has a lot of short coming per their review.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/v...review.htm

I got a way cheaper viewsonic 1080 projector for $600ish and I could not be happier, I like it better then my plasma, and looks just as sharp as my brothers Samsung LCD. But I got around a 100" screen which makes everyone very jealous.
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Wish I could give you some better insight, but from past reviews I read on pure LED/Laser projectors, you need to spend around $3000 to get the same quality of the $1500-$2000 DLP/LCD projectors. Even at that price the projector probably will not be a full 1080P. The PRO9000 got mediocre review by projector central which I trust their opinion a lot. That is a full 1080P projector but it has a lot of short coming per their review.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/v...review.htm

I got a way cheaper viewsonic 1080 projector for $600ish and I could not be happier, I like it better then my plasma, and looks just as sharp as my brothers Samsung LCD. But I got around a 100" screen which makes everyone very jealous.
Yeah, which is why I was leaning more toward the Acer one. While it isn't expensive now, it was much higher when it was released (now discontinued) so don't put too much stock into the price tag. And it is 1920x1080. One other plus that these hybrid projectors have, is that they eliminate any rainbow effects (at least for the most part). I'm just in the looking/planning sages of this and I still may just go with a large TV if I find an offer too good to refuse.
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Quote from RyanL View Post :
I'm really on the fence here. While I'm considering some of the deals on half way decent 70" LCDs that pop up from time to time (there was a Sony one for ~$1600 or $1700 the other day and some similar deals on M series Vizios), one thing I don't like about projectors is the bulb replacement (which will come fairly often with as much as our TV is on). An alternative is the LED or laser hybrid ones, but there hasn't been many of them to come out reasonably priced or ones geared for home theater use (1080P). BTW, 3D isn't important to me, but would like low input lag for gaming. Seating is about 14' back so I'm thinking something around a 100" screen would feel right. Also was considering an acoustically transparent screen (so I can mount the center channel behind it), but dismissed that idea since they have some issues. I think I'll be happy with the center channel placed on top of my current TV stand. I'm aIso leaning toward a fixed screen so there's no issues with the screen curling over time. All this would be going in a living room, but it has controlled light for the most part (just a little ambient light comes in through the heavy blinds in the daytime). I would prefer ceiling mount for my application from a downstem (would have to clear a ceiling fan) and probably will mount the thing 12-13' from the screen. I think that covers all bases. I found this ["http] and this ["http]. The Acer sounds like the better of the two going by the limited professional reviews I could find. Anyone have any ideas/input? TIA.
I have a w1070 and am running it on low power (normal and eco mode are both TOO bright in my living room lol) so I think they say I should get something like 5000 hours out of my bulb. 5000 hours is a long time imo plus when you buy a new bulb its like instantly getting a new tv (compared to the dimmed down bulb you had been using) plus bulbs will probably be a little over a $100 by the time you would need one from now.

FWIW I sit 14 and a half feet back and am using a 135" screen. I would have liked to have gone bigger but I ran out of wall space lol. Your plan for a 100" at 14ft is too small. Go at least 120" or bigger.
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I have a w1070 and am running it on low power (normal and eco mode are both TOO bright in my living room lol) so I think they say I should get something like 5000 hours out of my bulb. 5000 hours is a long time imo plus when you buy a new bulb its like instantly getting a new tv (compared to the dimmed down bulb you had been using) plus bulbs will probably be a little over a $100 by the time you would need one from now.

FWIW I sit 14 and a half feet back and am using a 135" screen. I would have liked to have gone bigger but I ran out of wall space lol. Your plan for a 100" at 14ft is too small. Go at least 120" or bigger.
Well, I don't want too big as I plan to game on it some. Seriously though, I couldn't sit that close to such a big screen without getting nauseated. When I go to the movies, I usually sit more toward the rear. I don't know how some people sit so close. And I'm sporting a 52" TV right now in my living room so 100" would be a nice step up for me. Actually I don't think that I could go too much bigger than 100" as I have book shelves on both sides of the tv and plus there's speakers there too. I know that there's acoustically transparent screens you can get and pull down screens, but they each have problems that go with them. I was really leaning toward a ~100" screen if I do get a projector. I may be able to squeeze something slightly larger than 100", but not by much.
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Yeah, I just started researching projectors recently (daunting task) and screen selection seems just as important as selecting projectors. Not only are there high, low, and negative gain screens, but also different colors you can get as well. For example, a grey screen is supposed to help out with contrast (blacker blacks) but isn't as bright. Going with a too high of a gain kills the viewing angle which is more important the bigger you go (you want the colors and brightness to be uniform as your eyes scan across the screen). And it sounds like you went in the right direction with a fixed screen as the roll up ones sound like they tend to stretch and curl up on the sides after time. I'm really leaning toward something like the Acer k750 though (hybrid laser/LED) if I go the projector route because it would be on a lot. Plus I don't want any rainbows with action films/video games.
Yup. This is my 4th projector and also fourth screen. Previous 3 screens were roll-ups, and they always curl up at least some amount. Some of those you didn't notice unless you knew where to look, but after you notice them once, then you know where to look...

So if it's manageable (space/room-wise), I'm totally favoring fixed. And yes, slightly below 1.0 gain with high contrast gray. I think mine was 0.85.

This is my first DLP projector, and when setting up the PJ the rainbows were really striking. I was almost crying. But after ~15 minutes they started to tone down, and after couple movies I don't notice them unless I really try to see them, and even then it needs to be special scene where the rainbows come easier. Not sure if it was the PJ or my brain that got adjusted, but I'm happy now Smilie
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Can anyone tell me how this can be close to Optoma HD131xe when xe has 18000:1 contrast ratio vs 10000:1 on w1070 and Xe also is 2500 lumens vs 2000 on w1070?
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#45
I'm a projector newbie. Just started reading up on it. I'm concerned about this not having lens shift--if I can't mount this to my ceiling perfectly in the middle, will the image be distorted if its 6-8" off?
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