Benq 9H.J7L77.17E - W1070 DLP, 1080P Full HD Video Projector, Brightness 2000 ANSI, High contrast ratio 10,000:1, 1.2X zoom (1.15 - 1.5), 2.7kg, 10W speaker, 3D via HDMI (support 1.4a mandatory formats) HDMI x 2, Audio out, brilliant color, Color Whe
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An other three expert review sites liked this projector. This data projector received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com and the expert at Pricerunner.se thought that it provided a good bang for your buck and gave it a "Value for Money" award. Furthermore, Techno-labs.com concluded that this multimedia projector was fantastic and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.
The writers at three other expert review sites all thought that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com both gave this data projector a "5 Star" award and Chinese.vr-zone.com gave it an "Excllent Stuff" award.
On average, W1070 owners rated this data projector as superb.
Good 3D Picture Quality
A number of Benq W1070 owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. 99point99 scored it very highly and wrote in their review this year “3D is my favourite”. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The BenQ has 3D” in their review. Beno mentioned two years ago “The 3D picture was absolutley stunning” and rated this projector 5 stars.
Good High Def TV
Twenty-seven people who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” in their Benq W1070 review. Amazon Customer also said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Dean A. mentioned in his Benq W1070 review on Amazon “Unbelievable picture, pure HD”.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who bought this projector mentioned that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in November this year “Great projector, excellent image quality and great for 3D Blu-ray” in their review. Bill said in his review of the Benq W1070 “Shame as the picture quality was excellent”. Bluepie mentioned “Bright colours, Clear picture quality”.
Some customers who reviewed this projector thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”. Cmc29 mentioned in their review of the Benq W1070 two years ago “The colours are even more dynamic and enhanced” . Giacomo said “The image projected has a very rich colors reproduction and black level is incredibly good”.
Some people who purchased the Benq W1070 wrote that it was good for playing games on. L Jackson mentioned “I searched for ages to get to this projector that would be suitable for gaming and films, I settled on this” and rated the product 5 stars. Rainman999 said in their review of the Benq W1070 two years ago “Brilliant for gamers and movie fans” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Rainman999 also mentioned “Very happy with my purchase and I recommend it to gamers and movie fans alike”.
A number of people said in their reviews that it had a sharp image. Three years ago Cambridgebsc mentioned on Amazon “The colours are there and so is the sharpness.”. In November last year Kyle D gave the product a very good review score and he wrote on Amazon “Contrast/colours/sharpness again amazing for the price” in his review of this projector. Spatter gave it an excellent rating and said on Amazon “The sharpness is outstanding and watching almost any BluRay on it is like being in the cinema”.
Several Benq W1070 owners concluded that it was good for watching movies. Cambridgebsc said in their review on Amazon “I think it's fine for watching movies because every other aspect of picture quality is there” nonetheless they scored the Benq W1070 3 stars. River__s wrote on Amazon “More for movies and special series, Game of Thrones springs to mind! Saying that watched Top Gear”. S. Earle mentioned on Amazon “Perfect for movies and gaming”.
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Acceptable Noise Level
A few people thought it was quiet. Amanda Coates rated the product 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room” in her review. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma” in their review of the Benq W1070. Beno said on Amazon two years ago “The projector fan is so quiet that unless you listen out for it you will not notice” in their Benq W1070 review and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.
A number of people who bought this projector reckoned that it was noisy. Amazon Customer wrote “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).” in their review of the Benq W1070. Largehosier gave the product a very good review score and said “Fan is loud” in their review.
Eight people who reviewed it said that it was well made. Monkeyboy mentioned in their review of the Benq W1070 “Built in speaker is ok” . In November last year Saad gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Built in speaker sound is good enough”. Three years ago Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Great shadow detail help the W1070 stand up to ambient light, while extensive color controls and solid factory ca”.
A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq W1070 review on Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d”. Giles Triffitt wrote on Amazon “Very reliable” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Russ wrote on Amazon last year “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)” in his review.
One customer who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. One customer who purchased it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Simon Love said “The only drawback is the lens shift screw, can easily be broken, better if it was a slide” in his review of this projector.
Sixteen Benq W1070 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Cmc29 mentioned in their review of this projector two years ago “OMG, hey presto, about 125" beautiful clear image in my living room” and gave this projector a rating of 5 stars. Dan Wooller wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall”. A few weeks ago Mr R Galypchak scored this projector 5 stars and he said in his review of the Benq W1070 “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan”.
Four Benq W1070 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Whathifi.com said in their Benq W1070 review two years ago “Punchy picture quality - complete with satisfyingly deep black levels and smooth motion - is utterly engrossing” .
Several Benq W1070 reviewers agreed that it was a good design.
Several Benq W1070 reviewers who purchased this projector considered that it was compact. Two years ago Giacomo gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has a compact design and looks sturdy” in their review of this projector. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “This bright, compact” in their review. Whathifi.com said in their review “We like its compact design, its upscaling talents” and scored this projector 5 stars.
Three Benq W1070 owners considered that the product was a good depth. Makey said in their Benq W1070 review on Amazon “Also, For a higher contrast try zooming out to maximum as well.-Speakers aren't great (very tinny and lack depth), you're better off using an external setup.” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. In November South Wales Tech Lover said “A beautiful image that is full of depth and stunning positive”.
One customer who reviewed this projector thought it was thin. Two years ago expert website Techmagnifier.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “We have huge wafer thin TVs with smart functions”.
Good Product Quality
A number of people who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. 1992 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Works brilliantly and the quality of the picture is fantastic”. 99point99 mentioned on Amazon “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality” in their review of this projector. A. Bourne scored this projector 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Amazing cinema quality 3D, so impressed!”.
Easy to Use
Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. 99point99 wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Very easy to use - you can have it up” in their review of the Benq W1070. Alexander Rankin rated this projector as excellent and he said “Great quality machine, good looking, easy to use and set up producing fantastic images that are bright”. John wrote on Amazon three years ago “Projector has a grid image you can pull up on screen or sheet to correct for keystone which is really handy” in his review of the Benq W1070.
Several people reckoned that the Benq W1070 had a good experience. Beno said on Amazon “The inbuilt speakers are functional, although I pipe my sound through a sound bar to get the true cinema experience”. Charles said on Amazon three years ago “Anyway, when you buy a projector, you should have a good sound system if you want to have a cinema experience! I recommend this product! Go for it”. Cmc29 mentioned on Amazon “For me (these really are not even my kind of films) I'll be watching again as the experience is phenomenal” and scored the product 5 stars.
A few Benq W1070 owners considered that this projector was easy to use the menus. Beno mentioned in their review on Amazon “Is easy to use with a clear menu system”. Giacomo wrote “The OSD menu is very easy to navigate” in their review. In November last year John Court said on Amazon “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars.
A number of Benq W1070 owners wrote that this projector was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq W1070 “Its so easy to set up as this was my first one i was a little worried”. Keith W. wrote on Amazon in November “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays and easy to set up and use” in his Benq W1070 review. Last year Mr T H Mcsorley scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies” in his review of this projector.
A number of people who bought the Benq W1070 concluded that it was easy to handle. Makey gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “Handles 3D very well, smooth motion with no crosstalk - Although the colours”. Mr. A. J. Nolan mentioned “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” and scored this projector 4 stars. Testedtechnology.co.uk wrote “Great motion handling” .
A number of customers who reviewed this projector considered that it was good value for money. This year 99point99 wrote in their review of the Benq W1070 on Amazon “3D picture quality at a really reasonable cost then you are going to love this (like me) ! I wish I could watch this as my normal TV every day” and scored it 5 stars. Arkadiusz B. mentioned on Amazon “Value for money” in their review and gave the Benq W1070 a very good review. Beno said on Amazon “In summary a great piece of kit that makes me wonder why shops still push the big panel TV's when these projectors are now a cost effective option” in their review of the Benq W1070 and rated the product 5 stars.
Eight Benq W1070 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was cheap. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “I finally settled on the BenQ W1070+, largely because it fit my budget and was very favourably reviewed in a recent issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine”. Arkadiusz B. said “No point buy any expensive projector” . Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote in his Benq W1070 review on Amazon two years ago “A great short throw inexpensive 1080P Projector”.
Some Benq W1070 reviewers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Cambridgebsc wrote “An absolute bargain I must say” in their Benq W1070 review but they only gave this projector a score of 3 stars. Dan Wooller wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “If you are thinking of saving a few pounds with the cheap option, don't bother, this projector is easily as good as the one in the pub across the road”. Makey wrote in their Benq W1070 review “Panning are handled really well, no judder - very smooth (freeview, blu ray 24p, consoles, netflix/amazon instant video, DVDs).- Long and cheap bulb life”.
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According to Amazon sales data, the W1070 is one the fastest selling projector currently available.
Good Sound Quality
Some Benq W1070 owners concluded that it had good sound quality. Catchtwentytoo mentioned in their review of this projector in November last year “The sound is surprisingly good” however they only gave the product a score of 2 stars. David Hudson said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. John wrote in his review of this projector “Just get some bad boy 2.1 speakers with plenty of wattage”.
Good Technical Features
A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote “Their entry-level W1070 sells for less than $1,000, while the W1500 has more advanced capabilities and convenience features and sells for around $1,599” in their Benq W1070 review. Testedtechnology.co.uk mentioned in their Benq W1070 review “Plenty of features” . Testedtechnology.co.uk also mentioned “Impressive set up features”.
Benq Has Good Projector Reviews
We checked 2,080 owner and expert reviews for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Good Value for Money
Pricerunner.se highlighted in their review that this data projector was good value for money.
Several Benq W1070 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Last year 1992 mentioned on Amazon “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Benq W1070 review “High light output and great shadow detail help the W1070 stand up to ambient light, while extensive color controls” and gave the Benq W1070 a score of 5 stars.
Good Standard Def Image
A few Benq W1070 reviewers considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.
Good Remote Control
One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good remote control.
Good for Ceiling Mounting
One Benq W1070 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good for ceiling mounting. Last year Witty Skills mentioned in their review of this projector “I will ceiling mount it, free up another corner of the room where once the redundant tv would crouch”.
Some Benq W1070 reviewers mentioned that the Benq W1070 was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C said on Amazon this month “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port”. Simon said “Two HDMI hookups; built in speakers actually aren't bad” and scored the Benq W1070 5 stars. Snapping Sid wrote on Amazon last year “As it has both HDMI and 15HD VGA inputs plus a whole lot more” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Benq W1070 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1070 do not support Full HD projection.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq W1070 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W1070 do not support 3D image projection.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq W1070 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W1070 also have a built-in speaker.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq W1070 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1070 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1070 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1070. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W1070.
The worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The noise levels of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1070 range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At only 32 decibels, the Benq W1070 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W1070.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Benq W1070 is a two composite video in port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1070 only have one composite video in port.
Two HDMI Ports
Most similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W1070 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq W1070 which has two HDMI ports.
Quite Big Offset
The offsets of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the W1070 range from 8% to 140%. The Benq W1070 has one of the bigger offsets (130 percent) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
Very High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W1070 that we have checked the maximum horizontal synchronization of, the Benq W1070's maximum horizontal synchronization of 102 kilohertz is one of the highest. Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1070 the maximum horizontal synchronization range from 90kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 99kHz.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq W1070 does not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1070 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W1070 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.
Quite Short Lamp Service Life
The Benq W1070 has a fairly short lamp service life (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The average lamp service life of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 6,400h, and the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The Benq W1070 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the W1070 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 1,000h to 30,000h.
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Average Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the W1070 is £119 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 136 projectors of a similar age and spec.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Benq released the W1070.
Native Projector Resolution
2,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
1.16 - 7.73
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 235
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Vertical Lens Shift Range
110 - 130
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
110 - 130
16.88 - 21.88
Focal Length Range
2.59 - 2.87
3D Image Projection
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
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