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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Oct 2012
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31 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors of this age and type, this multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digitallife.se, Avforums.com and F1cd.ru all endorse this Benq projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this multimedia projector was good. This projector received a Homecinemachoice.com "Best Buy" award and it received a "Value for Money" award from Pricerunner.se. This multimedia projector also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Techno-labs.com who decided it was marvellous.

Digital Versus gave this projector a "5 Star" award, it received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Three more expert review sites all said that this multimedia projector was good. This projector received a "5 Star" award from both 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com and it received an "Excllent Stuff" award from Chinese.vr-zone.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 85%. Multimedia projector experts think this Benq multimedia projector is one of the better 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Excellent User Reviews

W1070 owners on average rated this projector as brilliant.

Good High Def TV

A number of Benq W1070 owners thought the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer mentioned “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” in their review of this projector and scored this projector 4 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Dean A. mentioned “Unbelievable picture, pure HD”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Benq W1070 owners mentioned that it had good picture quality. Bill said “Shame as the picture quality was excellent”. Three years ago Bluepie wrote on Amazon “Bright colours, Clear picture quality” but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Cambridgebsc mentioned on Amazon “It offered fantastic picture quality out of the box” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

A few people considered that the Benq W1070 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” in their review of the Benq W1070 and rated the Benq W1070 4 stars. Cmc29 said on Amazon “The colours are even more dynamic and enhanced”. Giacomo wrote “The image projected has a very rich colors reproduction and black level is incredibly good” in their review of the Benq W1070.

Several Benq W1070 owners mentioned that the product 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” . Rainman999 gave the Benq W1070 a score of 5 stars and said “Brilliant for gamers and movie fans”. Rainman999 also said “Very happy with my purchase and I recommend it to gamers and movie fans alike”.

Several Benq W1070 owners considered that the Benq W1070 had a sharp image. Four years ago Cambridgebsc mentioned on Amazon “The colours are there and so is the sharpness.” in their review of this projector but despite that they rated the product 60 out of 100. Two years ago Kyle D said on Amazon “Contrast/colours/sharpness again amazing for the price” and rated the product as very good. Spatter wrote in their review on Amazon “The sharpness is outstanding and watching almost any BluRay on it is like being in the cinema”.

A few Benq W1070 owners who reviewed the Benq W1070 agreed that it was good for watching movies. Cambridgebsc said on Amazon “I think it's fine for watching movies because every other aspect of picture quality is there” in their review. River__s wrote on Amazon “More for movies and special series, Game of Thrones springs to mind! Saying that watched Top Gear” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. S. Earle scored it very highly and wrote in their review of the Benq W1070 on Amazon “Perfect for movies and gaming”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people concluded that the Benq W1070 had a good 3D picture quality. In January last year 99point99 said “3D is my favourite” in their review of this projector. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The BenQ has 3D” in their review of this projector. Amazon Customer also said “Great projector, excellent image quality and great for 3D Blu-ray”.

Good Size

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1070 was compact. Techradar.com wrote in their review on Techradar “This bright, compact”. Thetechy.com mentioned four years ago “And here we are testing this beautiful product, which is quite compact and feels like a high-end projector that should be kept as an object to be admired in” in their review of this projector. Thetechy.com also wrote “If you are on the lookout of a projector that is compact and meant for a small-ish room, then you won't be disappointed with the BenQ W1070”.

Several customers concluded that it was a good depth. Makey said in their review of this projector 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.”. In January last year South Wales Tech Lover wrote on Amazon “A beautiful image that is full of depth and stunning positive” in their Benq W1070 review.

One Benq W1070 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review “We have huge wafer thin TVs with smart functions”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. 1992 wrote in their review of this projector “Works brilliantly and the quality of the picture is fantastic”. 99point99 wrote on Amazon “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality” in their review of the Benq W1070. A. Bourne gave this projector an excellent rating and wrote in their review of the Benq W1070 two years ago “Amazing cinema quality 3D, so impressed!”.

Easy to Use

Some Benq W1070 owners wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1070 was easy to use. 99point99 mentioned in their review “Very easy to use - you can have it up” and rated the Benq W1070 5 stars. John mentioned on Amazon four 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. John C said on Amazon “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” in his review of the Benq W1070 and rated it as very good.

Twelve Benq W1070 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Beno mentioned in their Benq W1070 review on Amazon “The inbuilt speakers are functional, although I pipe my sound through a sound bar to get the true cinema experience”. Charles wrote in his review on Amazon “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” and gave the Benq W1070 a score of 5 stars. Cmc29 said in their Benq W1070 review on Amazon “For me (these really are not even my kind of films) I'll be watching again as the experience is phenomenal” and rated it as excellent.

Ten Benq W1070 owners reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Beno mentioned on Amazon “Is easy to use with a clear menu system” in their review. Giacomo said on Amazon “The OSD menu is very easy to navigate”. Two years ago John Court wrote 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”.

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1070 was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Its so easy to set up as this was my first one i was a little worried” in their review. Keith W. said “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays and easy to set up and use” in his Benq W1070 review. Mr T H Mcsorley mentioned “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies” in his Benq W1070 review and gave the Benq W1070 a score of 5 stars.

A number of people reckoned that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan said three years ago “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Benq W1070 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Amanda Coates wrote in her review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Benq W1070 on Amazon “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma”. Three years ago Beno mentioned on Amazon “The projector fan is so quiet that unless you listen out for it you will not notice” and rated the product as excellent.

Several Benq W1070 owners concluded that it was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Largehosier wrote on Amazon “Fan is loud” and rated the product as very good. Mr R Galypchak wrote in his review of the Benq W1070 “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” .

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Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Alexander Rankin said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Great quality machine, good looking, easy to use” and rated it 5 stars. Cmc29 said on Amazon “OMG, hey presto, about 125" beautiful clear image in my living room” in their Benq W1070 review and scored the product very highly. Dan Wooller wrote in his review “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall” and scored the product very highly.

Three Benq W1070 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was smooth. Makey mentioned on Amazon “The RBE on this appears less.- Handles 3D very well, smooth motion with no crosstalk - Although the colours” in their review of the Benq W1070 and rated the Benq W1070 4 stars. Three years ago expert website Whathifi.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Punchy picture quality - complete with satisfyingly deep black levels and smooth motion - is utterly engrossing”.

A few people agreed that the product was a good design. Whathifi.com said in their review “We like its compact design, its upscaling talents”.

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Robust

Several customers reckoned that it was well made. Monkeyboy said on Amazon “Built in speaker is ok” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Saad scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Built in speaker sound is good enough”. Projectorcentral.com said in their review of this projector “Great shadow detail help the W1070 stand up to ambient light, while extensive color controls and solid factory ca” .

Three Benq W1070 reviewers who purchased it thought it was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq W1070 in January last year “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” but in spite of that they gave the Benq W1070 a rating of 60 out of 100. Two years ago Giles Triffitt wrote in their review of the Benq W1070 on Amazon “Very reliable”. Russ said in his review of this projector on Amazon also two years ago “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

One Benq W1070 owner reckoned that it was strong and durable. Giacomo wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “It has a compact design and looks sturdy” . One person said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Simon Love mentioned on Amazon “The only drawback is the lens shift screw, can easily be broken, better if it was a slide”.

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Reasonably Priced

Fourty-three Benq W1070 reviewers reckoned that the Benq W1070 was good value for money. 99point99 said in their review of the Benq W1070 “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”. Three years ago Arkadiusz B. scored it 5 stars and said “Value for money”. Beno said in their review of the Benq W1070 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”.

A number of customers concluded that this projector was cheap. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon three years ago “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” in their review of this projector. Arkadiusz B. mentioned in their Benq W1070 review “No point buy any expensive projector”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler said in his review of this projector on Amazon three years ago “A great short throw inexpensive 1080P Projector”.

Several Benq W1070 reviewers mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Cambridgebsc wrote on Amazon “An absolute bargain I must say” in their review of the Benq W1070 nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars. Dan Wooller mentioned 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” in his Benq W1070 review and gave this projector an excellent review. Makey wrote “Panning are handled really well, no judder - very smooth (freeview, blu ray 24p, consoles, netflix/amazon instant video, DVDs).- Long and cheap bulb life” in their Benq W1070 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Benq W1070 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Catchtwentytoo said in their review of the Benq W1070 “The sound is surprisingly good” but in spite of that they gave this projector a rating of 40 out of 100. David Hudson scored it very highly and he wrote “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” in his review of this projector. John mentioned in his review of the Benq W1070 “Just get some bad boy 2.1 speakers with plenty of wattage” and rated the Benq W1070 as very good.

Popular Choice

The W1070 is a popular choice of projector according to Amazon sales data.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 2,084 owner and expert reviews for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Good Connectivity

Three Benq W1070 reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C mentioned in his review “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port” . Three years ago Simon mentioned in his Benq W1070 review “Two HDMI hookups; built in speakers actually aren't bad”. Two years ago Snapping Sid gave this projector a very good rating and wrote in their Benq W1070 review “As it has both HDMI and 15HD VGA inputs plus a whole lot more”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Pricerunner.se highlighted in their review that this Benq data projector provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Support

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. 1992 scored it very highly and said “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!”. Four years ago Projectorcentral.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “High light output and great shadow detail help the W1070 stand up to ambient light, while extensive color controls”.

Good Technical Features

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned “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”.

Good Standard Def Image

Two Benq W1070 reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 wrote on Amazon in January last year “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. John wrote on Amazon “Standard Definition movies look good too.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Benq W1070 reviewer wrote that it had a good remote control.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for ceiling mounting. Witty Skills wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “I will ceiling mount it, free up another corner of the room where once the redundant tv would crouch”.

£100.00 Price Drop

In the last 60 days the price of the W1070 has dropped by £100.00.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago which do not support full HD, the Benq W1070 supports full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1070 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W1070 do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the Benq W1070 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq W1070 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Projectors that came out more than two years ago projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq W1070 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors that are a similar age to the W1070.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Offset

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W1070 the offsets range from 8% to 150%. With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq W1070 has one of the bigger offsets amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Very High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

When compared to other projectors of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Benq W1070's horizontal synchronization (max) of 102 kilohertz is one of the highest. The average horizontal synchronization (max) of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W1070 is 96kHz.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq W1070 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W1070 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1070 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1070. The projector brightnesss of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most data projectors of a similar type and age to the W1070 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq W1070 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1070

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the W1070 is £117 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 131 comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the W1070 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1070 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

15 Awards

f1cd.ru Recommended pricerunner.se Value for Money digitallife.se Recommended techno-labs.com Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 01net.com 5 Star chinese.vr-zone.com Excllent Stuff Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star homecinemachoice.com Best Buy chip.com.my Outstanding Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(58)
31 October 2015

I still think the future of projectors lies with the cooler illumination technologies, LED and laser. But the hot lamp isn't going anywhere any time soon: at the low end, prices for this class of... Read more…

Colour contrast
Clean, detailed Full HD
Bright enough for daylight
Built, in speakers
Red backlit remote
Judder
Lacks convenient lens shift
3D specs cost extra
Wireless kit costs extra
Relatively loud fan
16 September 2015

This bright, compact, and cute DLP projector uses its Full HD resolution well in a great value performance that even includes a backlit remote for blackout viewing. 3D and wireless HD cost extra...

Techradar

23 May 2015

We consider that BenQ W1070+ successfully managed to defend its reputation, in its class. The device has excellent contrast, its luminous flux is bright enough to do a decent job in well lit room....

As said, the BenQ W1070+ is not just an extended version of the W1070 nor is a slightly improved iteration of it. It does carry same looks and the interface is an enhanced version of the...

27 April 2015

BenQ has a wide variety of projectors that caters to different segments in the Indian market. Today, we take a look at BenQ's W1070+, BenQ's latest projector that targets home users.Taking over... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 August 2013 by Choocher
Choocher would recommend the BenQ W1070 (Verified Purchase)

I've always been a plasma fan and have owned the best. (aka Pioneer, Panasonic.) Therefore I am used to amazingly inky black levels, which result in brilliant deep colors. I knew that getting this... Read more…

Reviewed 23 February 2015 by Song24
Song24 would recommend the BenQ W1070

Projector clarity and color are extremely good right out of the box! Didn't have to adjust any settings, although you have many options to do so. Projected against a white wall and it looks Great.... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2013 by Limatime
Limatime would recommend the BenQ W1070

Ok, so fair warning, if you purchase this be prepared for all your friends to come over and watch every sporting event! This thing is legit and works great in our basement WITH the lights on!... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Maudio30notgood
Maudio30notgood would recommend the BenQ W1070

Not sure about what another reviewer was talking about, but I have a 165" screen for my backyard theater and the picture from HDMI Blu-Ray is crystal clear! Maybe his unit is defective or going... Read more…

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Jon
Jon would recommend the BenQ W1070 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector to replace an aging Marantz VP4001, and while it cost about half the price of the Marantz, the W1070 is an upgrade in every way. Out of the box, this projector was bright... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £116.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer w1070, acer w1070w
Barcodes 00803982797025, 00840046025700, 02050002707399, 04718755037511, 04718755045356, 04718755056284, 05053959351780, 05053973975870, 08400460257006

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