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BenQ W1070 Projector: Complete Review & Specs

After we wrote about Epson’s new EH-TW6100 3D projector, there is a new boy in town in – Benq W1070 projector. As against LCD projector of Epson, Benq makes good DLP projectors (like Optoma, Mitsubishi etc.)

The Benq W1070 is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD projector and has a contrast ratio of 10000:1. It has a high output of up to 2000 ANSI Lumens.

It has 6-Segment Color Wheel with 6X Speed which should help reduce the “flicker” effect that some people see more than others with a DLP projector.

Benq W1070 (source:BenQ)

Benq W1070

The W1070 is also 3D ready. It means you simply connect your 3D source (Blue ray player, PS3, 3D AV receiver, other consoles) directly to the projector via a HDMI cable (version 1.4) and your ready to view 3D images. Note that you will need 3D glasses which are optional with this model.

Pros of Benq W1070 DLP Projector:

It’s attractively priced – apx £700 with VAT
Good picture quality
Decent vertical image shift

Cons of Benq W1070:

Optical zoom is limited
Remote control does not have a backlight. So if you are watching in the dark, you may struggle to look at the keys. On the other hand, Optoma HD20 has backlighted remote but I thought it was too bright!

Benq 1070 HDMI Ports

Benq 1070 HDMI Ports (source:BenQ)

Eco Blank Mode of Benq W 1070:

The Eco Blank mode allows you to blank the projection. When activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by 70%.All you need to do is press the “Eco Blank Mode” button on the keypad or the “Blank” button on the remote control.You don’t have to worry it’s always fully lamp power consumption while you pause movie then leave.

No Source Detected Mode:

The automatic switch to Eco Blank Mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without a display source, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

Benq W 1070 ISF Certification :

The W1070 is ISF Certified for customization to any room, offering calibration for optimized color performance in both Day and Night modes that can adapt to any room’s layout, size and Ambient Light levels.

Built-in speakers :

Built-in speakers are Plug-and-Play ready, only the power cord and video source connection are needed to prepare the viewing experience.

Benq W1070 dimensions are 312 x 109 x 244 mm (Width x Depth x Height) and weighs 2.65 kg which is around the similar size/weight for DLP projector.

It has a Keystone Correction Vertical +/- 20 degrees and for projection distance 3038mm to 3949mm you will get a 120” diagonal picture. It has a zoom ratio of 1.3:1.

Ok, coming back to review of Benq W1070:

What you can expect in the box:

Remote Control w/ Battery
Power Cord (by region)
User Manual CD
Quick Start Guide
VGA (D-sub 15pin) Cable
Warranty card (by Region)

This is all about the specs, pros and cons of Benq’s W1070 which is priced about $1000, will later write about accesories and lamps.