Benq W1000 projector in the house !!

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Well, I've had it a few days now and I'm VERY impressed. I wanted to calibrate it and watch a few movies before posting my thoughts. The W1000 is a nice upgrade from my Mits. HD1000. It is a 1080p, DLP projector, so of course it's an upgrade in resolution. It struck me immediately that the W1000 is brighter and sharper than the HD1000. It is VERY sharp. It is also very quiet in low power mode, a little quieter than the HD1000. The black levels are darker than the HD1000. Not a huge difference, but noticeable. There are also numerous options for those to like to tweak the image. A lot of them I haven't even touched. Is it worth $999? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!
 
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Well, I've had it a few days now and I'm VERY impressed. I wanted to calibrate it and watch a few movies before posting my thoughts. The W1000 is a nice upgrade from my Mits. HD1000. It is a 1080p, DLP projector, so of course it's an upgrade in resolution. It struck me immediately that the W1000 is brighter and sharper than the HD1000. It is VERY sharp. It is also very quiet in low power mode, a little quieter than the HD1000. The black levels are darker than the HD1000. Not a huge difference, but noticeable. There are also numerous options for those to like to tweak the image. A lot of them I haven't even touched. Is it worth $999? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!

Congrats on the upgrade! Home Theater just keeps getting better all the time.
 
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Congrates. I looked at that one but at the time I needed lens shift so that ruled out many dlp's in my price range.

I am sure you will enjoy it!!
 
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Well, I'm returning the W1000. I should have waited a little longer before posting my thoughts. The image is great, but the rainbows are not. I first thought it was because the W1000 is much brighter than my HD1000, so I gave it a little more time. Then I called Benq and it turns out the color wheel speed is only 2X, not 4X like my HD1000 was. Their website describes the color wheel as "high speed". Yeah right. Anyway, I have the new Mits. HC3800 on the way.
 
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Sounds like you'd be better off with a plamsa tv or an LCD tv, no color wheels, and bulbs to replace. :D
 
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$300 every 3-4 years.

A lot of people buy a new tv every 2-3 years.;)

I've heard the bulb life isn't based on years, it based on # of hours it's used.

The people buying a new TV every 2-3 years must be buying some pretty cheap TVs.;)
 
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The Epson I have is 4k hours in echo mode. I am sure I will be buying a new bulb well before the 4k.

Like I said, 3-4 years.:)

I still like my Pioneer Elite but a movie or sporting event is not the same after watching on a fp.:)
 
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I know this forum is full of high priced systems but i would like to add my two cents worth. For the last six weeks i have been testing the newer vizio via xvt i am very impressed .beside 2 billion colorsand a beautiful picture it can connect to the internet wirelesy so you can watch movies some with true 1080p but you can also get on facebook check the weather,ect without leaving the couch lots of imputs even 3usb ports for future apps also can connect to your network with rgb-dvi,-dvi- hdmi or ethehnet cables remote has a slideout keyboard all in all a great tv for a old man one touch every thing . check it out at vizio.com they come a long way baby JC
 
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I know this forum is full of high priced systems but i would like to add my two cents worth. For the last six weeks i have been testing the newer vizio via xvt i am very impressed .beside 2 billion colorsand a beautiful picture it can connect to the internet wirelesy so you can watch movies some with true 1080p but you can also get on facebook check the weather,ect without leaving the couch lots of imputs even 3usb ports for future apps also can connect to your network with rgb-dvi,-dvi- hdmi or ethehnet cables remote has a slideout keyboard all in all a great tv for a old man one touch every thing . check it out at vizio.com they come a long way baby JC

That's great, but what does it have to do with the Benq W1000 projector?
 

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