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BenQ W1070 Projector

Part #: BENW1070  |   Mfg #: W1070
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Home theater projector
Home theater projector
Click on a spec (like Resolution:) to learn more about it. Click here for the complete glossary.
Image Quality Projector Calculator See BenQ W1070 Image Size Calculator »
Resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Brightness 2000 lumens
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Uniformity --
No. of Colors Full Color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:9
Display Type DLP®;
Compatibility
Data Signals Native; 1080P (1920 x 1080P)
Video Signals 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p NTSC, PAL, SECAM
H Sync 15K-102KHz
V Sync 23-120Hz
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock --
Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
  • S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C))
  • Composite Video, RCA
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • Screen Trigger (12V) (DC power outlet)
  • USB
  • VGA (Analog data, mini D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Built-in Audio --
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See BenQ W1070 Image Size Calculator »
Lens F=2.59-2.87, f=16.88-21.88mm
Throw Ratio 1.15 - 1.5:1
Keystone Corr. Specs: V - +/- 20 degrees
Lens Shift V - +/- 5%
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Front, Rear
General
Dimensions 12.28" x 4.09" x 9.61" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 5.84 lbs.
Operation
Power Supply AC 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 240
Ecomode No
FCC Class A
Audible Noise 33.0 dB
Lamp 240W
Lamp Life 3500 hours
Replacement Lamp
Cost
BEN5JJ7L05001, $232.00     
Included Accessories
Items Included Remote Control w/ Battery, Power Cord, User Manual CD, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, VGA (D-sub 15pin) Cable
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
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Warranty
Projector 1 year parts and labor
Lamp 1 year or 2000 hours (whichever comes first)

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BenQW1070
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Clear display (9)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Small footprint (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (9)
  • High-definition TV (5)
  • TV (5)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (9), Movie enthusiast (4), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

My BenQ has BenWonderful

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BenQ W1070:

I purchased a BenQ W1070 at the advice of many positive reviews around the net and it has far exceeded my expectations. I didn't want to spend a ton of money for an occasional use basement HT setup, and at around $600 the W1070 really fit the bill on paper. What I didn't expect to get was an amazing picture that far surpasses the 5 year old optoma that it replaces. The PS4 1080p games "come alive" with details and realism that we didn't notice with our old projector. Football games are "in your face" with vibrant colors and smooth action. Even 480 DVD movies look fantastic. Setup was straightforward for my ceiling mount, 10'8" throw distance, 97" 16:9 screen application. Only downside is everyone is fighting to watch this over the 60" LED TV now.

 
5.0

Definitely would buy again

By Lino

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BenQ W1070:

Great projector and great price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good projector for the money...

By Joseph

from Houston, TX

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Remote
  • Interfaces Well With TV

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Living Room
  • Movies
  • Television Shows

Comments about BenQ W1070:

I use this projector to watch TV, HD movies, digital copies, 3D movies, XBOX 360, and PS3 on a 100" Elite Screens Tripod Series.

Pros:
The image looks good right out of the box. Have not messed with settings and everyone I show is amazed by the quality of the projector. Can always calibrate it or fine tune the settings. When I get the chance probably use a calibration disk or get it professionally done.

Was really worried about seeing the Rainbow Effect with this projector and was thinking of just getting the Epson 2030. After seeing how good the return policy was here, I decided to give Benq a try. Glad I did because I do not see the Rainbow Effect and was a lot cheaper.

Haven't used the 3D much. Bought a pair of the True Depth Firestorm LT glasses. Not bad, but going to buy the more expensive True Depth 3D glasses that cover more of your peripherals next time. Guess it's different than passive 3D because was no convergence or 3D settings. Not to my knowledge. No 2D to 3D conversion but wasn't a deal breaker since HDTV has that feature. Don't use it anyway.

Cons:
Noticed a yellow discoloring to the edge of the screen in some places. Contacted customer service, sent pictures of screen, and Projector People representative contacted Benq for an RMA request. Sent out the projector with pre-paid shipping label and got a new one within week and a half. Could have gotten next day if charged credit card again. Anyway, received the new unit with the same problem. I guess it's just the way the projector projects the image. Can see picture I attached. Can't notice unless up close to the screen. Just being picky I guess.

Audio is not amazing but what can you expect out of projector speakers. A lot louder than my old non HD projector.

The projector only has one leg to adjust the back height to make it level. The other is stationary. Which is okay I guess, but adjustable screw leg just feels cheap. Also, the front push button to raise and lower the projector isn't very precise. It's a hit or miss. Have to push button and release over and over again till finally is raised to right level. Or I guess could use the vertical lens shift and just stop complaining.

Overall:
I am very satisfied with my purchase. Got the Benq Soft Carrying Case so doesn't accumulate dust, since some reviewers say dust blobs is a problem on projected image after awhile. Need to try out the Smart Eco mode. Claims to use less power consumption and adjust lamp power to perfect contrast and brightness settings. Would recommend this projector to my friends and family.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Excellent Product and Service!

By Hemmy

from Holland, MI

About Me Movie Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fantastic Pitcure
  • Fast Shipping

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Home Theater

Comments about BenQ W1070:

Everything about the projector and the buying experience was spot on! Had a question about tracking the shipment, and not only were did they respond immediately, they followed up with the delivery service to confirm it's whereabouts. Would not think twice about ordering from Projector People again!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Good Value

By Curt

from Riverside, CA

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear And Bright
  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Intuitive Controls

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Indoor And Outdoor
  • Living Room
  • Movies

Comments about BenQ W1070:

Easy to connect to video sources. Intuitive set up.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great Product and Delivered Very Quickly

By Schuyler Needham

from Shelter Island, New York

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living Room
    • Movies
    • Television Shows

    Comments about BenQ W1070:

    This projector is primarily used for TV shows and movies. The picture quality is more impressive that I expected. I am a first time projector owner and I found the installation and set-up very simple and intuitive.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great projector for a good price

    By Kees de Braam

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright picture
    • Clear Display

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Entertainment

      Comments about BenQ W1070:

      Although this model is already two years on the market, it is still the best buy when you look at price/quality ratio.
      I use the W1070 to project TV & movies in our living room on a white wall and I am very impressed by the awesome big & bright picture.

      This is the first projector I own with a regular lamp and I was surprised with the huge amount of heat the projector emits when in operation, very energy inefficient.
      I initially wanted to buy another LED projector (which I owned before), due to the more efficient use of energy and the longer lamp life, but the present HD LED models can still not compete with the price/quality of the W1070. I expect that in a few years the market will be dominated by LED and other modern light technology projectors.
      That said, at this moment I think that the W1070 is the best choice when you are looking for an affordable Full HD projector, which is even usable in a room with some ambient light.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Insane Value

      By UncleBob

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • 3d Performance
      • Bright
      • Clear Display
      • Easy To Use
      • Small Footprint

      Cons

      • Brightness Uniformity

      Best Uses

      • Games
      • TV

      Comments about BenQ W1070:

      I was looking at a few of the Optoma models but ultimately I chose the BenQ because it sticks with the time-tested RGB color wheel.

      In short, I could not be happier. Colors are extermely accurate, brightness is outstanding, and the black levels are very good. True, it can't match my old Epson 5010 in that last category, but that unit was 3x the price! On the other hand, it soundly beats the Epson on image sharpness, input lag, and 3D performance. In 3D there is simply no crosstalk, and the added sharpness increases the sense of depth dramatically.

      My only real compliant is that one side of the screen is somewhat darker than the other. Also the center has a bit of a "hot spot" to it. I've found that this is a frequent complaint amongst other owners as well, but I can certainly live with it considering the price.

      It's worth nothing that although I do not consider myself sensitive to DLP rainbows, I regularly see them when watching 24fps material on this projector. Fortunately this problem seldom presents itself when viewing 60fps material or any form of 3D.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Outstanding projector!

      By MarcE

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Display
      • High Quality Picture
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

      • Home theater
      • Presentations

      Comments about BenQ W1070:

      I purchased this projector for use at home for movies. The set-up was easy once you figured out the menus. Menus were a bit challenging to navigate through at first. Once I was up and running (less than 15 minutes), I was amazed at the quality of the projected image. It filled up my entire wall (8'x20'). I connected it to a blu-ray DVD using a HDMI cable and am getting a high quality, HD image. The family loves it! This is a great projector for the price point.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Awesome Projector

      By J

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Display
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about BenQ W1070:

        I just upgraded after 7 years from an Infocus 5000 to the BenQ W1070, the difference is night and day. I can now watch movies with the lights on, which was not possible with the Infocus 5000. The picture is awesome and the price made this an easy choice. I am quite happy with this purchase.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        • Q:

          Hi. I am interested in the W1070. I was confused by the product sheet where it states the 1070 has offset and lens shift. I want to mount it on a shelf on the back wall about 6' off the floor. When I tried this with another projector that had offset but no lens shift, the image was projected on the ceiling. Can I use the lens shift to correct the offset of the 1070? I want to mount the projector on a rear shelf, right-side up, and project an image on the front wall 10' away. Thanks.
          Asked on 2/8/2017 by ptatohed from Murrieta CA

          0 answers

        • Q:

          Can I place this W1070 projector right-side up on a shelf behind me and higher up on the ceiling? I ask because I tried out an Optoma HD142X and it needs to be installed either upside down above the screen or right-side up below the screen. I want to install my projector right-side up above the screen.

          Separate question, where is the IR receiver? I hope on the face? The 142X's is only on the top so it is hard for the signal to reach if the unit is right-side up behind and above you.

          Thanks!
          Asked on 2/4/2017 by ptatohed from Murrieta CA

          3 answers

          • A:

            I think all projectors are the same in that if it is above the screen, it
            must be upside down. The only other option would be a projector that has to
            be directly in the center of the screen, which would be the hardest possible
            way to place a projector. I place mine upside down on a shelf, using some
            rubber type packing material so the projector top is not resting on the
            shelf.

            Answered on 2/5/2017 by mikereinholz777 from undisclosed
          • A:

            Hi,
            I had it fixed to the ceiling upside down. And I had to calculate the exact distance n also to the middle of the screen. A little left has not given me a good picture on the screen even with the keystone adjustments. Make sure you have minimum distance to have between screen n projector.
            To your question, I guess it is difficult if the shelf height is near to ceiling. I would rather have it fixed to the ceiling upside down.
            The IR is beside the lens. So upside down or right side down doesn't matter to the signal and should be picked up.
            - Sriharsh Movva

            Answered on 2/4/2017 by sriharsha.movva from undisclosed
          • A:

            IR is definitely on the front. I'm not sure about it being right side up above the screen though.

            Answered on 2/4/2017 by wakevin from undisclosed
        • Q:

          is the following item a 3d projector?
          Asked on 6/18/2015 by tiffany

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes it is a 3D projector

            Answered on 6/22/2015 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          How can I use the projector wireless with a laptop
          Asked on 6/7/2015 by guy

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            you can use a third party wireless device such as Apple TV

            Answered on 6/8/2015 by Stacey from Tampa
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Get an Apple TV or Roku and connect the HDMI cable between the projector and the streaming device.

            Answered on 6/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          i just got my projector and its seems that it get awfully hot rather quickly and blows hot air out of front vents... is this normal? and will it damage the bulb or unit?
          Asked on 10/1/2014 by special K

          3 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Projectors get hot, but the most important thing is to READ the manual and heed the instructions. Pay attention to cleaning vents and never use can air to clean.

            Answered on 6/7/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Mine does the same thing and I've had it for a year and a half. I don't
            think it's a problem. I would just make sure air can circulate around the
            projector.
            The bad thing is the hot air can cause distortion on the screen. I can only
            see it on the whitest areas, but it's there. Kind of a design flaw, but
            after a while I quit noticing it.
            Bryan Colley

            Answered on 10/1/2014 by jupiterkansas from Kansas City, MO
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, projectors will get warm and hot air does come out the vents. Please make sure you have plenty of ventilation around the projector and you should be fine. You can always contact ProjectorPeople.com if you have more questions.

            Answered on 10/6/2014 by ProjectorPeople.com from Tampa, FL
        • Q:

          Will it work in india with 220 watts
          Asked on 9/23/2014 by jimmy from miami

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The power supply is AC100-240V, 3.4 A, 50-60 Hz (Automatic), so it can be used in India.

            Answered on 10/6/2014 by Anonymous
          • A:

            The power supply is AC100-240V, 3.4 A, 50-60 Hz (Automatic), so it can be used in India.

            Answered on 9/23/2014 by Community Answer from None
        • Q:

          I want to play some DVD movies and an Amazon instant play movie from my computer. If I have the computer which has a Dvd player can I use that to project on the screen through this projector.
          Asked on 8/7/2014 by Neo Nana from Madison WI

          5 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            You certainly can, provided that your computer has an HDMI or VGA out. You
            simple need to buy a cable that will connect the two and whatever is on
            your monitor will be seen through the projected image.
            Enjoy!

            Answered on 8/7/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Yes, you can drive the projector and watch movies/Amazon from a PC. All
            you need is a standard VGA cable--one end connects to the PC, the other
            end to the projector.
            I run our projector from the PC at 1920 by 1080 resolution (although the
            projector may be downscaling the resolution, I never see any artifacts).
            No need for a TV!
            Two things to think about, though:
            - The image is light sensitive. It's harder to see in a bright room than
            a dark room. If you want to watch movies/Amazon during the day, make
            sure you have curtains to darken the room.
            - You'll want to route the sound as well. I run a standard 1/8" audio
            cable from the headphone jack on the PC to the stereo system to get a
            nice full sound.
            Aloha,
            Robert

            Answered on 8/7/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            You should be able to do this, providing your PC has an external monitor
            connection which many do. If not you would have to add a second video card.
            From the external monitor connect the projector to the SVGA connection on
            the projector, or the HDMI via an adapter if you external monitor connection
            is DVI. Some PCs even have an HDMI out which is the easiest of all.
            Once the project is connected, change the display properties of your PC to
            create an 'extended' desktop. If you are playing DVDs via a media player,
            just drag that window on to the extended desktop and maximize it (full
            screen). The same should be the case for Amazon movies. There are a few
            tweaks not covered here but the most important thing to check is what your
            PC has available.

            Answered on 8/7/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Yes, you certainly can, you just need the right cable.
            If your computer has an HDMI output, then it's easy to just use a regular
            HDMI cable. Plug in the computer and you're all set.
            Most computers have DVI outputs though, so you need a DVI to HDMI cable.
            Just know that DVI doesn't carry sound like HDMI does, so you'll need to
            use your computer's speakers or find another way to output the sound from
            the computer.
            And most computers still have old fashioned VGA output which the projector
            will accept as well - but again, no sound.
            Once it's plugged in, the projector acts just like a monitor and you can do
            anything with it that you would do with a computer, like play DVDs.
            Bryan Colley

            Answered on 8/7/2014 by jupiterkansas from Kansas City, MO
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, you can connect your computer or DVD or Blu-ray or cable box or most gaming systems to the projector. Please contact projectorpeople.com if you have more questions.

            Answered on 8/18/2014 by Projector People from Tampa
        • Q:

          Where are these projectors made/assembled?
          Asked on 12/13/2013 by Mike from Cedar Rapids, IA

          2 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            That unit is made in China.

            Answered on 12/17/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Per wikipedia they are Taiwanese, so likely made in China
            BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the "BenQ" brand name, which stands for the company slogan Bringing Enjoyment N Quality to life .
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BenQ

            Answered on 12/13/2013 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          Does this projector have a HD antenae for local HD channels? If not, can anyone reccomend a simliar projector that has one?
          Asked on 10/13/2013 by Scot from United States

          4 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I don't belie any projectors offer built-in tuners, such as a flat-panel TV would. It only offers the ability to project an image from a video source, such as cable or satellite box, separate off-air HD receiver, computer, or DVD/Blu-Ray/game console.
            I hope this was helpful.
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 10/13/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            This project has no tuner. It has HDMI connections so you could use an
            external tuner, but the W1070 just projects.

            Answered on 10/14/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            there is no tv tuner built in.

            Answered on 10/14/2013 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            You will need a seperate box with all projectors for OTA HD

            Answered on 10/29/2013 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          i want to use this outside on a 132 inch screen Camp Chef Backyard Big Screen OS132. how will would his work and how far back do i need to place the projector?
          Asked on 7/30/2013 by Dan from New Haven IN

          7 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It should work great. For a 132" the projector probably needs to be about
            12-15 feet away. It varies with the aspect ratio of the movie you're
            watching. You'll also want some external speakers to plug into it because
            the speaker inside the projector sounds terrible.
            Bryan Colley

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by jupiterkansas from Kansas City, MO
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I would not recommend this projector for that application. A 12 foot image
            would be pretty large for this project. You can find out how far back using
            the projection calculator for this model, my guess would be about 18 feet
            but use the calculator to find out. It would have to be REALLY dark outside
            to get a decent quality picture of that size. I would be looking for a
            higher lumen unit. This is a great projector don't get me wrong but not my
            first choice for such an application.
            Roger

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            For a 132" diagonal this Projector can be as close as 11' or as far back as 14' 5". The Projector will work just fine outdoors typically after the 8pm time frame.

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It should work fine...
            You can use this calculator for the distance or do what I did
            http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator-pro.htm
            When I setup mine up I just turned on the alignment grid then moved the projector to the distance that maximized the screen.
            slowly move the focus control for a nice sharp picture...
            You also can zoom and keystone to tweak it if it is off a little
             
             

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Here's a link that calculates the placement of the projector based on your input of what size screen etc.. BenQ Projection Calculator

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Go to the Benq website .they have a calculator for setting up your
            projector

            Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I have not used it outside, but before I fixed it to the ceiling, I
            projected (almost a 135) on the wall with doors open and room full of
            light. Amazigly, it gave a good prjection with good colors. The distance
            was roughly 12 foot from the wall.
            Hope I answered your question.

            Answered on 7/31/2013 by Anonymous
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