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BenQ W1070 vs HT1075: Which Home Theater Projector is Better?

Whether it’s an upcoming football match, the latest box office or your favorite game, treating yourself to a home theatre projector is the ideal way to take advantage of a large screen without losing image quality. Choosing the right projector isn’t always easy!

We have taken two popular options from BenQ, the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075. We are going to go over all of their features such as appearance, connectivity, and picture quality. Once we have finished, we will add a comparison chart and some pros and cons to decide which is the better buying option.

BenQ W1070 vs HT1075

Let’s start by looking at what the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075 have in common.

BenQ W1070 vs HT1075 – Similarities

Projector Types

The BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075 are high-definition, digital light processing projectors. They have a maximum resolution of 1080p and are 3D ready.

Picture Quality

Both of these have a contrast ratio (the difference between the blackest blacks and whitest whites) of 10,000: 1. They use Colorific Technology to generate more than 1 billion colors. The BenQ W1070 specifies 1.07 billion colors.

Picture Size

We classed this as a similarity because the difference is very small. The BenQ W1070 has a screen size from 40” to 200” while the BenQ HT1075 has a screen size from 40” to 235”.

Built-In Speakers

If you don’t want to attach additional speakers, you can make the most of the built-in 10W speakers that come with the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075.

Remote Control

Again, you have two options with the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075. You can control the projectors with the buttons on the top of the unit or if you plan to mount them from the ceiling, you can use the included remote controls.

BenQ W1070 and HT1075 Comparison Table

Let’s recap the specifications side by side.

 

BenQ W1070

BenQ HT1075

Image BenQ W1070 BenQ HT1075
Size 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches 12.2 x 4.09 x 9.6 inches
Weight 5.84lbs 6.06lbs
Color White/silver Gray/silver
3D Ready Yes Yes
Resolution HD 1080p HD 1080p
Brightness 2000 lumens 2200 lumens
Lamp Life EcoSmart Technology Up to 6000 hours
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 10,000:1
Display Color 1.07 billion, Colorific Technology Colorific Technology
Aspect Ratio Native 16.9 (5 selectable) 16:9
Keystone Adjustment Vertical +/- 20 degrees Yes
Screen Size 40”- 200” 40”- 235”
Built-in Speaker Yes Yes
Price

That’s all for the similarities, so now we will move on to how the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075 differ.

 Differences Between BenQ W1070 and BenQ HT1075

Appearance

The size of the projectors won’t make much of a difference. Really, it’s the design you prefer.

BenQ HT1075 Comparison

BenQ W1070

It measures 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches and weighs just 5.84 pounds. It comes white and silver.

BenQ HT1075

It’s a fraction smaller at 12.2 x 4.09 x 9.6 inches but weighs a little more at 6.06 pounds. This unit comes in silver and gray.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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The Lamp

Two things are important with the lamp, the brightness and the lamp life.

BenQ HT1075 Review

BenQ W1070

The lamp comes with 2000 lumens and although the approximate lamp life isn’t listed in the product description, it does use EcoSmart Technology for a longer lifespan.

BenQ HT1075

If your ambient light is a bit less, you may benefit from the 2200 lumens. On the EcoSmart mode, the lamp will last for u to 6000 hours.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT1075

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Aspect Ratio

BenQ W1070 comparison

The aspect ratio is the difference between the width and height of the projected image. Most projectors have an aspect ratio of 16:9.

BenQ W1070

The native aspect ratio is 16:9 with 5 selectable.

BenQ HT1075

This comes with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.

The Winner Is- The BenQ W1070

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Keystone Adjustment

Having keystone adjustment means you can set the projector at an angle from your screen. That being said, many feel that it doesn’t help with the image quality.

BenQ W1070 HD 1080p Review

BenQ W1070

You have a vertical keystone adjustment of +/- 20 degrees.

BenQ HT1075

There is a keystone adjustment, but the degrees aren’t stated.

The Winner Is- The BenQ W1070

Connectivity

You can connect a wide range of devices, but one has a distinct advantage.

BenQ W1070 Review

BenQ W1070

There are 2 HDMI ports, a D-Sub 15 pin, 2 composite video ins, a component video, an S-video, audio in and out, audio L/R, a USB mini, RS232, and a 12V trigger.

BenQ HT1075

The connections are very similar, only that one of the HDMI has MHL and there is a USB port.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT1075

Pros and Cons

Before we deliver our final verdict, these pros and cons of the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT1075 will give a more complete picture.

BenQ W1070

Pros:

  • The amazing picture is quality, color, and sharpness
  • No lag for gamers
  • The speaker is quite good, enough for a normal-sized room

Cons:

  • There have been a few incidences of the fan overheating

BenQ HT1075

  • There are more advanced settings to choose from
  • Stunning colors and image clarity
  • Very good lens shift

Cons:

  • More reports of overheating issues

The Final Verdict

It was a bit of a difficult choice. The designs of both are nice so we felt that this wouldn’t affect our decision. The BenQ HT1075 did have enough improvements to capture our attention. The additional lumens were a help, but most would agree that the biggest benefit is the HDMI + MHL and the USB port. With this alone, you can plug your USB streaming devices straight into the BenQ HT1075. When you add the lower price, in some cases even a couple of hundred, then we felt this projector was the better buy. We do however recommend making sure you purchase from a vendor who offers a valid warranty—just in case.


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