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BenQ W1070 vs Optoma HD141x: Which Home Theater Projectors are Better?

People are always looking for ways to improve our home entertainment system. Home theatre projectors are a great way to get the screen size you want and the ability to adjust the size for different environments. Nowadays, home theatre projectors can transform the movie and gaming experience.

Today, we are going to look at the BenQ W1070 vs Optoma HD141x. After considering all of their features, we will include a comparison chart for quick viewing. We will finish up with some pros and cons so that we can decide which is the best option.

BenQ W1070 vs Optoma HD141x

Despite being different brands, there are still some similarities between the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x, so we will begin here.

BenQ W1070 vs Optoma HD141x – Similarities

Projector Type

The BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x both have high definition, 1080p resolution. They are also ready to support 3D for movies, Blu-ray, and video games.

Built-in Speaker

Although you can attach additional speakers, the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x also have a built-in 10W speaker to enhance the audio experience as well as visual.

Remote Control

All of the settings of the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x can be controlled by the units themselves or from the handy remote controls that are included.

Keystone Adjustment

Not everyone likes the keystone adjustment feature as it tends to distort the image slightly. However, if you want to place the BenQ W1070 or the Optoma HD141x at an angle from the screen surface, you can use the keystone adjustments.

Side by Side Comparison

The following comparison chart will help to review the two home theatre projectors side by side.

 

BenQ W1070

Optoma HD141x

Image BenQ W1070 Optoma HD141X
Size 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches 12.4 x 4 x 8.8 inches
Weight 5.84lbs 5.4lbs
Color White/silver Black
3D Ready Yes Yes
Resolution HD 1080p HD 1080p
Brightness 2000 lumens 3000 lumens
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 23,000:1
Display Color 1.07 billion Texas Instrument Brilliant Color Technology
Aspect Ratio Native 16.9 (5 selectable) Not stated
Keystone Adjustment Vertical +/- 20 degrees Yes, but degrees not started
Screen Size 40”- 200” Up to 300”
Built-in Speaker Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes
Connectivity HDMI x2, D-Sub 15 pin, Composite Video in x2, Component video, S-video, audio in, audio out, audio L/R, USB mini, RS232, 12V Trigger HDMI x2 + MHL v1.2, audio out 3.5mm, 12v Trigger, USB
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited, 90 days on lamp
Price

Now let’s take a closer look at what makes the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x different.

Differences Between BenQ W1070 And Optoma HD141x

Appearance

As the size is fairly similar, it might be the color that encourages your choice.

BenQ W1070 comparison

BenQ W1070

It measures 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches and weighs 5.84 pounds. It’s white and silver, which gives it a more modern look.

Optoma HD141x

The overall dimensions are 12.4 x 4 x 8.8 inches, and it weighs 5.4 pounds, so not enough to make a difference. The unit is black so it might blend in more with your other equipment.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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The Lamp

There are two things to take into consideration, the brightness of the lamp and the durability.

Optoma HD141X comparison

BenQ W1070

The lamp has a 2000 lumen brightness. There is no information on how long the lamp lasts except that it uses SmartEco technology for longer lamp life.

Optoma HD141x

You will notice a difference at 3000 lumens. You can expect an average of 6500 hours of lamp life.

The Winner Is- The Optoma HD141x

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Color

Large screen size is only worth it if you can maintain a quality image and particularly, the right color and contrast.

BenQ W1070 HD 1080p Review

BenQ W1070

The contrast ratio is well above average at 10,000:1, this will make the contrast between whiter whites and blacker blacks. The projector uses Colorific Technology to deliver 1.07 billion colors.

Optoma HD141x

The contrast rating is much higher, but the exact number of colors isn’t stated. We do know that it comes with Texas Instrument Brilliant Color Technology.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Screen Size and Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio of a projector is the difference between the height and the width of the screen. The average is 16:9.

Optoma HD141X review

BenQ W1070

The screen can be adjusted from 40 inches to 200 inches. The aspect ratio has 5 adjustable settings with the native aspect ratio at 16:9.

Optoma HD141x

The maximum screen size is 300 inches. The aspect ratio is not stated.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Connectivity

You can connect a wide range of devices to both of these home theatre projectors including smartphones, computers and video consoles.

BenQ W1070 Review

BenQ W1070

On the back on the projector, you can find 2 HDMI ports, a D-Sub 15 pin, 2 composite video-in, a component video, an S-video, audio in, audio out, an audio L/R, a USB mini, an RS232, and a 12V trigger.

Optoma HD141x

The options are less but you can actually connect more devices thanks to the USB port. You will also find 2 HDMI ports + MHL v1.2 a 3.5mm audio out and a 12v trigger.

Warranty

Both of these projectors are quite an investment so a warranty will provide some peace of mind.

Optoma HD141X 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

BenQ W1070

This comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Optoma HD141x

The warranty on the projector is limited for 1 year but the lamp only has a 90-day warranty.

The Winner Is- The BenQ W1070

Pros and Cons

And finally, we have some pros and cons of the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x.

BenQ W1070

Pros:

  • Excellent picture quality and colors
  • No lag for gaming
  • The speaker does a good job for movies

Cons:

  • It’s a shame there isn’t a standard USB port

Optoma HD141x

Pros:

  • Excellent value for money
  • The 3D viewing is amazing
  • It’s good for outdoor use too

Cons:

  • The color richness isn’t quite as good as the BenQ W1070

The Final Verdict

The BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD141x are the right size and are both very easy to set up. We liked using both of them for concerts, games and movies and felt that for the price, the size and quality of the images were awesome. There were a couple of things that we preferred about the BenQ W1070 like the design and the rich depth of color. That being said, the Optoma HD141x did have a noticeably better contrast ratio and the extra 100” in screen size for a cheaper projector made this projector today’s winner.

 


 

 

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