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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Size||12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches||12.4 x 4 x 8.8 inches|
|Resolution||HD 1080p||HD 1080p|
|Brightness||2000 lumens||3000 lumens|
|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”|
|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|
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
As the size is fairly similar, it might be the color that encourages your choice.
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.
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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There are two things to take into consideration, the brightness of the lamp and the durability.
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.
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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Large screen size is only worth it if you can maintain a quality image and particularly, the right color and contrast.
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.
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.
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.
The maximum screen size is 300 inches. The aspect ratio is not stated.
The Winner Is- A Tie
You can connect a wide range of devices to both of these home theatre projectors including smartphones, computers and video consoles.
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.
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.
Both of these projectors are quite an investment so a warranty will provide some peace of mind.
This comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
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.
- Excellent picture quality and colors
- No lag for gaming
- The speaker does a good job for movies
- It’s a shame there isn’t a standard USB port
- Excellent value for money
- The 3D viewing is amazing
- It’s good for outdoor use too
- 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.