BenQ has a wide variety of projectors that caters to different segments in the Indian market. Today, we take a look at BenQ’s W1070+, BenQ’s latest projector that targets home users.
Taking over from BenQ’s successful W1070, the W1070+ is compact and lightweight that makes it easy to carry and set up anywhere you want and looks attractive with its glossy white chassis and silver finish on the sides. The projector is bundled with a remote control but there’s a set of physical controls as well to manually control the projector settings. As for the connectivity options, you’ll find a host of them placed nicely at the back, including two HDMI inputs (HDMI 2 is MHL-enabled), Component, D-sub port and lots more.
Setting up the W1070+ is really easy. Plug the power cable, video source and you’re ready to watch the content in up to 100″ from a distance as near as 2.5 meters. The W1070+ is equipped with DarkChip3 DLP technology and the result is evident with improved brightness and decent black levels and 6X RGBRGB colour wheel that allows fine tuning for vivid and lifelike colours.
We hooked the projector up with an HDMI source and W1070+ detected the connection automatically. The 10W chamber speakers are audible enough in a 250-300sq. ft. room with the ability to connect external speakers. The projector can be adjusted for side projection with horizontal keystone correction, which means you can even keep the projector on a side stand and project the picture in the center of the room. There’s also a physical lens shift feature to adjust the image vertically by 110% to 130%. The W1070+ also supports up to 1.3x of flexible zoom.
MHL support allows content to be played directly from the mobile device. However, BenQ does not bundle an MHL cable with the projector, so make sure you have a MHL cable that is supported by your mobile device.
The W1070+ also supports wireless connectivity with the help of Wireless Full HD Kit. The kit available for purchase separately allows to stream uncompressed Full HD content wirelessly.
All said and done, the W1070+ is a great compact projection option for home users. The deal would have been sweeter if BenQ had decided to bundle one MHL cable or perhaps included the wireless feature in the projector, without having the customer to shell out extra.
The projector sells
Pros: Good performance, MHL support
Cons: No built-in wireless option