If you are torn about which DLP projector to choose, BenQ W1070 or HT1075, then you came to the right page. I am going to help you choose the better 1080p DLP projector to add to your home theater setup. Both projectors are great projectors on their own. However, one of them is better overall.
Projectors use two main technologies to display and project an image. Namely, the Digital Light Processing (or DLP for short) and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Both technologies have their advantages and disadvantages that affect the quality of images they can produce. However, DLP projectors generally have a better contrast ratio than their LCD counterparts. Before getting any deeper, let’s proceed with the comparison of BenQ W1070 and HT1075.
BenQ W1070 vs HT1075 – Similarities
All specifications and features of the BenQ W1070 and BenQ HT1075 projectors are in the side by side chart.
|Display Type||Digital Light Processing||Digital Light Processing|
|Native Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Other Video Modes||720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i||720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i|
|3D Mode||Full HD 3D||Full HD 3D|
|Projected Display Size||39.65 – 234.66 inches||40.39 – 234.66 inches|
|Zoom Capabilities||1.3x Manual Focus||1.3x Manual Focus|
|Peak Brightness||2,000 ANSI Lumens||2,200 ANSI Lumens|
|Lamp Type||240W P-VIP bulb||240W P-VIP bulb|
|Rated Lamp Life||3,500 hours / 6,000 hours (Eco)||3,500 hours / 6,000 hours (Eco)|
|Lens Shift||Vertical +/-5%||Vertical +/-10%|
|Keystone Correction||Vertical Only||Horizontal & Vertical|
|Throw Distance||4.3 to 19.6 feet||4.4 to 19.6 feet|
|Audio||10.0 Watts Mono Speaker||10.0 Watts Mono Speaker|
|Audible Noise||33 dB / 30 dB (Eco)||31 dB / 28 dB (Eco)|
|Ports||HDMI 1.4a x 2, 12-Volt Trigger, Component: RCA, Composite: RCA, RS232: DB-9pin, S-Video, USB, VGA in: Dsub-15pin||HDMI, HDMI (MHL), 12-Volt Trigger, Mini Jack (Audio In), RCA (Audio In), Mini Jack (Audio Out), Component, Composite: RCA, RS232: DB-9pin, USB x 2, VGA In: Dsub-15pin|
|Item Dimensions (W x D x H)||12.3 x 9.61 x 4.1 inches||12.2 x 9.6 x 4.1 inches|
|Item Weight||5.8 pounds||6.33 pounds|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
BenQ W1070 and HT1075 projectors have a high native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 Hertz. Although 1080p projectors are still rich in details, 4K projectors are catching up in terms of competitive pricing. Both of the BenQ projectors have other resolution modes as well. Moreover, both projectors have zooming functionality that can zoom up to 1.3 times. Lastly, both projectors feature a 3D mode in full 1080p resolution.
Projected Display Size
Projectors are preferred by most people who want to have a large, displayed image. Fortunately, the projected image produced by these BenQ projectors can reach up to more than 200 inches. That is larger than any smart television you can buy in the market right now. Their throw distances are also far and can stretch up to just shy of 20 feet. BenQ also provides a throw distance calculator that you can use when installing one of these BenQ projectors.
Unlike other high-end projectors in the market, BenQ W1070 and HT1075 have a built-in speaker. However, its quality is nothing impressive because it can only output up to 10 Watts of power. Moreover, it is just a mono speaker and not a stereo. If you want to use an external set of speakers, you can do so. More about this in the comparison of their ports.
Differences between BenQ W1070 and HT1075
Brightness is one aspect that DLP projectors do not excel in. An LCD projector with the same lamp wattage will produce a brighter image overall.
The BenQ W1070 has a lower peak brightness of only 2000 ANSI Lumens. Therefore, the room has to be entirely dark to be immersed in the movie you are watching. Both projectors use a 240W P-VIP bulb which has a rated lamp life of up to 3,500 hours or 6,000 hours in eco mode. When comparing to LCD projectors, both projectors have a rather short rated lamp life. You can easily buy a replacement lamp online, anyway.
On the other hand, the projected image is brighter on BenQ HT1075 due to its peak brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens. The brightness of both projectors is in ANSI Lumens, rather than in ‘lumens.’ Brightness in ANSI Lumens is the real measure of the brightness of a projector. Therefore, other projectors in the market who use only ‘lumens’ are inaccurate, to say the least. To sum it up, the higher peak brightness of the HT1075 gives a better image quality overall.
The Winner Is- BenQ HT1075
Keystone Correction and Lens Shift
Wherever you place a projector, the projected image will never be rectangular on your first try. It needs to be manually corrected via its keystone correction and/or lens shift.
The keystone correction and lens shift of the BenQ W1070 are lacking when compared with the BenQ HT1075. The W1070 only has vertical keystone correction. Moreover, BenQ did mention anywhere on its product page how many degrees you can correct. In terms of lens shift, W1070 also only has vertical lens shift with an allowance of just 5 degrees in both directions.
BenQ HT1075 has a keystone correction in two axes, vertical and horizontal. Again, there is no mention of how much you can adjust. Although it has a vertical and horizontal keystone correction, the lens shift is only unidirectional. But the advantage of the BenQ HT1075 is it has a higher 10 degrees of lens shift allowance.
The Winner Is- BenQ HT1075
There are so many ways you can output an image to your projector. This depends on the availability of ports at the back of the projectors.
The BenQ W1070 has a couple of HDMI 1.4a which will be the main ports you are going to use with modern devices. There are other video inputs also that the W1070 has such as RCA and VGA. You can also directly play multimedia content through its single USB port. Lastly, the W1070 has a 12-volt trigger that can be used to activate and automatically drop or raise a motorized projector screen.
The BenQ HT1075 also has two HDMI ports to receive and display video signals. However, one of those HDMI ports comes with MHL support that can be used to project screens of mobile gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. Moreover, it has an extra USB port so you can simultaneously plug two flash drives. It also has a 12-volt trigger like the BenQ W1070.
The Winner Is- BenQ HT1075
Pros and Cons
- The picture quality produced by the BenQ W1070 gives you high contrast and deeper blacks.
- The projected screen size of these BenQ projectors can stretch up to more than 230 inches diagonally.
- Although their rated lamp life is shorter, it is easily more replaceable and can be bought online.
- While the BenQ W1070 has ample ports available, it lacks an audio jack and an extra USB port compared with the HT1075.
- The BenQ HT1075 can reach a higher peak brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens.
- It has a bi-directional keystone correction and a wider lens shifting.
- The selection of ports is better with the BenQ HT1075.
- ‘Rainbow’ effect can be visible at its highest brightness.
The Final Verdict
Although DLP projectors have a significantly higher contrast ratio, the disadvantages the technology brings outweigh its advantages. Nevertheless, if you still need to choose which is the better DLP projector, I suggest you purchase the BenQ HT1075. It dominated this comparison in all categories. That is why it is no wonder why the HT1075 comes with a much heftier price tag. The BenQ HT1075 is the better 1080p DLP projector.
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