For the lower price, it manages to deliver a far from budget performance
The BenQ W750 may well be a budget projector but it manages to deliver a far from budget performance. The chassis might be small and light, betraying BenQ's data grade heritage, but it's well built and the size makes installation easier. There is some fan noise and light spill but, on the upside, the W750 is very bright making it ideal for the average living room. The rear connections are fairly standard, with two HDMI inputs, and only the rinky-dink remote lets the side down.
Pretty hard to beat for the price
If you want a projector without 3D, you should go with a 1080p unit like ViewSonic's Pro8200. Otherwise, the W750 is pretty hard to beat for the price.
Packs in features typically only found on more expensive projectors
The BenQ W1500 is a fully-featured home theater projector with a stellar HD picture. It packs in features typically only found on more expensive projectors, like frame interpolation and vertical lens shift, without compromising one iota when it comes to picture quality. It is easy to use thanks to an intuitive remote control and menu system, easy to set up thanks to 1.6:1 zoom and vertical lens shift, and easy to fine-tune thanks to comprehensive color controls and three User memory banks.
Excellent motion handling and good colour performance
While it's certainly not a bad projector in 2D mode, nor is BenQ's W1500 the step-up hero we'd hoped for. For us, its quality leap from BenQ's cheaper models isn't quite extensive enough to justify a Â£1,400 price tag - especially as the 3D playback on the sample we tested is an eyestrain-inducing disaster.
Has a ton of features
The BenQ W1500 has a ton of features. With a wireless high definition streaming solution, 3D, ISF certification, 6000 hour lamp life, and much more, there is a lot to like here. At $2300, there better be. While it might be cheaper to buy a similarly featured projector and hire someone to run wires for you, that may not be possible for many. The only thing we can find left off the feature list is horizontal lens shift.
Offers a wider range of image sizes than the lower-cost model
The BenQ W1500 has a wider range of functions than the W1070â??another five-star projector from BenQ. As well as delivering excellent-quality 3D, this projector has an effective frame interpolation function, wireless HDMI support and offers a wider range of image sizes than the lower-cost model. However, there's no real gain in picture quality compared with the W1070. Given that the W1500 is a fair bit pricier, we'd still recommend the W1070 if you're looking for the best-value option.
Excellent shadow detail
It's cute, it's got serious performance for the bucks, and is almost unique in its short throw design. The BenQ W1080ST projector should make an excellent choice for those wanting to mount close, or using this projector on table top and for multiple locations. I'm certainly not going to stop you from breaking out your credit card. This W1080ST is a good value!
Color is both accurate and easy to adjust
As one of the only 1080p home video projectors to feature a short throw lens, the BenQ W1080ST is in a class of its own. This $1299 powerhouse combines high light output, strong dynamic range, excellent color, no significant rainbows, and respectable 3D performance to create a powerful image that's sure to please. With an onboard speaker and a razor-sharp short-throw lens, the W1080ST is a mobile powerhouse, a serious gaming machine, and a portable movie theater all rolled into one.
Crisp and bright picture
Great projector for about a grand. The picture is a whole lot better than my old one and everyone who comes over comments about the improvement in quality. The short throw is nice, but I did not compensate enough for the increase in throw angle. This means I either need to mount it lower from the ceiling or use the digital keystone which causes a noticeable decrease in image quality. Obviously still a great image, but not 1080p crisp.
Very good job displaying 2D high-def images
With its relatively compact size, short throw lens, clearly labeled and spaced inputs, on-unit control buttons, remote control, and comprehensive operating menu the W1080ST is an easy projector to place and set up.
Also, combining the short throw lens and 2,000 maximum lumens output capability, the W1080ST projects both a bright and large image suitable for small, medium, and large size rooms in most homes.
Respectable blacks on dark scenes
In summary, on both Blu-ray disc and HDTV, the color is accurate and the picture easy to watch. It's rather forgiving overall. When it comes to the "wow factor", it should blow away all your friends.
This BenQ W1070 has a great picture for the bucks, and is as solid a value as I think you can find without spending a good deal more, and I'm not just talking a hundred or two. Hey, it's cute too!
Great little projector for entertaining in your home
The BenQ W1070 is a great little home video projector that produces a 2D image that looks more expensive than it is. High light output and great shadow detail help the W1070 stand up to ambient light, while extensive color controls and solid factory calibrations make it easy to just plug and play.
Next Generation of DLP Home Theater Projector - Improved performance, Lower Price and Maintenance
In the past Brilliant Color was more of a liability than a benefit. It is improved with the new chipset used on the W1070. The W1070 is fairly well calibrated out-of-the-box but also includes a full color management system which works rather well.
Good 2D and 3D picture quality
Once we'd managed to work round its setup limitations and figured out how to avoid a couple of initial picture niggles, we were left with pictures from the BenQ W1070 that comfortably surpassed our expectations, making it just the latest entry on a freakishly long list of 2012 projector bargains. People on the hunt for an exceptionally cheap but still movie-loving projector have never had it so good.
Outstanding value, Massive 1080p images
If you're after an easy-to-accommodate Full HD projector, this smart looking DLP model delivers. It packs a bright 2,000 lumens punch, dispensing 1080p images which ping with detail. While the W1070 is Full HD 3D capable, no Active Shutter glasses are supplied in the box, so you'll need to budget extra if you want them.
On the plus side, an onboard mono speaker provides low-fi audio.
We purchased these projectors for our church, which was using 2500 lumens, 10 year old projectors. The picture and brightness and amazing and everyone is noticing how clear the images are. Even the folks in the back rows can read everything from the large song lyrics to the small print of author and copyright information. These are great projectors!
Best resolution and light output
I have seen dozens of the BenQ projectors from the SP890 series to this unit. They have a great Lumen output, and the resolution is outstanding for the price. I haven't found a better projector to date that is in the price range with the warranty provided. These are basicly the SP890 but the original SP890s had ballast issues that after several months would start blowing bulbs before they should. The firmware revision to this unit corrected the lockup issues seen on the SP890 as well.
Perfect for multiple machines
I recently used this projector on a training class and was impressed that it transferred over seamlessly from HDMI on my laptop to a VGA output from my iPad in just a couple of steps.
Great price for a projector that is bright enough to display in a classroom with a lot of windows and light.
Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions
The MS517 is pretty well designed and maintenance free, aside from having to change the lamp. Changing the lamp is a little more work on the BenQ MS517 compared to other projectors on the market, but the design, and look of the projector reflects this. I like to think that it is kind of the like the iPhone. Simple, beautiful, but ultimately not easy to tamper with. That could be a positive in a classroom environment where lots of different people are going to be accessing the projector.
Long lamp life
The MS517's strongest features are its low price and how much it delivers for that price, including near-excellent data image quality, usable video quality, portability, and a long lamp life. You can get a more capable projector if you spend more, but it will be hard to find one this capable as this price.
On the minus side, if you need good quality 3D you'll want to look elsewhere, and the issues with audio mean that if you need sound you'll need an external audio system.
Awesome value and quality
I bought this to use in a gallery for an upcoming show and it is way better than the quality that I expected. The video looks great and the lamp is very bright. It definitely can operate in ambient light without any issues. It has a good screen size and a better contrast ratio than the more expensive Epson models that I was looking at. I haven't tried the 3d modes yet, but it is decently quiet and even projects well on my horrible brown walls.
Great value and quality.
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