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W1000 Full High Definition DLP Home Theatre Projector Review

As one of the big players is the projector market BenQ have surprised everyone with the release of a budget Full HD projector which offers quite a few decent features at a good price.

It does not offer the large zoom lens and lens shift you will see in the higher end Epson home theatre models but if you can centre the unit it works out just under $1k cheaper. The noise level which is a major sticking point on entry level models is quite good at 27db ensuring it won't be a distraction in a home theatre. The contrast was a little basic by today's standards at 4000:1 which still gives a good result but with the Epson TW3500 boasting 38,000:1 but for the price difference i think it can be overlooked.

The w1000 features 6 segment colour wheel running at 2X speed eliminating the chance of seeing the rainbow effect visible in older model DLP projectors. Most DLP home theatre projectors on the market operate using a 4 segment colour wheel.

Inputs are decent on the W1000 with such as the 15pin D-Sub, Composite RCA, 2x HDMI, and Component, the W1000 is very easy to connect to your dvd player or other theatre products. Lamp life is quite good at 4000 on eco mode or 3000 on high brightness mode and it is quite powerfull at 2000 lumens so can be used in eco mode in most cases.

The image on the W1000 is very good with great detail and decent colour strait out of the box but after a bit of tweaking it can be improved. The contrast was a little basic and the unit performed well with both DVD movies and an xbox 360. We found great performance with Bluray movies and with the high brightness it performed well with lighting on as well.

For a budget Full HD projector it is excellent and though it lacks some of the features that the higher end Epsons have in most cases we find lens shift isn't a deal breaker the price is definitely a major strength with this one.

W1000 Reviewed by Projector Reviews on Aug 3 .
BenQ W1000 Projector Review
Rating: 4

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