Summary: I'll preface this by saying I didn't want to purchase this projector.=) Despite babying it while moving last year my old Sanyo PLV Z-2000 didn't survive the trip. I purchased the 5920 as a stop gap until something worth the investment comes out, so my view of this projector may be a bit tainted. That being said, the one big issue I have with the 5920 is with how the input select is designed.
Summary: I had been wanting this projector for quite a bit of time and finally got it as a Christmas bonus from work- All I have to say is it definitely DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! Is amazing in dark space, is equally as astounding in a lit area.
Not Panasonic PT AE4000 U, but it comes very clsoe !
P. Chebib, Amazon
19 January 2013
Summary: I have the Panasonic PT AE4000 U, installed in my dedicated home theater. At 3000 dollars (bought 2 years ago), you get one of the best picture quality for a home movie theater. I purchased the BenQ EP5920 recently and use it for backyard viewing. I use a portable campchef screen, 120 inches.
Summary: I had a previous experience with just one projector, an Epson 710HD, which I reviewed under that heading and returned it due to the picture quality being slightly less than I'd hoped for. I stated there that I planned to purchase this projector as the upgrade and I have definitely not been disappointed. Researching projectors was no easy task and you can't help noticing that they all have their unique advantages and disadvantages.
Great projector, great price. Suitable for a home theater with value in mind.
King David, Amazon
18 January 2013
Summary: First of all, this is a great projector. I use it ceiling-mounted in a low-light home theater setting and it performs exactly as expected on a 120" screen. The reason this projector doesn't (or didn't, at the time of writing this) win everyone over is because it seems to be sitting in between markets. I do not think that the color quality would be up to the same standard if this was used in my living room.
Summary: We bought this projector for our basement living room, instead of buying a big flat screen. It is unbelievably clear on our cream wall. It works perfect with every device that we have linked in to it. Highly recommend!
Summary: My wife and I were looking for 'regular' tvs but always in the back of my mind I was thinking...why am I spending 7-800 dollars for a 55" tv when I could be getting a 130" tv for the same price if not cheaper?? So I found this BenQ and took a chance with a refurbished model but we're glad that we did. Fantastic quality and it's great for entertaining friends to watch movies, football, you name it. I run it with an Xbone and watch tv, blurays, youtube, all from one place.
Summary: I expected quite a bit from this projector as I believed that BenQ was the standard for quality. In a few ways I was disappointed. One even in a low light room, colors were far from true in many instances. For a commercial DVD or a presentation, this is not really that important. But, for me as a movie maker, I need to see true color on the screen so I can perfect the colorization of my video.
Summary: I bought this projector about a year ago. I use it every day for about 2 hours of shows. So far it has been a really good investment. No problems, excellent quality. Very happy with this. This is my 2nd projector from BenQ. The first one was a cheaper model I had for several years. The bulbs run out about once a year with the hours of watching I use. With my old projector it would cost hundreds to replace the bulb. This projector's replacement bulbs are WAY cheaper.
Summary: I see a lot of middle of the road reviews here, I bought this projector knowing exactly what I was getting into, this is not a home Theatre unit as I see amazon has described it, no, it is a Home Video projector, a new catagory of projectors that bridges the gap between a presentation and a home theater projector, to be used in a living room environment with some lights on.