Summary: I've owned several projectors and this my second short throw and hands down this is the best short throw projector you can buy. This is the main reason I bought this projector for the flexibility it gives you. The picture quality is perfect nice sharp and great blacks. For the money there is not a better projector in this price range.
Summary: I have only been running the projector for a couple days now, and so far so good. It was easy to set up, and the menus are pretty self explanatory. I especially love the short throw versatility. Now I can use my Kinect without blocking the lights. I also called BenQ's Tech support for a quick question, and I spoke to someone within a minute. Really great. The only issue so far is trying to figure out my 3D option. A little more time and ill have this mastered.
Summary: I was going to get a 55 inch Plasma TV, but ended up buying this instead for steal it price. I was skeptical of my decision at first regarding the blacks, fan noise and placement of projector. I am really really happy with the purchase. Blacks - I am happy with it unless I want to critique some movie, I wouldn't notice. But I do want to say that you need a dark room to see the real potential of this lil beast.
The Best priced short throw native 1080p projector out there! Love my Benq's!
6 November 2013
Summary: Finally...After going from the Benq W710ST, to the Optoma GT750e, to the Optoma GT760, The W1080ST is where it's at. The Picture is NEAR perfect. It stutters on movies that are less than 30 frames, but thats because of encoding... Video games at 60 FPS on my Wii U are PERFECT. Colours are BRIGHT and VIBRANT. it's just a beauty. I love the lower angling short throw, we no longer have to look UP when watching movies or playing games. AND my favorite part! It's not loud!
Pros: You can mount this product anywhere. It's super easy to set up. I had this out of the box and watching a movie within 30 minutes. Picture quality and size are wonderful. I run this in a room with plenty of ambient lighting and it doesn't effect the picture. The short throw is amazing.
Cons: Not a lot of options. It's great for projecting the video and that's about it. I run everything to projector via HDMI (newegg has best price on that too). But it does exactly what I need it to do. Would have been nice to have a mounting bracket included.
Summary: I've been researching projectors for the past month or so. I needed something that was bright to handle the amount of light during the day in my living room. I considered the Optoma TH1060p b/c of its 4500 lumens and online pics of the picture quality looked awesome in bright light and at night. However, it's also about $450 more than this BenQ projector and since this one is a ST allows me to mount closer which should help during bright daylight hours.