Summary: If your gonna do it, go the distance and get some blackout cloth to really make it pop. I used Carl's ProWhite, Projector Screen Material($85 shpd), built a 5'x9' cedar frame to mount it on($40) & finished with Carl's Blk Felt Tape ($30)
Pros: Everything. BenQ hit a home run with this unit. It still impresses me 6 months after I bought it. The 3D is mind blowing. I never expected the 3D quality that I got. Awesome!!
Summary: Bought this projector for a home theater. Must say I love it! I get a 135" image at 4 feet away. My guests are all impressed with my setup. This projector costed less than a led panel now a days. The only flaw I can find is the focus does not apply evenly.
Almost perfect if small things were thought of carefully
A. SF., Amazon
4 February 2015
Summary: This projector is almost perfect, especially for its price. I would give it 5 stars.... but there's a problem that might look small for BenQ engineers - for me it ruins half of the experience.
Summary: this projector is great until i started getting dust blobs on the inside of the lens(supposed to be a sealed lens) the blobs are large and mess with the picture quality. Got a replacement and it did the same thing, now im gone thought 3 w1080st and they all got dust on the inside of the lens 100hrs...
Summary: This device projects a beautiful image. From about 8ft, I can project a 140 inch or greater image on our wall. For movie nights, this is amazing. It even looked good on our off-white and perhaps green-gray wall... Amazing! My wife and friends love it. However, be wary about buying the W1080ST used.
Summary: I like this projector but didn't really realize how short the throw was on it. The short throw works as it should. There isn't much room for error when mounting it on the ceiling. I had to adjust mine 3 times before it was right.
Fantastic projector. The picture is clear even when I've ...
Eric Salem, Amazon
17 December 2014
Summary: Fantastic projector. The picture is clear even when I've nearly maxed out its throw distance. It holds up during the day with the blinds closed and projected onto a white wall. The only two things that would get this to a 5 star is quieter fan(which is only noticeable when movies go silent) and...
Summary: A great projector, especially if you only have about a yard or a yard and a half of space in front of the screen to place the projector. I, also, really like the travel bag the comes with the projector.
Pros: The screen looks phenomenal. The input lag via the HDMI inputs is a frame at worst. The composite and HDMI inputs work great as does the keystone since as long as it is perpendicular to the screen, the image will be adjustable to be great.
Cons: The sound quality, while functional, is not superb. It does the job, but not as well as a relatively cheap (>$100) home theater system. Also, after several hours, the space within a foot or two of the projector gets reasonably warm, so don't leave anything directly next to the projector.
Great projector. I prefer this to my 65" Panasonic ...
Leo P. "Leothelip", Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: Great projector. I prefer this to my 65" Panasonic ZT. My picture covers an entire wall from floor to ceiling, over 200" diagonal. Once you have this, it's hard to go back to smaller tv's. Remote control works great, backlit. Has automatic cooldown when shutting down to protect bulb.