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
4 weeks ago
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. Very well thought out. Even has freeze frame. Only 2 HDMI ports, so I'm buying a multiplier. I love putting my laptop picture on the big screen.
Amazing picture I get a picture of 105"from 6 feet
4 October 2014
Summary: Amazing picture I get a picture of 105"from 6 feet . Only issue is manually removing and reattaching the lens cap may cause the focus to change if one is not careful. Picture quality is excellent . I am using 3d glasses from sansonic Which work perfectly. An excellent buy at this price point.
Summary: Super and Consistent Quality. Easy to set-up. 3d experience could've been better if they supported RF technology glasses. 2d-3d conversion is a miss. For 3d use Estar glasses and stay away from the benqs - overpriced and defective. Great Short Throw projector for the price.
Fantastic projector, especially for the price you pay!!
Mike S., Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I love this projector! The short throw it offers is amazing for keeping shadows off of your screen. I have this mounted about 5' from the screen and am getting a 92" picture with the zoom right in the middle. The quality of the image really is amazing, even with 3D!! My brother has closer to a $3000 projector in his basement on a 110" screen. I actually prefer the image on this BenQ for a third of the price.
Summary: Wow. Such projector, many HD! This projector replaced my (awesome) 720p 3D Viewsonic projector. In the TV space, the difference between 720p and 1080p is usually hard to notice. Not so in the projector space. 1080p essentially doubles your pixel count, and it makes all the difference in the world when your screen is 9' across. And the very nice short throw lens on this unit makes these kind of screen sizes possible.
Summary: You can't get better quality than this at this price point. Great quality and good settings. Although it doesn't have horizontal shift like the other model (non short throw), it still has keystoning correction so you can correct the tilt angle from not being able to use horizontal shift. Also, look up online what color settings are best.
$4,000+ for a 60 inch TV, or <$1,000 for 300 inch?
20 May 2014
Summary: The header should say it all, but if you would take the argument that projector lamp replacements every 4000-6000 hours of use at $120-$250 a pop, that's still quite a lot of (several years worth) of breath taking home theater that also delivers the world's most high end 3D (144hz powered active shutter lenses) at the same time. How long do we keep TVs and technology these days before something comes along and we have to get the next thing?
Summary: This is my first projector. i choose this model - over the W1070 because of the short throw optics :allows a more immersive expirience in a narrow rooms, and during games like Kinect \ move - the player do not interupt the way of the projected beam. and another nice thing - the remote i got is the remote of the W1500 (back lit remote, and better built) and not the old W1070 remote. so i think the ship all W1080st with the better W1500 remote.
Summary: I bought this projector as used and an open box item. No issues with the open box item. Hooked it up in about 30 minutes. Distance to screen 5 feet 6 inches. Awesome picture. I have surround sound. The slight noise from the benq cooling fan is not noticeable. The down side is that I have to wait now for the patriots season...