BenQ W1500 1080p 3D DLP Wireless HDMI Projector Review
12 May 2014
Conclusion: Compared to BenQ's entry level 1080p 3D DLP projector (the W1070, which goes for $899 at the BenQ US web store and on Amazon ), the W1500 provides two upgrades. The wireless HDMI is obviously the key differentiator, and will appeal to those that don't want the hassle and cost of installing a long...
Pros: Very good test bench performance (in Cinema mode), Long lamp life (3,500 hours in Standard lamp mode, 5,000 hours in Economic mode), Excellent 2D as well as 3D performance, Glitch-free wireless HDMI
Cons: Limited vertical lens shift range, Many remote control button labels are hard to discern, Some noticeable off-axis light leakage
Excerpt: It’s been an interesting ride for video manufacturers the past few years, but 2014 things look to be heading in an upward direction. Mirroring some of the trends in the audio market, value reigns supreme with homeowners cautiously spending on upgrades.
Conclusion: : The BenQ W1500 Digital Projector Home Cinema Series is a well crafted DLP projector. The $1,599.00 retail doesn’t cover just a quality projection of images in 2D and 3D, but also sensible and useful setting adjustments and the ability to cut the cord for connecting to the video source.
Pros: ISF certified calibration control, 2D to 3D conversion, Picture-in-Picture
Conclusion: At the end of the day, we tend to prefer Epson’s Powerlite Cinema 3020e projector, even if it is a good $600 more expensive. With that said, the BenQ W1500 is an great projector in its own right, and its included wireless HDMI connectivity, once set up, is reliable and of reasonable quality.
Conclusion: Here’s the very bottom line: The BenQ W1500 earns our Special Interest Award. Understand, terms of picture quality, brightness and several other areas, the W1500 does deserve a Hot Product award, but it comes up short in one area that makes this Special Interest award more suitable.
Summary: • Full HD 3D • Short throw • Wireless HDMI input • Vertical lens shift • Wireless HDMI not up to the mark • No bundled 3D glasses BenQ has a wide range of projectors to cater to the needs of every consumer and business type and this is what sets this brand apart.