Summary: Comments about BenQ W500 Home Cinema Projector: After hurricane Ike we connected one of these to a generator and displayed movies on a garage for all the neighbors. The picture was bright even in the early evening.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Great picture quality, Small Footprint
Summary: Personal Experience This was my first HD pj. I think it looks awesome. HD dvd looks great, also dish HD like Discovery looks like you can walk right into the wall. Love the lens shift Problems Well my problems started from day one and i didnt even know it.
Summary: Personal Experience Overall good projector. image was very nice, standard def was ok but not what i expected. Unfortunately had to return it, sounded like there was a generator in my basement whenever i watched a movie, MAN is the fan on this projector loud.
Summary: Very nice PJ, got it 2 months ago for seven hundred after rebate. Just got rebate about 2 months later. Dynamic mode seems a bit weird as it changes colors during screen switches, moslty leave it on cinema and lamp on native mode. HD from Dish looks amazing.
Pros: Converts SD to HD. Very clear picture even thought im shooting an 11' wide screen. HDMI input. Very awesome lens shift if you need to mount it in odd locations. Remote lights up, very cool idea.
Cons: Currently about every 5th time i turn it on it has random red or blue pixels chasing mostly faces or similar color objects. I turn it off and back on and it goes away but waiting 5 mintues to go off then back on really sucks. Contacting BenQ now. At first i thought it was this junk Astar dvd play...
Summary: Would probably check for other brands next time since I saw two similarly spec'd models at a big box store for a few hundred less. I'm pleased with this one, but even with the rebate I can't help but feel cheated. Hope it proves it's value over the long haul.
Pros: It has a very nice picture. I've played games and watched movies with it. I prefer the movie performance simply because the picture is so large it's difficult to deal with choppy response rates in games. It's probably the Playstation 3's fault with framerate drops, but nonetheless it's not easy o...
Cons: I don't like current generation resolutions and response times, but that's not the fault of this projector. It's fine for movies.
Summary: Newegg is excellent as always with their fast service. However shipping from TN wherehouse is bit slow.
Pros: Excellent quality. I installed this with 121 inch screen and movies looks spectacular. I used HDMI cable to wire because it allows long cable run about 50+ ft without amplifier. The quality is spectacular. The brightness and contrast ratio are bit low but if you have fairly dark room, it should b...
Cons: Brightness and contrast is bit low but with fair lighting condition. It looks good. I usually watch movies at night so it looks pretty good.
Excerpt: Ich besitze den Benq W500 seit über einen Jahr da ich ihn mir vor der EURO 2008 in Österreich gekauft habe. JA und NEIN NEIN wenn man Fusballvernatisch ist und Ihn zur Übertragung von Fernsehbildern verwendet Wenn ich mir Filme über den Beamer anschaue habe ich bei einer Bilddiagonale von 3,20m ein...
Excerpt: Проектор достойный и для домашнего кинотеатра подходит отлично. Размеры комнаты, где установлен проектор: 5,8м-длина, 4,2м-ширина. Изображение проектирую на специально оклеиную белую стену и размер экрана составляет около 3 на 2 метра - очень приятно и красиво, но главное, действительно создаётся...
Pros: Хорошая картинка, много полезных функций
Cons: В тишине слышна работа вентилятора, что немного напрягает