Conclusion: The BenQ W5000 gives you a lot of projector for the price. The "Dynamic Black" mode renders an impressive contrast ratio, with visible improvements in depth and dynamism. It's easy to forgive the slight deviations in an otherwise natural-looking color reproduction, and the quality of the optics and...
Pros: Contrast-rich picture., High resolution., High-quality video processing, including 24p., Electronic lens-shift.
Cons: The user cannot completely deactivate overscan., Factory setup has some color errors.
Summary: The street price of this projector is around half its retail. Given the quality and level of sharpness this system is capable of - plus the excellent Blacks it can produce thanks to its dual iris system - it's hard not to take notice.
Pros: Support for anamorphic aspect ratio, Excellent post-calibration performance, Great value given street pricing
Cons: Anemic 1.2x zoom lens, No horizontal lens shift, Poor out-of-the-box performance, Overscan anomaly with SD material
Conclusion: All HD images used are from BBC's Planet Earth with a Sony PS3 for HD, Blu-ray playback, via an HDMI connection, 1080p output, using a Nikon D40 camera, and the Draper 106-Inch HD Onyx Gray Screen.
Cons: 19.4 x 7.1 x 16.5 inches (492 x 180 x 420 mm), 21 lbs (9.6 kg), One-year (parts & labor), lamp guaranteed for 90 days or 500 hrs from the purchase date
Excerpt: For the serious cinema, sports, or even gaming enthusiast, BenQ’s latest offering – the W5000 1080HD DLP home theatre video projector – is fully equipped to deliver a very solid and satisfying experience.
Pros: Utilizes full, 1080P HD resolution, for the ultimate home theatre experience, Exceptional contrast ratio (advertised as 10,000:1) leaves the competition weak in the knees, Blacks are black, whites are white, and everything in-between looks vivid and sharp, Quiet enough during operation to hear a ...
Cons: While projector is big and bulky and heavy, it's also strong and sturdy, capable of delivering professional performance at consumer-valued pricing, Iris repositioning sound during picture preset mode changes can be a little distracting at first, but this does NOT occur when watching a movie or pl...
BenQ W5000 DLP 1080p Home Theater Projector Review
28 February 2008
Conclusion: I’m getting rather repetitive. This BenQ always impresses overall. Good color accuracy, very good black levels, great shadow detail, and a really sharp image, provide a great overall viewing experience.
Conclusion: Finally the W5000 has a lamp life of 3000 hours at low power and 2000 hours at full power. It comes with a 3 year warranty. The first year is an on-site service where BenQ provide a loan product while yours is in for repair, with the 2nd and 3rd year being a return to base cover.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, bright enough for most rooms, plenty of connections
Cons: No horizontal shift, lacking zoom, only HDMI 1.2
Excerpt: Este proyector es un «viejo conocido» de los técnicos del Laboratorio de PC Actual. Y es que hace más de un año tuvimos ocasión de analizarlo en profundidad en la comparativa de soluciones Full HD que publicamos en abril de 2008
Pros: Ofrece una tasa de contraste estupenda que solo se ve ligeramente enturbiada en condiciones exigentes, Su calidad de imagen global es muy elevada
Cons: Su zoom no ofrece un margen de maniobra holgado a la hora de colocarlo, por lo que es necesario hilar fino para controlar con precisión la distancia que lo separa de la pantalla, Es voluminoso y bastante pesado, por lo que requiere un soporte robusto para ser colgado del techo