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 video-processing is impressive. There's only one major downfall: The overscan crops all input signals to some extent, and cannot be switched off.
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.
Conclusion: 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. The BenQ W5000 is going to rival some more expensive projectors and certainly beats out the Epson 1080UB in terms of its ability to reproduce deep rich blacks.
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. All DVD images used are from Death to Smoochy with a Pioneer 400 for DVD playback, via an HDMI connection, 480p 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. Packing some serious punch with an advertised contrast ratio of 10,000:1, 1200 ANSI lumens, a fully displayable palette of 1.07 billion colors, an image size ranging from 40 to 300 inches, and full, 1080P HD glory, BenQ certainly brought out the big guns this time.
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 pin drop, Despite its size, it brings great style-value to any room, Backlit remote that doubles as an emergency flashlight or roadside flare (yes, it’s very bright), Out-of-b...
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 playing a game like certain other projectors, While some will still argue that DLP projector technology offers up a pastel-type image, this is really all a matter of taste, as s...
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