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: Perhaps the best way to conclude this tight and hotly contested showdown is to use the trusty wine analogy referred to in the above title of this review. Do you like red wine? Or do you prefer white wine? Via this line of thinking, it’s not that one is “better” than the other, but rather, each has its respective advantages and disadvantages based on one’s own specific tastes.
Conclusion: With images that offer exceptional contrast and razor sharp goodness, BenQ has done well to raise the stakes in the home theatre projector market. All this, and I haven’t even touched on how quiet this unit is during operation, or how it incorporates BenQ’s “Senseye” technology – exclusive to BenQ – which delivers the Hollywood experience to your home, with smooth video stream performance, and the ability to turn standard definition material into full-fledged, HD-like...
Excerpt: It's not often that a BenQ projector finds itself at the top of the price pile in a Group Test. But, fortunately for the BenQ, it has a few tricks up its sleeve. Most notably, this is a Full HD projector. While the jury is out on the value of those extra pixels on TVs, especially at 32-37in screen size, when it comes to projecting a 7ft image, we think a 1920 x 1080 resolution might carry a little more weight. Talking of weight, this is a bulky unit.
Pros: Simple to operate, full HD specification, sharp, detailed, bright, colourful images with good black levels
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