Summary: Out if the box this is a large projector. Turned it on and got it to play a few movies before the red and orange lights came on. Very sharp image! Amazing black levels. Had to return it because it stopped working.
Summary: Amazing product, crisp picture, bright and vibrant colours. To anyone who does have one of these if you want to have the picture perfect press the menu button, press the arrow right till it goes to the information menu, and then press up, down, up, down on the remote it will take you to a hidden...
Summary: The BenQ W5000 home theater projector has 1080p resolution, single-chip DLP projector, delivers an extremely sharp, high contrast image. it comes through with a dazzling picture that justifies the price. Key Advantages Excellent contrast and black level.
Summary: I also own the Sanyo PLV-Z5, (which was my first projector) with a 12,000-1-contrast ratio. The specs say that the BenQ projector has a contrast ratio of 10,000-1 but when watching between the two, BenQ blows the Sanyo out of the ballpark with not only contrast ratio but colors, image quality,...
Pros: Amazing! Colors and contrast are better than I could ever imagine. Projector is huge, which allows very good airflow and keeps projector cooler than expected.
Cons: One dead pixel which is only noticeable when booting up without video source active.
Summary: Personal Experience Fantastic, turn of brilliant color for normal use, set sharpness & overscan to zero for the sharpest picture. I use mine for 90% HDTV (Australia) and use user mode 1 I load settings from Standard with normal color temperature, very happy!
Summary: Personal Experience I replaced my beloved Infocus 4805 with the W5000 and I'm most impressed with the sharp, clear picture. It's bright enough for my family room, but exceptional when the lights are out. I am currently using a homemade Baers Silverscreen painted screen.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector has an awesome image after it is calibrated. My 6th digital projector and far and away the best to date. Ultra sharp crisp picture, great colors, great depth. Blacks could be a tad better, but very nice shadow detail.
product discontinued by Manuf. No service or parts
Joe W, Amazon
23 November 2008
Summary: This projector worked great for me for 4.5 years until half the screen went black. It needs a new mainboard or DMD board (very expensive) but the product is discontinued by the manufacturer and they have NO SPARE PARTS. I tried to send it back to them and to fix it at a local A/V repair.
Summary: Personal Experience The Benq W5000 is a projector that should be on many peoples short list. Very sharp image detail that really shines with great source material. The 1080/24-60 switching issue has been corrected with the latest firmware 1.21 which is now available in the U.S.