Summary: I bought this projector for use in an outdoor home theatre installation and was more than pleased with not only the light output, but also the quality of the picture (paired with a blu-ray source). I expected a greater loss of fidelity in exchange for the additional lumens but that wasn't the case. The lens shift feature alone is well worth the price of entry. This projector won a best in class runner up in Projector Review's annual awards in 2010.
Summary: I was looking for a projector that could produce a high quality image in a room with plenty of ambient light. After a lot of research I decided in favor of Benq W6000. The projector sits on a shelf about 26 feet away from the screen and is still able to deliver a bright and high quality image, in the presence of ambient light, on a 150" screen.
Summary: This is a really bright projector and projects very sharp images. Needed quite a bit of color adjustment out of the box but I got it to look really good. However, the DLP rainbow effect was very noticeable to both me and my son on this machine. What is odd is that we were replacing another DLP projector and we did not see rainbows with the old one. The old projector was a SharpVision XV-Z3000 (720P/1080i).
Summary: I've been using a front projection setup for several years now, starting with a serendipitous purchase of an NEC LT150 that was a "price mistake" find. After getting it and figuring out how to mount it, put up a screen and run cables in the ceiling with a friend's help, I've been hooked on the true theater type experience that a projector provides. It was a dim, loud, business class projector but still a thrill to have a 100" picture.
Summary: If you are in a situation where you have ambient light, or a large screen to fill this projector fits the bill. The important part is the six segment color wheel. A lot of DLP projectors with this type of light output will cheat and use a seven segment wheel. The Seventh segment is white. That increases the brightness but washes out the colors and ruins the contrast. Those that are sensitive to DLP "Rainbows" will be very happy with the image quality.
Excerpt: Was bisher geschah: ================ Warum der W6000 ? ================ Bisherige Geräte von Benq waren mir nun entweder zu teuer oder zu lichtschwach. Eine Zeitlang spielte ich mit dem Gedanken, ein WXGA Gerät für etwa 1800 Euro anzuschaffen, doch als der W6000 herauskam, erschien er das richtige Gerät, auch wenn er mit knapp 2500 Euro insgesamt doch nicht wirklich billig ist.
Pros: Hell und kontrastreich, auch bei Umgebungslicht