Conclusion: BenQ's W7000 is an excellent choice for someone who's looking for a cost-effective projector for a multi-purpose theater space. Yes, you can find other projectors that will provide better black levels and contrast for a completely light-controlled room, but the W7000 strikes a nice balance between brightness and black level, serving up a bright, crisp, clean, colorful image in both darker and brighter viewing environments.
Excerpt: It seems like only yesterday that DLP was the belle of the ball for front projector technologies. Oh, how things have changed these last few years. Now we see a polarized market made up of budget entry-level offerings or cost-no-object three-chip designs with little in the way of middle ground.
Summary: One question asked all the time is "What's the best projector?" which is really a question without an answer. Where you watch, what you watch, and what factors you care about are going to influence what projector you are after and there is no simple one-size-fits-all answer. That said, if someone asks me what the best 3D projector out there is for under $30,000, I would answer that the BenQ W7000 is the best that I've seen.
Excerpt: Prices for quality projectors have dropped faster than Facebook’s IPO over the last few years, making the dream of mancave movie theaters much more realistic. The trouble is sorting out the deals from the doozies. For a street price of often less than $2,000, BenQ’s first full-HD 3D W7000 Projection System is a particularly good bargain for movie-lovers looking for the best 3D experience at home.
Conclusion: The overall picture quality – notably the colors, of the W7000 really do look impressive. That DLP look and feel – rich colors yet without being over the top, is in its full glory with the W7000. That’s not to say you can’t find more natural looking color, especially on far more expensive DLP projectors. What I can say, though, is that for a roughly $2500 projector, it should knock your socks off.
Pros: 3D capable, Single chip DLP provides pretty clean 3D, Excellent calibrated color and skin tones, Very good black level performance – true “ultra high contrast”, Rich colors, especially on darker scenes, Very good placement flexibility, Very good black level performance (but not the best), Picture in Picture, True Video – CFI – smooth motion, good for sports and other non-film based content), 2 HDMI 1.4a (Blu-ray 3D compatible) inputs, Excellent remote control, with go...
Cons: 3D capable, Single chip DLP provides pretty clean 3D, Excellent calibrated color and skin tones, Very good black level performance – true “ultra high contrast”, Rich colors, especially on darker scenes, Very good placement flexibility, Very good black level performance (but not the best), Picture in Picture, True Video – CFI – smooth motion, good for sports and other non-film based content), 2 HDMI 1.4a (Blu-ray 3D compatible) inputs, Excellent remote control, with go...
Excerpt: BenQ’s 3D projector is capable of excellent value, but doesn’t deliver it out of the box. Stephen Dawson details the dubious default settings. BenQ has come into the 3D projector market sticking with the technology it knows best — DLP. It has had a habit of producing good value-for-money DLP projectors in the past, so let’s see how it goes with the latest, the W7000.
BenQ’s updated home theatre projector has good 3D and great 2D
Good Gear Guide.au
19 August 2012
Summary: BenQ’s lightly-updated W7000+ home theatre projector has generally good image quality credentials, especially considering its comparatively accessible price tag. The 3D glasses bundled are not at all comfortable, though, and you can get better picture quality from slightly more expensive projectors.
Pros: Excellent 2D and 3D image quality, Wide lens shift, keystone, adjustment for setup
Cons: Uncomfortable 3D glasses, Black level slightly high in preset modes
This home theatre projector is bright and colourful
Good Gear Guide.au
19 August 2012
Summary: BenQ's W7000 home theatre projector makes some small sacrifices -- lamp life, fan noise -- to create an excellent picture that's both bright and with great contrast. It's got plenty of extra features built in like picture-in-picture and video smoothing, and the 3D is bright and effective. If we were picking out a home theatre projector, the BenQ W7000 would be near the top of our list.
Pros: Excellent colour performance, Bright, even in cinema settings, Good 3D depth and smoothness
Cons: Far too sharp in default settings, Slightly noisy fan, 3D glasses feel cheap and flimsy