BenQ W1000 Projector Review

BenQ W1000 Projector Brightness

The BenQ W1000 is bright. It is the brightest 1080p projector that’s been through here, measuring an impressive 2179 lumens with the lens set to wide angle. For all other measurements the zoom is at mid point, unless specified.

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE (mid zoom)
Dynamic 2113 @ 7435
Standard 1392 @ 6376
Cinema 1225 @ 6344
User 1 same as Standard, with Brilliant Color Off = 644
User 2 same as Cinema, with Brilliant Color Off = 565
User 3 2089 @ 7433, with Brilliant Color Off = 652

Due to the limited range of the zoom lens, it doesn’t have a whole lot of affect on brightness

Effect of zoom on lumen output (Cinema mode)

Zoom out 1268
Mid-zoom 1225
Zoom in 1173

Switching to low lamp power, from full power results in a drop of only 15%, which is not a big drop. Most projectors drop off about 25% give or take, and a few may drop by a full third.

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Since this projector is especially bright many will actually use the lower power mode and get to enjoy lamp life rated at 4000 hours in low power mode.

 

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Think this way: The W1000 in Cinema mode, low power, with Brilliant Color on, is still brighter than the Optoma HD20 running at high power. When comparing brightest modes, the BenQ is a fair bit brighter than the Vivitek, and far brighter than the Optoma.

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