BenQ W600 DLP Multimedia Projector Review
October 2010- Mike Rollett
We offer a detailed review of this BenQ W600 DLP projector. Images and additional commentary were added by Art
BenQ W600 Projector Overview
The BenQ W600 projector is a portable 720P (1280 X 720) DLP projector that is a bit of a hybrid. It’s clearly aimed at home use with its 720P (rather than WXGA) resolution, but provides enough connections and features to please the business or education user that deals mainly with video presentations as well. To that end, the W600 has two HDMI inputs and the usual S-video and composite video inputs, as well as a computer VGA input.
It also has presentation features like image blanking and freezing, password protection, projection surface color choices, a presentation timer and a built-in 2-watt speaker. It also has features tailored for home video use, like full color management, good contrast ratio, Brilliant ColorTM and is 3-D ready.
The BenQ W600 provides very high brightness, achieving almost 3000 lumens in out tests, while maintaining a highly watchable picture. As you’ll see below, the color accuracy in the brighter settings exceeds most of the DLP competition in the W600’s price range.
On the downside for business users, the W600 does not have any network connectors for monitoring or control from a remote computer.
BenQ W600 Projector Highlights
Lightweight – 6.0 lbs.
Very good Brightness – 2600 lumens
Two HDMI inputs
Built-in compensation for different projection surface colors
Full color management allows for optimal color accuracy
Specs for the BenQ W600
View the full specifications of the BenQ W600.
Street Price: $899
Native Resolution: 720P (1280x720)
Brightness: 2600 lumens
Zoom Lens ratio: 1.15:1
Lens shift: None
Lamp life: 2500 hours (Normal mode), 4000 hours (Eco mode)
Dimensions: 12.0”W x 3.6”H x 8.5”D
Weight: 6.0 lbs.
Warranty: 1 year Parts and Labor on projector, 180 days or 500 hours (whichever comes first) on lamp