W1000 Out of the Box Picture Quality
The "out of the box" color is very good, but a touch too much red, which is a very good thing, since the BenQ lacks the tradtional R,G,B brightness and contrast controls for doing a grayscale balance. (There is a color management system, however.)
Of note, the projector's brightest mode, aptly named Bright mode exhibits a bit too much green. This is common because it will help cut through ambient light.
Then, a good deal less bright is Standard mode, which has even better color. Cinema is the best mode for our discussion purposes. Overall, very watchable, right out of the box, in all three modes.
The image below (digital image from the DVE-HD test disk) with the BenQ W1000 projector was taken post calibration:
BenQ W1000 Projector - Flesh Tones
Skin tones are very good. There is a very slight, touch too much red to faces like Gandalf's below, due to the touch less red than there should be. When viewing, the projector doesn't really feel like it's a little thin on red, as the image has a good bit of contrast, and a lot of punch.