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BenQ W10000 1080p Projector Review - General Performance 2

Posted on October 7, 2006 by Art Feierman

W10000 Projector: User Memory Settings

The W10000 has 3 User Savable Memory Settings, which in turn include other sub-settings which can be incorporated such as the 3 Favorite Color Space settings. The User settings can be accessed from the Menus, as well as the remote control, or the Memory button on the W10000 projector's control panel.

W10000 Projector: Remote Control

The remote control of the W10000 is identical to the PE-8720's so I can tell you right off, this is a great remote. What makes a great remote? A nice bright backlight is a good place to start, and the W10000 remote has that covered. Going beyond that, though, is for the remote to have well spaced out buttons, with different layouts and button sizes so that one can easily learn and find the buttons they want, without having to engage the backlight, or for that matter, even look at the remote control. Lastly, the remote should be such that it can easily be handled and just about everything easily reachable using just one hand.

The W10000's remote does all that. I've provided an image of the remote, and I'll quickly run through most of thethe buttons, and how they are organized.

At the top, all by itself, is the Red power button - Once for Power up, hit it twice for Power down.

The next two rows of three buttons each provide direct access to each of the six inputs.

The next two rows have a total of five buttons - for different aspect ratios. Of interest, when working with 1080 sources, the Anamorphic setting defaults to having some overscan, so it crops the image slightly. I recommend, instead (for 1080 sources) using the REAL aspect ratio button instead. If, however you have some non-HD content coming in on an HD source, you may find the overscan useful, as sometimes you might find some noise especially at the top of the image, this is typical of many such broadcasts, not the projector's fault.

Just slightly below those buttons, in the center, by itself is the Preset Mode select button (one of only two that aren't labeled on the backlit buttons. This will toggle you between the modes, including Cinema (best), Home Theater, Family Room, Photo and Gaming.

Four nice round buttons in an almost semi-circle allow you to select from the three user savable settings, and the default setting.


Next comes the well laid out arrow key buttons (nice and large) with an Enter button in the center. And below that, on the left, the Menu button, and on the right the Exit (escape) button which will move you back one layer at a time from the lower level menus to the top, and then turn the menus off. If you are already in the Menus, hitting the Menu button again closes the menus.

Next - four buttons for direct control of Brightness, Contrast, Color (saturation), and Tint.

The next six buttons (two rows of three) control the PIP and POP (Picture in Picture and Picture On Picture (two side by side images). The + and - buttons allow you to size the "In" Picture window. On the right side, is an Iris button providing direct access to opening or closing down the Iris (there are 20 steps).


The last row has lens function - a button each for power zoom, power focus, and power vertical lens shift. After hitting one of those, the arrow keys allow you to adjust.

And, all by itself at the bottom, where you can't miss it, is the Backlight button, where you can easily find it in the dark. I love this remote, and I've been using it for almost a year.

i should note that it also has plenty of range. No problem standing 20 feet from the screen and bouncing the IR off the screen to my projector, shelf mounted 21 feet back. An easy 40 foot reach!

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