Projector Reviews

BenQ W1080ST Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports, including 3D

BenQ W1080ST Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports, including 3D

The W1080ST is definitely solid for HDTV.  Of course HDTV quality isn’t quite up to Blu-ray disc, but this projector is just dandy for sports, music videos, CNBC, Discovery HD, and for that matter, 3D content off of satellite.

There’s a lot of good looking imagery on HDTV, starting with this screen image from this year’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show, featuring “the Biebs”: The W1080ST, like the W1070 projector lacks CFI – Creative Frame Interpolation – often referred to as smooth motion.  Few projectors under $2000 offer this feature, and I think only one in the W1080ST’s price range.   As I’ve said, too many times, I consider CFI to be a nice feature to have, but one I, and most, can live without.  That said, if a projector has it, I do use it for sports, and on some occasions, other HDTV (never for movies).

BenQ W1080ST Projector: Bottom Line on HDTV Sports, and also 3D HDTV content

Beautiful, especially considering the price of the projector.  If you do something silly, like not focus the projector properly, you’ll get some soft images as I did on HDTV, but, in reality, this is a sharp projector, and it’s pretty good at holding sharpness from center to edge – better than a lot of the competition.

Music anyone?  Glastonbury Music Festival, and The Flaming Lips and from “Howl’s Moving Castle” recorded off of DirecTV