BenQ W5000 DLP 1080P Home Theater Projector Review – Image Quality-4

So close.Bottom line: The W5000 does offer very good black levels but not as good as the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB (or the Pro version for that matter).

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Comparing black levels to the Sony is a bit tougher, as the Sony we reviewed was unevenly illuminated, with heavy blue in the upper right and lower left. Overall, with a properly working Sony, these two are probably just about a tie. When it comes to shadow detail, the BenQ W5000 is excellent.

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The BenQ manages to maintain very good black levels without sacrificing the shadow detail. In this regard, it does reveal a little more shadow detail than the Epson. Still, the Epson, on mixed scenes, based on my side by side looks, creates a more dynamic, richer image thanks to the significant black level advantage.

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