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BenQ W5000 DLP 1080P Home Theater Projector Review - Image Quality-7

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Art Feierman

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W5000 Brilliant Color Performance and Issues

For the best picture quality, Brilliant Color must be turned off. Unlike some other DLP projectors with Brilliant Color from TI, the W5000 offers only one setting. That setting increases overall brightness significantly, and not evenly. It also seems to affect saturation, and other aspects of the image. The point is, sometimes it is over the top, where the picture quality suffers enough to be noticeable to most. Also some detail is lost. Here are several sets of images with Brilliant Color Off, then the same image (adjusting the camera, as best I can to get the same overall brightness), with Brilliant Color On.






Talk about over the top. Look what happens to the yellow above, with Brilliant Color On. It really didn't look as bad as it appears on the photo. That the area is extremely bright, combined with the camera setting, did exaggerate it a bit. Remember, in normal use, Brilliant Color is much brighter overall, than without.





In this image from Pirates, above, look to the clouds. The difference is rather significant, and the smaller clouds on his right seem flattened in terms of color palette and the pink cast is very flat at points.

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