BenQ W6000 Projector – Image Quality 4

The image immediately below is from The Dark Knight. I’ve intentionally overexposed it to make a point. This is the type of scene where the difference in black level performance makes a huge difference. Because the outside areas of the scene, and for that matter the men’s jackets are pretty black, with little detail at all, projectors with just “good” black levels look very flat.

Immediately below, is the same scene using the Sony VPL-VW15, which is definitely a direct competitor. Below that one, is a side by side with the Sony on the left, and Epson 6500UB (another direct competitor, although it will soon be replaced by the 8500UB) on the right. Due to the much higher brightness of the BenQ, it wasn’t practical to do any side-by-sie comparisons with this scene.

Sony VPL-VW15

 

 

 

 

The dynamic iris, with almost all projectors (JVC excepted, as they manage great black levels without a dynamic iris), of course, is a key to excellent black levels. I figure this is as good a time to comment on the iris’s impact on viewing.

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