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BenQ W6000 - Review Summary 2

Posted on September 21, 2009 by Art Feierman

BenQ W6000 Projector: Pros, Cons, and Typical Capabilities

BenQ W6000 Projector: Pros

  • Pretty good "out of the box" picture quality (with Brilliant Color off)
  • Really good color accuracy post calibration in "best" mode
  • Very good black levels, but not up to the very best under $3500 projectors
  • Razor sharp image
  • Extremely bright, as under $5000 home theater projectors go, and the brightest in "best" mode! One of the brightest, in brightest mode.
  • Two HDMI 1.3 inputs, full support for 24 fps, Deep Color, CEC etc.
  • ISF certified, with ISF Day and ISF Night lockable settings areas for calibrators
  • Good menu system
  • Good Dynamic iris performance with the updated firmware
  • Picture in Picture
  • Very good remote, good backlite, good layout, better than average range
  • Respectable styling, not exceptional (for those who care)
  • Projector lamp can be changed without unmounting the projector
  • Full support for an anamorphic lens
  • 12 volt screen trigger
  • An excellent blend of features and performance, for the money

BenQ W6000 Projector: Cons

  • Dynamic iris is rough at times, could use some improvement (not a deal breaker, but a point of consideration/trade-off) NOTE: This point is now replaced (11/23) with a positive comment about the iris, in the Pros section above.
  • Can't fully adjust the color of the Native Lamp (brightest mode), where the projector is exceptionally bright
  • Relatively short throw zoom lens, may prevent a significant number of potential owners from rear shelf mounting
  • While black levels really are very good, it is likely that several new direct competitors will be even better
  • Only a one year warranty - shorter than most at this price point
  • Picture in Picture requires that one of the sources be S-video or composite video

BenQ W6000 Projector: Typical Capabilities

  • Just above average brightness in "brightest" mode (with decent color)
  • Audible noise (fan noise) for a DLP projector
  • Lamp life - strictly average
  • Shadow detail performance - very good, but typical

BenQ's built another really fine projector, with an excellent set of strengths. Truly it's a top contender in its price range, and, I believe, the strongest player among the similarly priced DLP home theater projectors. With the further improved dynamic iris, it just got even better.

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