Black Level Performance
A most pleasant surprise. Ok, I wasn't that surprised, but, as I recently reviewed the InFocus IN83, with its Darkchip4 DLP chip, I was concerned going in, that the BenQ W20000 would not do nearly as well, with its Darkchip3.
Turns out I was wrong. Once again, the use of a dynamic iris really helps. The BenQ W20000 has one, the InFocus does not. As a result, the W20000 came very close to the IN83 in black level performance.
Below is a favorite image of the starship in The Fifth Element. I have intentionally overexposed the image, and I've also left in the letterboxing at the top and the bottom. Note that despite the overexposure visible in the starship, the letterbox areas are still virtually black.
Immediately below, is the same frame shot with the InFocus IN83. You can see that the W20000 is a bit more overexposed. Yet the black of space is very close. As I pointed out elsewhere in this review, the W20000 comes very close to the IN83 in black levels, thanks to its dynamic iris. That's especially true on a mostly dark scene like this one, where the BenQ's dynamic iris can really do its thing.