The BenQ LU950 is a 5,000 lumen, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) DLP projector with laser light engine, claiming up to 20,000 hours. It has an RGBY color wheel (yellow slice), which is unusual – the typical color wheels we see on DLP projectors are RGBRGB or RGBW. With excellent color, a great feature set, and a low list price of $2,799, this installation projector may be “the one” for your business or education applications, whether in a K-12 classroom, boardroom, retail space, house of worship, or entertainment venue.
This BenQ is nicely sharp and provides an image that is pretty true-to-color. It has low maintenance, thanks to no filters and having a sealed light path and dust-preventing technology, making the cost of ownership low over its lifetime. It has a healthy 1.60:1 zoom lens, a generous amount of lens shift (60% vertical, 23% horizontal), and HDBaseT, giving the projector a lot of placement flexibility. The LU950 supports secure wireless presenting, and can be daisy chained with multiple LU950s to create many projected images, or be image stacked to double, triple, or even quadruple the brightness – but more on that in our full review.
This overview video features video clips from “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” by Stephen Low Productions and photos of the projector in action. The video clips have rolling bands of color that are not present when viewing in person – they are an artifact produced by an interaction between the frame rate of our DSLRs and the color wheel of the projector. The photos give a much better taste of what the projector can do – it has excellent color, right out of the box, is nicely sharp, and is easy to set up! Check out the video to see if this projector suits your business or education applications, and, if it’s a possible contender – check out our BenQ LU950 review.