While the BenQ TH585 doesn't have all the bells and whistles found on more expensive 1080P home theater projectors, it does deliver an excellent picture for its price.
Yes, there are definitely reasons to drop the extra cash to purchase a higher-end, in-home theater projector offered from BenQ, or another leading projector manufacturer. If you were to move up to the Benq HT3350 (SRP $1,499) for example, you would get 4K resolution, HDR, better black levels, and better color.
There are also users who are willing to step up even further to a projector with more enhanced features like horizontal and vertical lens shift, a motorized lens with memory, and anamorphic lens compatibility.
Even though it only sells for $599, BenQ utilized a lot of the know-how it gained building higher-end home theater and business projectors to deliver a picture that would satisfy most people.
I used the BenQ TH585 in my media room for a couple of weeks and I was more than happy with the picture. The picture quality was good enough that I didn't find myself constantly longing to go back to my reference projector. Based on its performance to value ratio, we have decided to give the BenQ TH585 a hot product award.
Yes, You Get What You Pay For!!!
I could see reasons for purchasing either one of these projectors. If you're looking for a projector for your kids to play Minecraft on their bedroom wall, the Vankyo would be a great option. However, if you are a gaming enthusiast, the lower game lag, higher contrast and better color reproduction of the Benq would definitely result in a better gaming experience.
If you're looking to display cartoons at a birthday party on a backyard screen, the Vankyo V630 could be a good choice. If you're planning on using this projector every day in your living room to watch movies TV, or sporting events, spending a few hundred extra dollars the step up to the BenQ TH585 would be a wise decision.
A projection system can deliver a viewing experience that cannot be matched by a smaller flat panel television. When it comes to a projector, the amount of performance you can get for your dollar these days is amazing. If you had told me three years ago, that in the near future, you would be able to buy a home theater projector, which could deliver an excellent image along with 3,000 lumens of brightness for less than $600, I would have thought you were crazy..
Why measure your TV in inches when you can measure it in feet?
For the price of a 65” TV you could have a 10-foot projection system. Combine the BenQ TH585 with a decent screen to create a truly cinematic viewing experience for about $1,500. If you're looking for a great entry level projector at a truly affordable price, the BenQ TH585 should be at the top of your list.