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Benq W1060 Projector

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5000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 31dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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The term Full HD refers to a native resolution of 1920x1080, the highest resolution HD currently available. With resolution at 1080p, you see each image in its full magnificent detail, and every... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This data projector was given a "Value for Money" award by Expert Reviews who decided that this multimedia projector was good value for money.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and homecinemachoice.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 75 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One person considered that the product was easy to setup. One person considered that the product was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review “Excellent motion handling” and scored the Benq W1060 4 stars.

One customer concluded that this projector was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned three years ago “Full HD resolution, easy to use, colourrich imagery, plenty of inputs” in their review of this projector.

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Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Benq has good average reviews for its 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this 5000:1 contrast ratio projector was great for its price.

Good Picture Quality

Two Benq W1060 reviewers reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Benq W1060 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.

Good High Def TV

Several people who bought it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago expert website Whathifi.com wrote “It’s a Full HD, 1920 x 1080-pixel DLP projector”.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq W1060 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1060 was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com rated this projector 80 out of 100 and wrote “Great picture quality”.

Nice Design

One Benq W1060 reviewer who reviewed this projector said that it was good looking. Four years ago Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “BenQ's W1060 is a slick and stylish machine with a chassis that whets the appetite for some spectacular cinema-honed visuals” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it was a good design.

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Good Connectivity

One customer who bought the Benq W1060 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W1060 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq W1060 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the W1060.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W1060 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W1060 is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq W1060 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this projector supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1060.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of data projector.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The Benq W1060 has a maximum native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the native resolution of the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's native resolution (1080p (1920x1080)) is actually the best native resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1060.

Amongst comparable types of multimedia projector the worst native resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Benq W1060 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1060. The noise levels of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 29dB to 48dB.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq W1060 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Very Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The average lamp power in economic mode of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2,000W, and the lamp powers in economic mode range from 150W to 6,000W. The Benq W1060 has one of the brightest lamp powers in economic mode (6,000 Watts) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of this age and spec is 2,000h and the longest is 5,000h. With a lamp service life of 4,500 hours, the Benq W1060 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 28dB, the loudest is 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 31dB. At only 28 decibels, the Benq W1060 has a very quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1060.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Several people concluded that it was not noisy. Homecinemachoice.com said “Fans and colour wheel are noisy” in their Benq W1060 review. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Hints of noise, motion isnt perfect”.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq W1060 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the PowerLite W16 ($849.00), the Z8455WUNL, or the PowerLite W16SK ($1,885.16) all from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq W1060 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W1060 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that are a comparable age to the W1060 is 2,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,800 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1060, the Benq W1060's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Hitachi CP-AX2503 (2,700 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq W1060 has a very small lamp power compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years. The lamp power of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 190W to 2,800W, and the average lamp power is 340W.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The Benq W1060 has a quite low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago. Projectors of this spec and age have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 320M.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Benq W1060 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Benq W1060 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W1060 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1060 have between one and five audio in ports, including the Benq W1060 which has one audio in port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W1060

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 5000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

This well-specified but inexpensive 1080p DLP projector could have many potential system upgraders considering projection for the first time. After all, for the cost of a 46in LED TV you could be... Read more…

Funky design
Full HD resolution, easy to use, colourrich imagery, plenty of inputs
Reference greyscale after calibration
Excellent motion handling
Good video processing
Limited motion resolution, weak onboard loudspeaker, doesn't deliver true black
Poor blacks
Limited shadow detail
Some noise in the image
Rainbow artefacts
26 March 2013

Ultimately, the BenQ W1060 provides a compelling example of a projector that will serve as a meaningful upgrade over a similarly priced HDTV. While the two paradigms have their strengths and...

21 January 2013

We've covered a lot of budget projectors recently and it's surprising the kind of performance you can get for the £2,000-3,000 mark. But what if your budget doesn't stretch to that price point?... Read more…

29 October 2012

In the end we're torn about the BenQ W1060. As a serious movie machine it doesn't quite pass muster thanks to the distracting impact of its rainbow effect and some wishy washy black levels. But in...

5 October 2012

Whether it be a low resolution or some other gaps in specification, budget projectors have tended to compromise too much on performance. The aims to buck the trend, despite its low price: it?s a... Read more…

8 July 2012

BenQ's W1060 is a slick and stylish machine with a chassis that whets the appetite for some spectacular cinema-honed visuals. It boasts full-HD 1080p in terms of pixels, and each and every one of... Read more…

BenQ's W1060 is a slick and stylish machine with a chassis that whets the appetite for some spectacular cinema-honed visuals. It boasts full-HD 1080p in terms of pixels, and each and every one of... Read more…

Overall, the BenQ W1060 Projector has performed to levels we haven?t really seen in projectors we?ve used before, that were in the same price bracket.The image quality when using the W1060 with...

23 December 2011

Everything you?d want from a mid-range projector, including great picture quality, an excellent warranty and competitive price...

Expert Reviews

24 October 2012

Denne projektor er let og fås til en særdeles fornuftig pris. Den lyser stærkt nok til rum, hvor dagslys kan være et problem. Er udstyret med HDMI-port, så du kan tilslutte enheder som en... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.59
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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