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Benq W1500 Projector

01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB May 2013
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W1500 is able to project uncompressed FHD image from HDMI output devices without the hassle of HDMI cables and unnecessary expenses such as wall/ceiling mount. Plug and Play! All you need is the... More
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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This data projector has received seven awards from experts in data projectors.

Avmax.tech2.in.com decided that this projector was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from F1cd.ru, confirming their endorsement. This Benq projector also received an Ixbt.com "Excellent Package" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites all wrote that this projector was good. This data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com, it received an "Special Interest Award" from Projectorreviews.com and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

One additional expert review site said that this Benq projector was good. Les Numeriques.com gave this projector a "5 Star" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and bigpicturebigsound.com the average expert rating of this projector is 78%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Benq W1500 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Benq W1500 “Full HD 3D”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Impressive 3D”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Brilliant 3D performance”.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Benq W1500 “Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players for full 1080p 3D” and rated it 80 out of 100. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this projector “If you'd like to enjoy high-quality Blu-ray 3D, you won't do much better than this at anywhere near the price”. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said “Running an HDMI cable from your Blu-ray player can quickly leave a mess of cables running across the room, unless you opt for a wireless system like” in their review of the Benq W1500 yet they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Two Benq W1500 owners agreed that it had good picture quality.

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Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “For us, its quality leap from BenQ's cheaper models isn't quite extensive enough to justify a £1,400 price tag – especially as the 3D playback on the”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned two years ago “BenQ W1500 has stunning picture quality and is capable of projecting images that have a razor sharp contrast” in their review.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was compact. Last year Whathifi.com said in their Benq W1500 review “Compact, portable unit”. One Benq W1500 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned “There is depth in its 3D that is hard to find in o”.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,080 user and expert reviews, Benq has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com said in their Benq W1500 review “Strict projector aficionados like to make a distinction between true "home cinema" machines, permanently installed and tuned to deliver the best possible visual experience in suitably darkened surroundings” .

One Benq W1500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to handle. Whathifi.com said in their review “Excellent motion handling” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. One person wrote that the product was easy to use.

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Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. In October last year Whathifi.com mentioned “Great set of features”. Three years ago Projectorcentral.com said “Their entry-level W1070 sells for less than $1,000, while the W1500 has more advanced capabilities and convenience features and sells for around $1,599”. Expert review site Avforums.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this projector “The latest addition to their growing line-up is the W1500 which includes a number of useful features aimed at making inst”.

Robust

Two Benq W1500 owners reckoned that the product was well made. Last year expert review site Whathifi.com gave the Benq W1500 a score of 80 out of 100 and said “A compact build, easy to use” in their review. Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned in their review of the Benq W1500 two years ago “It has all the essentials built just right”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com wrote “Puny builtin speakers” in their review. Expert review site Channelpronetwork.com said “Mirroring some of the trends in the audio market, value reigns supreme with homeowners cautiously spending on upgrades” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One Benq W1500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good remote control. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good remote”.

Nice Design

One Benq W1500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Expert review site Avforums.com said “BenQ has been developing a reputation for well designed projectors that can deliver a decent big screen image at an affordable price”.

Good High Def TV

One Benq W1500 owner mentioned that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Connectivity

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was wifi compatible. Whathifi.com mentioned “Decent wireless video system” in their review of the Benq W1500. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “Includes a very useful wireless HDMI c”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review “1 zoom and wireless HDMI, for convenience, plus plenty of brightness” .

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Benq W1500 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W1500 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W1500 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the W1500 do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the W1070[pl_1522360_price], or the W1300[pl_1998671_price] both from Benq.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq W1500 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W1500 which do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the W1070[pl_1522360_price], or the W1300[pl_1998671_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1500, the Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the Infocus IN1146[plb_2100767_price], or the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W1500 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1500 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1500. The resolution of all projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1500 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Benq W1500 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

Across all the projectors of this age and type the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62". With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Benq W1500 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W1500.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq W1500 is a two built-in speaker data projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two built-in speakers.

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Fairly Big Offset

At 130 percent, the Benq W1500 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1500. The average offset of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W1500 is 100%.

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq W1500 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W1500. The average number of colours of projectors of a similar type and age to the W1500 is 480M.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W1500. The projector brightness of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W1500 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W1500 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Benq W1500 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1500 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1500 is 6,300h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

The Benq W1500 has a fairly standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] (31dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Timeshift
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

7 Awards

f1cd.ru Recommended ixbt.com Excellent Package 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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30 March 2015

The W1500 can't quite muster enough punch or subtlety of the Epson EH-TW6600, but there's no doubting its appeal: a decent all-round performance (good detail and a natural palette), a compact...

Clear picture
Realistic colours
Decent contrast
Wireless connectivity
Compact, portable unit
Class leaders are punchier and more insightful
Limited vertical lens shift range
Many remote control button labels are hard to discern
Some noticeable offaxis light leakage
Wireless HDMI not up to the mark
28 July 2014

Strict projector aficionados like to make a distinction between true "home cinema" machines, permanently installed and tuned to deliver the best possible visual experience in suitably darkened... Read more…

In recent years, setting up a projection-style home theater has gotten a whole lot more affordable. Still, even as projectors have gotten less expensive, the budget models have left something to... Read more…

Compared to BenQ's entry level 1080p 3D DLP projector (the W1070, which goes for $899 at the BenQ US web store and on Amazon), the W1500 provides two upgrades. The wireless HDMI is obviously the...

2 May 2014

Trade-offs. That's typically what display technology is all about. Fancy crazy-high 4K resolutions, or maybe ultra-fast refresh? Bottom line: you can't have it all. And if anything, that applies...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 October 2013 by IndusSwistikaArya
IndusSwistikaArya would recommend the BenQ W1500

Excellent projector very bright and razor sharp picture...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178621, benq p178621p, benq 9hj9e7718, benq 9hj9e7718e
Barcodes 00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776

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