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Benq W8000
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Benq W8000 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 31dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2016
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With THX Certification, Rec. 709 cinematic color fidelity, and ultra-high contrast, W8000 unleashes astounding picture quality for custom home theaters made perfect by CinemaMaster video... More
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9 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Benq projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

Only Released Five Months Ago

This projector is one of the most recent projectors to be released. This means it is likely to use better technology than some of the older projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W8000 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other new comparable spec data projectors do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq W8000 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other latest projectors also support 3D image projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many new comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W8000 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support graphics resolutions of 800 x 480 (WVGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 576 (WSVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all new comparable spec data projectors.

The worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq W8000 is a two HDMI port data projector.

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Quite High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of projectors that came out around the same time as the W8000 range from 0.1kHz to 100,000kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 13,000kHz. The Benq W8000 has one of the higher maximum horizontal synchronization (102 kilohertz) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 28 decibels, the Benq W8000 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other latest similar spec projectors. Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the W8000 the noise levels in economy mode range from 20dB to 37dB.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other recently released projectors have a built-in speaker, however the Benq W8000 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq W8000 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for the last year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Epson Home Cinema 2045[plb_3844211_price], or the Sony MP-CL1[plb_3151534_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W8000 the projector brightness range from 37 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq W8000 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the W8000.

There are a number of alternative 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the H1186[pl_3704601_price], or the H1188[pl_3704602_price] both from Vivitek.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson Home Cinema 2045[plb_3844211_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W8000 is 8,400h. The Benq W8000 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,500 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,500 hours, the Benq W8000 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W8000. The shortest lamp service life of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W8000 is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,900h.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 290 Watts, the Benq W8000 has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors. Projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W8000 have power consumption in economy mode of between 0.5W and 850W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 250W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W8000

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 31 decibels, the Benq W8000 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the X125H[pl_3765481_price] (31dB), or the P1286[pl_3765480_price] (31dB) both from Acer or the Epson EB-G7400U[plb_3357442_price] (31dB).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
12V Trigger
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio
Display Aspect Ratio
HD Type

Expert Reviews

11 August 2016

We reckon BenQ has a winner here. The W8000 offers very good performance at a reasonable price. The only thing that gives pauseis that we know there's a BenQ W11000 coming ? and that will be a 4K...

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $94.69
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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