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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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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site wrote that this Benq projector provided a good bang for your buck. This projector received a "Budget Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

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 data projector is 75%.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that the product was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Benq W1060 “Full HD resolution, easy to use, colourrich imagery, plenty of inputs”. One Benq W1060 owner reckoned that it was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Excellent motion handling” and scored this projector 80 out of 100.

One customer thought the product was easy to setup.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,086 expert and owner reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Good Value for Money

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

Good Picture Quality

Several Benq W1060 owners concluded that the Benq W1060 had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed this projector concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Good High Def TV

A few customers who purchased the Benq W1060 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the Benq W1060 “It’s a Full HD, 1920 x 1080-pixel DLP projector”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers considered that this projector was good quality. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Great picture quality” in their Benq W1060 review.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a good design.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “BenQ's W1060 is a slick and stylish machine with a chassis that whets the appetite for some spectacular cinema-honed visuals” in their Benq W1060 review.

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Good Connectivity

One customer thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1060 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W1060 do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1060, the Benq W1060 has a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Epson EB-W16[plb_1719609_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1060 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1060. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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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 a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution.

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is actually the best native resolution across all multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of data 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 projectors that came out more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 29dB and the loudest is 48dB.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq W1060 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the W1060 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

At 6,000 Watts, the Benq W1060 has a very bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W1060 the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 150W to 6,000W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq W1060 has one of the longest service life of lamps (4,500 hours) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W1060 is 3,300h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h.

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Very Light

At only 3.6 kilograms, the Benq W1060 is quite light compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W1060. The lightest 5000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been on the market for around the same time as the W1060 is 2.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 27kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1060 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 28dB to 35dB. At only 28 decibels, the Benq W1060 has a very quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1060.

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8 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1060 was not noisy. Homecinemachoice.com said “Fans and colour wheel are noisy”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Hints of noise, motion isnt perfect”.

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq W1060 does not support 3D. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W1060 also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Epson EB-W16[plb_1719609_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq W1060 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1060 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the W1060, the projector brightness of the Benq W1060 of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest. The projector brightnesss of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1060 range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,900 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson EB-W16[plb_1719609_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

When compared to other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W1060 that we have assessed, the bulb power of the Benq W1060 of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest. Projectors of this age and type have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,800W, and the average bulb power is 340W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq W1060 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W1060. Projectors of this age and spec have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq W1060 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq W1060 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1060 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W1060

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables 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 $63.92
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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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