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Benq W1080 Projector

Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated projectorreviews.com.au Recommended
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Mar 2013
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Showcase Full-HD content in sharp, 1080p definition and enjoy Blu-ray, video games and HD broadcasting in beautiful, high-contrast quality without downscaling or compression. Save space and enjoy... More
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25 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Multimedia projector experts really like this projector and have given it six awards.

This Benq multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Projectorreviews.com.au, both of which said that this data projector was good.

This multimedia projector was given a "Bronze" award by Hardware.info who wrote that this Benq multimedia projector was good.

This data projector received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, W1080 owners rated this multimedia projector 82%.

Nice Design

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Dan Wooller he wrote on Amazon “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall”. Last year Keith W. said “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays” in his review but despite that he only rated the Benq W1080 1 stars. Mr R Galypchak said “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” in his review of the Benq W1080.

Good High Def TV

Some Benq W1080 owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Glad to have made the transition to full HD”. Amazon Customer also said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Dean A. wrote on Amazon “Unbelievable picture, pure HD” in his review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

Some Benq W1080 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Cwar mentioned in their review of this projector “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema”. Jimbob81 gave the Benq W1080 a very good review score and wrote on Amazon “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen” in their Benq W1080 review. Mr R Galypchak wrote “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” and gave the Benq W1080 a rating of 5 stars.

Four customers who reviewed the Benq W1080 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer rated the Benq W1080 80 out of 100 and wrote three years ago “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”. Two years ago Raj said “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box” in their review of the Benq W1080. Expert website Digitalversus.com said three years ago “The W1080ST has all the same advantages as the W1070 (faithful colours, high contrast, flawless 3D.)”.

Some people reckoned that it had image ghosting. Mr. A. J. Nolan rated it 4 stars and said “It was a bit less impressive with some ghosting”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards” in their review.

One Benq W1080 reviewer who purchased it thought it was good for watching standard definition TV. One Benq W1080 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it had a good contrast ratio. Master Oz said “The projector is very bright so if you want to use in a dark room don't expect to get dark blacks” .

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. 99point99 mentioned on Amazon “3D is my favourite” in their review of this projector. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote “The BenQ has 3D” in their review of the Benq W1080. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Great projector, excellent image quality and great for 3D Blu-ray”.

Good Product Quality

Several people considered that the Benq W1080 was good quality. Two years ago 1992 mentioned “Works brilliantly and the quality of the picture is fantastic” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. 99point99 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality” in their review of the Benq W1080. A. Bourne mentioned “Amazing cinema quality 3D, so impressed!” and gave the product an excellent rating.

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was quiet. Amanda Coates wrote on Amazon “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room”. Amazon Customer said “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma” in their review of the Benq W1080. Three years ago Ian H wrote in his review “It is also fairly quiet - don't really notice the fan noise at all”.

A few people reckoned that the Benq W1080 was noisy. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).”. Also two years ago Largehosier mentioned on Amazon “Fan is loud” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use. 99point99 wrote in their review of this projector “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. John C gave the product an excellent review score and he wrote in his review of this projector “It is a short throw, so handy for my house”. John C also mentioned “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

Several Benq W1080 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Mr T H Mcsorley wrote on Amazon “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies”. Shellbyj wrote in their Benq W1080 review “Good quality, easy to set up” and scored it very highly. Two years ago Toby.n gave the product an excellent review and wrote “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using”.

Some Benq W1080 reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. John Court he said “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use”. Master Oz wrote “I recommend these settings” in their review of the Benq W1080. Raj said “The menu was easy to understand” in their review of this projector.

Three Benq W1080 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak scored this projector 5 stars and he said “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better”. Sneakygloworm said on Amazon “Guardians of the Galaxy 3D, I must say that it is the best cinema experience I have ever had”. Gadgetguy.com.au rated it 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq W1080 “The BenQ W1080ST home theatre projector delivers a very good home theatre experience”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” in their review of the Benq W1080.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Benq W1080 owners who purchased this projector considered that it had good sound quality. Catchtwentytoo wrote on Amazon “The sound is surprisingly good” in their review of the Benq W1080. David Hudson said “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” and scored the product 5 stars. John Court said on Amazon “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control” in his Benq W1080 review.

Robust

Three people said in their reviews that the Benq W1080 was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d”. Giles Triffitt wrote “Very reliable”. Russ said in his review of this projector “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Monkeyboy said on Amazon in January last year “Built in speaker is ok” and scored the product 5 stars. Saad said in their review of the Benq W1080 “Built in speaker sound is good enough” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Size

A few Benq W1080 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1080 was compact. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “This is a compact little projector.” in their review of the Benq W1080. Expert website Liveatpc.com wrote four years ago “Short Wonder While the ST term hasn't been bandied around much, its inclusion is significant for those who has compact living quarters”.

One customer who reviewed the Benq W1080 thought it was thin. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned four years ago “They are small, relatively slim” and rated the product 4 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was tight. Expert review site Chip.com.my wrote in their review “Despite it being on the pricey side, what you get is a projector that works well in tight spaces, provides great quality”.

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Good Brand

On average Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all data projectors manufactured by Benq.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers said that it had good features. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote “3D support as well as handy calibration features and an improveme” .

Good Connectivity

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C rated the Benq W1080 as very good and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port”. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com mentioned “It has HDMI 1.4 which allows this BenQ W1080ST projector to support Blu-ray 3D, which gives it a competitive edge over several lower cost projectors”.

Good Standard Def Image

One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 wrote on Amazon “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens” in their review and scored the product very highly.

Good Remote Control

One customer who purchased this projector reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Good Support

One Benq W1080 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1080 had good technical guidance. 1992 mentioned on Amazon “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1080 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1080 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1080 do not support 3D.

Other data projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to look at include the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq W1080 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1146[plb_2100767_price], or the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq W1080 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W1080 the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq W1080 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This Benq multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

At 5,000 Watts, the Benq W1080 has a quite bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The average lamp power (economic mode) of data projectors of this age and spec is 2,400W.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq W1080 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq W1080 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years. Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W1080 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors of this spec and age have service life of lamps of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,200h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1080 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1080

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1080 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1080.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (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
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
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)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

6 Awards

Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Bronze Award Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated projectorreviews.com.au Recommended

Expert Reviews

(42)
22 April 2015

The BenQ W1080ST+ is excellent value for money and great to use. It delivers an entertaining picture and even sounds rather good.If you are looking to set up your first home cinema room, you can't...

27 February 2015

This is almost exactly the same projector that Steve Withers reviewed back in March 2014. It is a short throw (hence the suffix of ST) unit from BenQ that offers big screen 1080p images and 3D... Read more…

9 December 2014

The W1080ST+ isn't necessarily better than the original W1080ST, but it offers something different enough to make it another worthwhile addition to BenQ's consistently strong projector range....

Trusted Reviews

BenQ has crafted a versatile, flexible projector that's capable of beaming almost anything you can hook up at a short range, and at a high quality too. If you get excited for movie nights at home,...

30 June 2014

I expected a lot from the W1080ST, and the projector delivered in spades. The new short throw ratio makes the projector usable in much tighter spaces than before, and the image quality remains...

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User Reviews

(125)
Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Zuriel a.
(Verified Purchase)

For 300 bucks and years of experience later, you'd think there would be a workaround for USB devices at boot. I don't think that my Cinema Display having a Hub warrants the whole PC crippling... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2015 by Arshad R.

If you are trying to update the BIOS firmware and having problems, make sure your USB is 2.0, not 3.0. At the time of writing, Gigabyte BIOS does not recognize USB 3.0 for firmware update. My... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2014 by Belspur P.
(Verified Purchase)

This board hasn't seen a new BIOS version in three months, which is ridiculous given the numerous outstanding software issues on a board for an enthusiast platform. Almost everyday, I have regrets... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Valdron W.
(Verified Purchase)

On the upside, I could not wait much longer than the initial RMA processes, so I purchases the ASUS X99 Deluxe board. If you are like me, and trying to decide between these two boards, I would... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2015 by Peter P.

I would pay careful attention to every bit of your build if you are having trouble. This does not ignore the fact that there could be a dozen flaky boards out there. it's been rock solid for me... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.57
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.29
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00840046025717, 04718755037535, 04718755045363, 04718755053993, 05053973542157, 05054629705162, 08400460257174

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