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Benq W1500 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $97.16 Electricity cost over 5 years
Seven industry awards
Not easy to use the menus
Does not have good technical guidance
32 Reviews + 7 Awards
01net.com 5 Star projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy

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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This Benq data projector has received seven awards from experts.

Three expert review sites all liked this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector. This Benq data projector received an Avmax.tech2.in.com "Best Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from review website F1cd.ru, confirming their endorsement. This data projector also received an Ixbt.com "Excellent Package" award.

The editors of three more expert review sites all wrote that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award, Projectorreviews.com gave it an "Special Interest Award" and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

The author at one other expert review site wrote that this data projector was good. This Benq projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and 01net.com.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 1,989 owner and expert reviews (including 163 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Works Directly With HDMI 1.4a Devices Like Blu-Ray Players for Full 1080p 3D

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag four years ago “Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players for full 1080p 3D”. In the same month Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “If you'd like to enjoy high-quality Blu-ray 3D, you won't do much better than this at anywhere near the price” in their review of this projector. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews “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 Benq W1500 review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Trusted Reviews wrote eight years ago “Realistic colours”.

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Full HD 3D

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago Pc Mag wrote “Wireless HD connection” in their review of the Benq W1500. Whathifi.com said “Full HD 3D” in their Benq W1500 review yet they scored it 1 stars.

Good Remote

One owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good remote control. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Benq W1500 “Good remote” .

Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good sound quality. Walmart.com mentioned “I haven't used the onboard audio as I have a PCIe 1 sound card.”.

Full HD 3D

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote “Impressive 3D”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Rendu 3D, sans crosstalk (ddoublement de l'image” in their review. Whathifi.com also said “Lunettes 3D fournies” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact, Portable Unit

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was compact. Trusted Reviews said “Compact, portable unit” but they only gave it a rating of 18.2 out of 100.


Features

Great Set of Features

Three owners concluded that this projector had good features. Whathifi.com wrote “Great set of features” . Expert website Avforums.com mentioned “The latest addition to their growing line-up is the W1500 which includes a number of useful features aimed at making inst”. Four years ago expert website 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” in their review of the Benq W1500.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four customers who bought the Benq W1500 concluded that it was good quality. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this projector three years ago “BenQ W1500 has stunning picture quality and is capable of projecting images that have a razor sharp contrast” . Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews four years ago “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”.

Well Made

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Four years ago Walmart.com said “Solid Performance” in their review of this projector. Two years ago expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “A compact build, easy to use”. Expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com said “It has all the essentials built just right” .

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Walmart.com wrote four years ago “No damage or scratches despite being a display title” in their review of this projector but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Well Designed

Two owners agreed that the Benq W1500 was well designed. Walmart.com wrote four years ago “I really like the design of the motherboard”. One customer who reviewed this projector considered that it was good looking. Walmart.com mentioned “The BIOS is pretty.”.

Not Easy to Use the Menus

Six people wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1500 was not easy to use the menus. Walmart.com said “Sometimes when playing with the RAM settings”. Walmart.com also wrote “Settings that were stable suddenly aren't stable when you change other things” in their review. Walmart.com also said “The BIOS freezes quite frequently after spending some time in it, or manipulating some settings” in their review.

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it was not easy to use. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Many remote control button labels are hard to discern” in their review of this projector. Techmagnifier.com said “Wireless connectivity, though present, is not fool-proof and needs s”.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Walmart.com wrote four years ago “No damage or scratches despite being a display title” in their review of this projector but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq W1500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector do not support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1500 supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector which do not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to look at including the MH680, the W1300, or the W1350 all from Benq.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Optoma ML550 ($499.00), the Benq MH680, or the Infocus IN1146 ($729.00) is also worth considering.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Benq W1500 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of this age and type the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

If this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the W1350 (2,500 ANSI lumens), or the MH680 (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq.

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Packaging Content

Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1500 has a 3D glasses included. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector also have a 3D glasses included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1500 has a carrying case. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W1500 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq W1500 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1500 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One person who purchased it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Four years ago Walmart.com said in their Benq W1500 review “Gigabyte support is of no help whatsoever”.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector, the Benq W1500 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. The Benq W1500 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776

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