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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) 2,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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W1500 integrates the latest technology for one of a kind, big screen, at home entertainment enjoyment. As the world's first home projector with built in wireless feature, enjoy Full HD 3D video,... More
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25 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts rave about this data projector and have given it seven awards.

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

The experts at three other expert review sites all wrote that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award, Projectorreviews.com gave it an "Special Interest Award" and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Les Numeriques.com gave this projector a "5 Star" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 78 out of 100 based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and bigpicturebigsound.com.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Six Benq W1500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq W1500 had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com said “Impressive 3D” . Whathifi.com also mentioned “Brilliant 3D performance”. Two years ago expert review site Avmax.tech2.in.com wrote in their Benq W1500 review “BenQ's W1500 is a simple DLP, 1080p 3D projector with very strong fundamentals” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Three Benq W1500 owners said in their reviews that the Benq W1500 was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players for full 1080p 3D”. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site 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”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “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.

Several Benq W1500 owners wrote that it had good picture quality.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Benq is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Benq also has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought the Benq W1500 mentioned that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com said 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”. Three years ago 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”. Two years ago Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Benq W1500 “BenQ W1500 has stunning picture quality and is capable of projecting images that have a razor sharp contrast” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Size

Some Benq W1500 reviewers wrote that it was compact. Whathifi.com mentioned “Compact, portable unit”. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. Avmax.tech2.in.com said “There is depth in its 3D that is hard to find in o” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One Benq W1500 owner considered that the Benq W1500 was easy to use. Whathifi.com wrote “A compact build, easy to use and with the option of a wireless connection”. One Benq W1500 owner said in their reviews that the Benq W1500 was easy to handle. Whathifi.com mentioned in December last year “Excellent motion handling”.

One Benq W1500 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good experience. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com gave it a score of 76 out of 100 and said “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”.

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Good Technical Features

Three Benq W1500 owners who reviewed the Benq W1500 mentioned that it had good features. Whathifi.com said in their review “Great set of features”. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote “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”. Avforums.com rated the Benq W1500 70 out of 100 and said “The latest addition to their growing line-up is the W1500 which includes a number of useful features aimed at making inst” in their review.

Robust

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned in their Benq W1500 review “It has all the essentials built just right”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Benq W1500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Whathifi.com mentioned “Puny builtin speakers” in their review and rated the Benq W1500 80 out of 100. Expert website Channelpronetwork.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Mirroring some of the trends in the audio market, value reigns supreme with homeowners cautiously spending on upgrades” .

Good Remote Control

One Benq W1500 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had a good remote control. Whathifi.com gave this projector a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Good remote” in their review.

Nice Design

One Benq W1500 owner who reviewed this projector considered that it was well designed.

Good High Def TV

One Benq W1500 owner considered that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com wrote “Full HD 3D” in their review of this projector.

Good Connectivity

A few customers said that it was wifi compatible. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Benq W1500 review “Decent wireless video system”. Three years ago Cnet.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au “Includes a very useful wireless HDMI c”.

One Benq W1500 owner who bought it considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com mentioned “1 zoom and wireless HDMI, for convenience, plus plenty of brightness” in their review of this projector.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq W1500 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W1500 do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W1500 which do not support full HD, the Benq W1500 supports full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1500 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support 3D.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D which you might also want to look at including the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at including the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W1500 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all data projectors of a similar type and age to the W1500 the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq W1500 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution across all similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the W1500.

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

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1500 the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Benq W1500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W1500.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two number of built-in speakerss, including the Benq W1500 which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq W1500 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly Big Offset

The Benq W1500 has a quite big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the W1500. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W1500 the offsets range from 8% to 150%, and the average offset is 110%.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the W1500 is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq W1500 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the W1500.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq W1500 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W1500. 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the W1500 have service life of lamps of between 500h and 30,000h.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W1500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
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
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

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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