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BenQ W6000 1080p DLP Projector

by BenQ

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  • Full HD Native 1080P resolution with support for 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60/50/24 HD formats
  • Delivers a 50,000:1 contrast ratio for superbly rendered image definition even in the darkest scenes
  • Brilliant 2,500 Ansi Lumens counters any ambient room lighting, with optimal brightness and color
  • Lower-resolution analog or digital sources are automatically converted for full HD-like image quality
  • Wide variety of inputs, including composite/component, PC RGB, S-Video, and dual HDMI(v1.3) inputs
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBenQ
Item Weight15 pounds
Product Dimensions16.8 x 13.6 x 6.1 inches
Item model numberW6000
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesHD Compatible, Is HD-Ready, Screen Size compatibility: 28 - 300
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB002NY9JJ4
Shipping Weight24 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableAugust 25, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • HD Compatible
  • Is HD-Ready
  • Screen Size compatibility: 28 - 300

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Product Description

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BenQ's W6000 offers cutting-edge technology for cinema-class entertainment at home or for corporate presentations. Texas Instruments' DLP technology helps deliver high-def projections with advanced color processing, high brightness, and impressive contrast ratios.

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Luxury, cinema-class entertainment at home. Click here for a larger image
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10-bit processing for greater color precision and a more life-like picture.
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VIDI lighting increases brightness by 15% for reds & blues.
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A wealth of connections, including dual HDMI inputs.

Living Room Cinema at its Best

Full HD 1080p Resolution

The W6000 supports multiple video formats, including 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i and yes, full HD 1080p resolution. Enjoy HDTV, Blu-ray discs, and video games in all their glory, with five times more detail than traditional 480p projectors.

Quality Upscaling

BenQ's sophisticated "Hollywood Quality Video" (HQV) processing (e.g., upscaling) enhances your standard definition content. Lower-resolution video sources (analog or digital) are automatically converted to produce full HD-like image quality, for a clearer, more vibrant picture.

VIDI Lighting Technology

The W6000 uses VIDI technology to produce more brightness by delivering more lumens on screen than competing systems and normal lamps. It also increases brightness by 15% for red and blue. Get natural and life-like video, or boost specific colors in different application modes, for a stunning picture all-around.

High Contrast Ratio

The VIDI lamp conspires with Texas Instruments' DynamicBlack technology to help the W6000 achieve a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, and cranks out a brilliant 2,500AL to counter any ambient room lighting, for superbly rendered image definition. DynamicBlack uses a "dynamic iris" to control brightness, achieving optimal contrast as the image changes.

BrilliantColor Performance

BenQ's high-speed, 6-segment color wheel delivers the best balance between brightness and color, while BrilliantColor Technology boosts mid-tone colors to increase overall brightness. The result? You get a more life-like picture.

True 10-bit Processing

10-bit color processing enables display of more than 1 billion colors. The resulting color precision outshines 8-bit technology, which produces only 16 million colors.

Independent Color Management

W6000 allows you to independently adjust six different colors. Change one color, and the rest remain as before. Dial it in to suit the room.

Thoughful Design

Challenging home installations are made easy and effortless with horizontal+vertical lens shift, a 1.5:1 zoom ratio, a low-noise cooling system, and Imaging Science Foundation Certified Calibration Configuration (ISFccc) for optimizing display for your home environment. If you're after more immersive home theater, the W6000 can also display in 2.35:1 aspect ratio using an optional Panamorph Lens.

The projector also supports a wide variety of inputs for your equipment, including component video, S-Video, and composite video, as well as dual HDMI, PC, and an output trigger for connection to automated screen and environment lighting systems.

W6000 Select Specifications

General
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness: 2500 ANSI lumens
Lamp: 280W, 2000/3000 hours (Normal/Economic mode)
Contrast Ratio: 50000:1 (Full on/Full off)
Weight: 14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)
Dimensions: 16.8 x 6.1 x 13.6 inches (428 x 156 x 345 mm)
Image Size (Diagonal): 28" to 300"
Throw Ratio: 1.62 to 2.43 (55.7"@2M)
Zoom Ratio: Manual Zoom, 1.5:1
Lens: F=2.48-2.81, f=24.1-36.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic/ 4:3/Wide/Letter Box/ Real screen selectable
Video Compatibility: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
HDTV Compatibility: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60/50/24
Inputs
Analog RGB: D-sub 15 pin x 1
HDMI: HDMI(v1.3) x 2
Component Video: RCA x 3
S-Video: Mini Din 4 pin x 1
Composite Video: RCA x 1
Control Terminal
Serial Connector: RS232 (D-sub 9pin) x 1
USB Connector: USB x 1 (Type mini B, for service only)

What's in the Box

BenQ W6000 Projector, Remote Control/ Batteries, Component Video Cable, VGA Cable, Power Cable, User Manual CD, Warranty Card, Quick Start Guide

Product Description

BenQ America DLP Projector 2500 1080P14.8 lbs DLP Projector1080P 2500 Ansi CR 50000:1, H+V Lens Shift, ISF ccc

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Picture is VERY bright & good quality!!
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That increases the brightness but washes out the colors and ruins the contrast.
T. Harty
Conclusion - I highly recommend this projector.
AcuDefTechGuy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 60 people found the following review helpful By E. Milan on January 25, 2010
I purchased this projector earlier in January directly from Benq. Upon initial physical inspection I'd say this is a large projector, a little plasticky and funky looking with a mostly black box a dark purple shinny insert and the unneserarily oversized lense attachment for zoom/focus....ok now for the real disapointment..as previously reviewed everywhere you need to spend a bit of time 3:30 hrs in my case to dial in all the colors properly...once that is done..."WOW" what a beautiful picture, in one word "Awesome", when compared with the LCD it was replacing. At once I noticed the LOUD fan noise..this unit sits directly above the front row of seats which is "my sweet spot", not to mention the misterious BUZZ sound that I identified as the Dinamyc Iris....Yes everytime the picture fades to black or dark scenes...ZZIIIPPPP...I found out the way to get rid of this distraction was turning dinamyc black off doing this affected the black levels and the pop factor in the picture, however not in a major way....but still... I could not enjoy a quiet night movie with all that racket!..my honest opinion is that for $2500.00 even though the picture was great, it is not worth the annoyance cause by it's noisy behaviour...so back to benq it went. I would find it hard to recommend this projector based solely on it's picture quality...there is more to a good projector than that....in my opinion.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Harty on December 30, 2009
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If you are in a situation where you have ambient light, or a large screen to fill this projector fits the bill. The important part is the six segment color wheel. A lot of DLP projectors with this type of light output will cheat and use a seven segment wheel. The Seventh segment is white. That increases the brightness but washes out the colors and ruins the contrast. Those that are sensitive to DLP "Rainbows" will be very happy with the image quality.

The projector supports vertical and horizontal lens shifting (critical for properly aligning the picture to the screen), however it's a manual stick on the front of the project. Zoom and focus are also manual by moving two large rings around the lens. The build quality of the case is middle of the road, which is fine for fixed installation, but I wouldn't recommend traveling with it. Given the price point of thousands less than competing projectors those are fair compromises.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Andy O. on December 9, 2009
The W6000 has some of the highest ratings in a home theater projector under $5,000 and delivers a super bright, high contrast picture. It has 2500 lumens compared with most projectors in this price range with 1000 to 1600. It's big, heavy, it has a formidable lens and delivers an excellent picture in any lighting. If you are considering the Panasonic PTAE4000U or Epson 8500UB, this projector is definitely in that class but is far superior in brightness. For a screen size greater than 120" and with any level of ambient lighting, this is undoubtedly the best overall projector for the money.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Mitchell on March 2, 2010
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We have owned an Optoma 1080p for two years before purchasing the W6000. We project on a gray wall with a screen size larger than 120 inches, ceiling mount. We use it for watching movies and playing PS3 games. The BenQ blows the Optoma away with crisp brightness yet no rainbows or loss of blacks (gotta love dlp). Also virtually no aliasing. There is considerable set-up time if you are really picky about colors and contrast - but at least you have the choice. The fan noise was unnoticeable especially compared to the Optoma...I was afraid it wasn't working correctly at first. Much cooler, much quieter, better picture = worth the price.

Additional note: We have become a house divided...I like the Benq handling of motion, but my 28 year old son does not. We both agree that it is crisper, brighter and quieter than the Optoma but we are going to begin looking for a different projector that we both can love.

Resolved! The motion problems were a result of a setting on the PS3. For games the motion was normal but for movies it was strange...not blurry, but odd. We changed a setting on the PS3 from 24 frames to 60 Hz(?)and now everyone agrees that this projector is perfect.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AcuDefTechGuy on October 22, 2010
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I've owned 2 other projectors prior to the BENQ W6000: a $10,000 SharpVision (14 yrs ago) and a $7,000 Optoma HD81-LV. Here are my impressions of the BenQ W6000 based on my experience with those 2 projectors:

This is my room dimensions: 16ft Length x 15ft Width x 15ft Height.

The BenQ is sitting at the bottom of the screen level & a little over 14ft away from the screen.

1) Brightness - The BenQ is extremely bright - even in ECONOMY LAMB MODE with all the picture adjustments/calibrations recommended by Projectorreviews.com for Cinema Mode w/ Brillian Color turned OFF! I could not believe how bright this thing is!

2) Colors - using the same settings recommended by projectorreviews for Cinema mode & brilliant color turned off, the colors look fantastic.

3) Black levels - using the recommended settings, black levels look very good. I even turn Dynamic Iris/Dynamic Black completely off, and the black levels still look very good. I'm sure it won't be as good as a $10,000 projector, but it is still very good - very nice looking blacks.

4) Sharpness - you can't beat the sharpness. Even a $12,000 JVC projector cannot come close to being as sharp as this projector. It is as sharp as the Optoma.

5) Overall Image quality - great looking picture. I'm very happy with it.

Conclusion - I highly recommend this projector.
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