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BenQ W6000 1080p DLP Projector

by BenQ
3.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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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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Technical Details

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

Product Description

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

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
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 Information

Technical Details

Brand Name BenQ
Item Weight 15 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.8 x 13.6 x 6.1 inches
Item model number W6000
Color Name Black
Special Features HD Compatible, Is HD-Ready, Screen Size compatibility: 28 - 300"

Technical Specification

User's Guide [PDF 5.03mb]

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,290 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Projectors > Video Projectors
#2,541 in Electronics > Office Electronics > Presentation Products
#19,202 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 23.9 pounds
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Date First Available August 25, 2009

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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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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This is a really bright projector and projects very sharp images. Needed quite a bit of color adjustment out of the box but I got it to look really good.

However, the DLP rainbow effect was very noticeable to both me and my son on this machine. What is odd is that we were replacing another DLP projector and we did not see rainbows with the old one. The old projector was a SharpVision XV-Z3000 (720P/1080i). We think the reason for the DPL rainbow effect now being an issue with the BenQ vs. our Sharp is that the Sharp was a 5X speed color wheel while the BENQ is only 4X speed color wheel. Too bad... I had to return the BenQ. I would have kept the BenQ if not for that since it is otherwise a really nice machine.

We wound up getting an Epson PowerLite 8500UB. Very nice machine right out of the box (in terms of adjustments, performance in general, sharpness, blacks, etc.) - a keeper!

Amazon was awesome with regard to taking the BenQ as a return. Thanks Amazon!!!
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I've been using a front projection setup for several years now, starting with a serendipitous purchase of an NEC LT150 that was a "price mistake" find. After getting it and figuring out how to mount it, put up a screen and run cables in the ceiling with a friend's help, I've been hooked on the true theater type experience that a projector provides. It was a dim, loud, business class projector but still a thrill to have a 100" picture. I upgraded over the years to a brighter NEC business projector, then finally entered real home theater projector land with a 1080p Optoma HD80. At the time, the HD80 was one of the best bang for the buck projectors ever made, and I enjoyed the heck out of it. One of the things that bugged me with the NEC business projectors was the dreaded DLP "rainbow effect", and with the HD80 that was minimized enough that it never really bothered me. I'm fairly sensitive to it, apparently, and could force myself to see it on the HD80 but only by unnatural things like shaking my head.

Unfortunately after 2 1/2 years the HD80 died, and I decided to look around for new models since 1080p has become the standard, and less of a premium feature. The Benq W6000 was high on my radar because it's one of the very few moderate priced DLP models that includes lens shift. Its brightness is another attribute I liked since I have a "living room HT" without full light control, and the extra brightness is great for those afternoon football games. I ended up buying an Epson 8100 LCD unit locally, and the W6000 here, and compared them (eventually adding a Sony SXRD model to the mix to hit all 3 major projector technologies). The Benq lived up to its billing, producing a very bright, dynamic picture.
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