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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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26 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this projector and have given it seven awards.

Three expert review sites endorsed this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector. Avmax.tech2.in.com thought that this projector was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and F1cd.ru gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. In addition, the reviewer at Ixbt.com gave this multimedia projector an "Excellent Package" award, confirming their endorsement.

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

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this Benq projector was good. This projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is 78% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and bigpicturebigsound.com.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Benq W1500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com said “Impressive 3D”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Brilliant 3D performance”. Avmax.tech2.in.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “BenQ's W1500 is a simple DLP, 1080p 3D projector with very strong fundamentals” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Several Benq W1500 owners who purchased this projector reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com mentioned “Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players for full 1080p 3D” in their review of this projector. Four years ago Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the Benq W1500 on 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 said in their review of the Benq W1500 on 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” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

A number of customers reckoned that the product had good picture quality.

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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,084 owner and expert reviews, Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

A few customers thought it was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “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” in their review of the Benq W1500. Expert website Avforums.com mentioned “BenQ has been developing a reputation for well designed projectors that can deliver a decent big screen image at an affordable price”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “BenQ W1500 has stunning picture quality and is capable of projecting images that have a razor sharp contrast” in their review of the Benq W1500.

Good Size

A few Benq W1500 reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq W1500 was compact. Whathifi.com mentioned two years ago “Compact, portable unit” . One person considered that the Benq W1500 was a good depth. Avmax.tech2.in.com mentioned in their review of this projector “There is depth in its 3D that is hard to find in o”.

Easy to Use

One Benq W1500 owner reckoned that the product was easy to use. One Benq W1500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Whathifi.com wrote two years ago “Excellent motion handling” in their review of this projector and rated the Benq W1500 4 stars.

One Benq W1500 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good experience. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “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” and gave it a score of 76 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

Three customers agreed that it had good features. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the Benq W1500 “Great set of features”. Four years ago expert review site 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 Benq W1500 review. Avforums.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “The latest addition to their growing line-up is the W1500 which includes a number of useful features aimed at making inst”.

Robust

Several Benq W1500 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. Whathifi.com mentioned “A compact build, easy to use”. Expert website Avmax.tech2.in.com wrote “It has all the essentials built just right” in their Benq W1500 review.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of the Benq W1500 three years ago “In recent years, setting up a projection-style home theater has gotten a whole lot more affordable” . Whathifi.com wrote in their Benq W1500 review “Strong value for money” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Audioholics.com said “They haven't been quite this accessible—and they certainly haven't been aimed square at the affordable home theater market”.

One customer concluded that this projector was cheap. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “After releasing a couple of very budget friendly, bare-bones home-theatre projectors earlier in the year, BenQ has followed up with the W1500”.

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Good Sound Quality

Some Benq W1500 owners concluded that the product had good sound quality. Whathifi.com wrote “Puny builtin speakers” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Channelpronetwork.com mentioned “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 purchased this projector concluded that it had a good remote control. Whathifi.com mentioned “Good remote”.

Nice Design

One Benq W1500 reviewer said in their reviews that the Benq W1500 was well designed.

Good High Def TV

One Benq W1500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com wrote “Full HD 3D”.

Good Connectivity

A number of Benq W1500 owners who bought this projector concluded that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this projector “Decent wireless video system”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au four years ago “Includes a very useful wireless HDMI c” in their review of this projector.

One Benq W1500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “1 zoom and wireless HDMI, for convenience, plus plenty of brightness” .

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Supports Full HD

The Benq W1500 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the W1070[pl_1522360_price], or the W1350[pl_2750779_price] both from Benq.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1500 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1500 do not support 3D.

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Infocus IN1146[plb_2100767_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native 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 frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1500 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar type and age to the W1500. 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 in fact the best supported resolution across all projectors of this type and age.

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

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Benq W1500 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1500 the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq W1500 is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq W1500 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W1500 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Offset

The Benq W1500 has one of the bigger offsets (130 percent) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The offsets of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1500 range from 8% to 150%, and the average offset is 110%.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of this spec and age is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1500 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W1500.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Benq W1350[plb_2750779_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1500 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 30,000h.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W1500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

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
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178621, benq p178621p, benq 9hj9e7718, benq 9hj9e7718e
Barcodes 00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776

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