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Benq W7000+ Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 32dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The W7000 is the first projector in the world to be accredited with the TUV Rheinland 3D Full HD Certification. Designed to offer the best 3D cinema experience at home, the projector is powered by... More
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16 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Benq multimedia projector has received four awards from experts.

The reviewer at Apcmag.com strongly endorse this data projector and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award, Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, hometheaterreview.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au and apcmag.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 82 out of 100.

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors built by Benq have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Benq W7000+ owners who bought it thought it had good picture quality.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their Benq W7000+ review “That DLP look and feel - rich colors yet without being over the top, is in its full glory with the W7000”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Benq W7000+ owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Excellent 2D and 3D image quality” in their review. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus “The BenQ W7000 projector has a great 3D mode, giving a nice, bright image with no crosstalk”. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “BenQ has come into the 3D projector market sticking with the technology it knows best — DLP” in their review of this projector.

Reasonably Priced

A few Benq W7000+ reviewers who bought the product thought it was good value for money. Expert website Soundandvision.com said “During the heyday of mid-priced DLP offerings, BenQ designed some great price/performance machines that received some high recommendations from me”. Two years ago expert review site Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this projector “BenQ's 3D projector is capable of excellent value.”.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “BenQ’s lightly-updated W7000+ home theatre projector has generally good image quality credentials, especially considering its comparatively accessible price tag” . Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this projector “Excellent 3D picture quality, no crosstalk”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this projector wrote that it had a good experience. Expert website Soundandvision.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the Benq W7000+ “The BenQ delivered the best 3D experience I've had in my home, while coming up a bit short with 2D material as”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq W7000+ reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was quiet. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “After a bit of a quiet stretch, BenQ introduced two new projectors in 2012”.

Supports Full HD

The Benq W7000+ supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the W7000+ which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W7000+ supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also support 3D.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W7000+ is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq projector). In addition, this multimedia 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 comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

With a lamp power (economic mode) of 2,500 Watts, the Benq W7000+ has one of the brighter lamp power (economic mode)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W7000+ the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 170W to 10,000W.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W7000+ is 250W. At 300 Watts, the Benq W7000+ has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

One Benq W7000+ owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Benq W7000+ review “To this point they have not released a Full HD 3D projector”.

Running Costs Are Very High

The W7000+ is in the most expensive 20% of all 118 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W7000+ is £141.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W7000+ does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to look at including the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq W7000+ does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W7000+ also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W7000+ is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens. At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W7000+ has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W7000+ is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h. The service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq W7000+ of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest amongst projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq W7000+ has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors of this type and age is 7,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Benq W7000+ is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W7000+ have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq W7000+ is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W7000+ have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W7000+

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the W7000+ over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq W7000+ has a pretty typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
HDMI Version
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

BenQ's 3D projector is capable of excellent value, but doesn't deliver it out of the box. Stephen Dawson details the dubious default settings.BenQ has come into the 3D projector market sticking... Read more…

Good brightness, even in 3D
Excellent 3D picture quality, no crosstalk
Backlit remote
Lensshift function
Bonne luminosit, mme en 3D
Fan is noisy in 3D mode
Colour fidelity could be better
Average Delta E 6.4
DLP technology can lead to rainbow effects
Bruit du ventilateur en 3D
5 February 2013

BenQ?s lightly-updated W7000+ home theatre projector has generally good image quality credentials, especially considering its comparatively accessible price tag. The 3D glasses bundled are not at...

Excellent 2D and 3D image quality
Wide lens shift, keystone, adjustment for setup
Uncomfortable 3D glasses
Black level slightly high in preset modes
28 January 2013

BenQ's W7000 is an excellent choice for someone who's looking for a cost-effective projector for a multi-purpose theater space. Yes, you can find other projectors that will provide better black...

17 August 2012

After spending some time with the BenQ W7000, I found myself bummed that we don't give as much attention to the DLP projection market anymore. The BenQ delivered the best 3D experience I've had in...

Soundandvision.com

2 August 2012

Apcmag.com

Known as the rainbow effect, this DLP-specific issue causes brief red, blue or green trails behind moving objects in the scene. It's most obvious in high-contrast areas, and is caused by the... Read more…

13 June 2012

The BenQ W7000 projector has a great 3D mode, giving a nice, bright image with no crosstalk. However, BenQ could still work on its image calibration, especially when it comes to colour fidelity....

13 February 2012

Projectorcentral.com

BenQ has been turning out home theater projectors for years now, but to this point they have not released a Full HD 3D projector. Enter the BenQ W7000. The W7000 brings to the table 2,000 lumens... Read more…

4 January 2012

The overall picture quality - notably the colors, of the W7000 really do look impressive. That DLP look and feel - rich colors yet without being over the top, is in its full glory with the W7000....

Projectorreviews.com

19 June 2012

En définitive, le positionnement haut de gamme et le prix du W7000 ne nous permettent pas d'être intransigeants. Mais la qualité trop moyenne dans les scènes sombres et le trop grand recul...

Le W7000 fait ses preuves en 3D. L'image délivrée est lumineuse et, surtout, sans crosstalk (dédoublement d'image). En revanche, BenQ a du progrès à faire côté réglage de l'image,...

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Electricity cost when switched on £133.32
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £140.69
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq w7000
Barcodes 04718755043376

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