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August 3, 2007

Review: BenQ W10000 1080p DLP Front Projector

Looking for a high-end projector? Well, if you have a few bucks lying around, you might want to check out the BenQ W10000 1080p DLP Front Projector. According to a review at HDTV Magazine that starts out:

1080p DLP front projection is slowly starting to dribble into the market but pricing has been high. BenQ is providing the W10000 for the street price of just under $6000, providing a full 1920x1080 DLP Dark Chip3 DMD far closer in price range with other recently released 1080p technology at $5k and below.

As noted, this is a full 1920x1080 chip and does not use wobulation. The advantage here is the potential for a pixel perfect response. Bear in mind this also means pixels are going to be more visible but whether or not that is a problem is a matter of viewing distance. This is a single chip display utilizing an 8 segment color wheel, which also means rainbows are possible. The "rainbow effect", as its known, is a byproduct of using a color wheel to rapidly flash alternating red, green, and blue picture elements to the screen. For a small segment of the population, this can create a visible "rainbow" artifact when projected content features bright objects on a dark background (movie credits, for example). While greatly reduced over the years by adding more sections and increasing rotational speed, they are still perceptible by some viewers.

Overall, the review like the BenQ W10000 except for color issus:

As noted in the subjective viewing results, this machine appears to do everything right with my areas of complaint related far more to specsmanship rather than visual experience. That green primary error hangs like a sore thumb on an otherwise blemish free delivery. The reality is most consumers would be unaware and many a videophile would let this one slide considering the rest of the package. I have enjoyed this projector immensely but ultimately the green error prevents it from being a long term product in my performance world; I want the correct colors.

We'll try to round you up a few more reviews of th W10000 so we can get an overall consenus.

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Posted by William Hungerford at August 3, 2007 8:54 AM

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