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BenQ W1000

BenQ W1000
alaScore 88

167 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of BenQ W1000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of BenQ W1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the design and price. The noise and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ W1000 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector, WhiteBenQ W1000 Plus DLP 1080P 7.5 Lb Home Cinema Projector (White)

Aug, 2015

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Brightest of the low cost 1080p projectors – great for family rooms, bonus rooms, where some light is present, Good color, very satisfactory for most folks (though definitely not a purist’s projector), Built in speaker – ideal for quick setup or taking...

Brightest of the low cost 1080p projectors – great for family rooms, bonus rooms, where some light is present, Good color, very satisfactory for most folks (though definitely not a purist’s projector), Built in speaker – ideal for quick setup or taking...

This is our third review of a $999 projector. This BenQ W1000 shares a lot of “projector” with the Vivitek H1080FD, but they are different enough, to have some different traits. All three are single chip DLP’s but after that, there’s a reasonable...

Mar, 2010

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

BenQ W1000


You see, turns out the BenQ W1000 projector, and the Vivitek H1080FD projector that I reviewed in November, are, essentially, the same projector. Why, I'm still sorting out the more subtle differences as I'm writing this. And, I'm waiting on some...

Brightest of the low cost 1080p projectors - great for family rooms, bonus rooms, where some light is present ; Good color, very satisfactory for most folks (though definitely not a purist's projector) ; Built in speaker - ideal for quick setup or...

Black level performance is very basic more typical of 720p projectors than the bulk of 1080p models. It's fine, though, for use in rooms that always have some light ; Limited placement flexibility, and no lens shift (typical DLP projector) ; Slow 2x...

The BenQ W1000 is an entry level 1080p projector. In color accuracy, black levels and some other areas, it's not a match for projectors that start at about double the price, but, more importantly, the W1000 is still extremely impressive, with a dynamic...

Mar, 2010

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The BenQ W1000, another 1080p home theater projector for under $1,000. Great picture at a bargain price.


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BenQ W1000


The BenQ W1000 is a good option when choosing from our list of home theater projectors. It's an affordable unit that can give very good results in picture quality, thanks to its DLP and BrilliantColor technology. Watch out for color artifacts in lower...

Affordable, very good picture and tech support

Contrast ratio is lower than similar models

Affordable home theater projector option.

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

BenQ W1000 projector review


We've all brought home a projector from the office and been thoroughly disappointed with the results. And while dedicated home cinema projectors offer widescreen high-definition and the contrast and smoothness movies demand, on first impression the...

Good contrast, decent sound, realistic colours

Could be tricky to position, some blur

Although slightly let down by a less-than-flexible set-up, a modicum of blur and a lack of exceptional detail from Blu-ray, the W1000 is an excellent all-rounder, high on contrast and colour that justifies its comparatively small price tag

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

BenQ W1000 projector


The BenQ W1000 is an entry-level 1080p home theatre projector with a high quality lens that allows it to display plenty of image detail. It struggles ...

Low price, portable, reasonable brightness for a home theatre projector

Low contrast ratio

The BenQ W1000 home theatre projector has a 1080p Full HD resolution and displays plenty of fine image detail, but it struggles when it comes to displaying dark or light areas of video. It is affordable and portable, so it is a good option for...

Jan, 2010

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Benq's W1000 is a compact and quiet DLP projector with an attractively understated design and a 1080p resolution. It has composite, component, S-video and two HDMI inputs. Its slim white chassis won't take over a room, whether you ceiling mount it or...

Although it's reasonably priced and produces rich colours and dark blacks, the W1000 suffers more than most from the DLP rainbow effect.

Jan, 2010


Expert review by: John Archer (

BenQ W1000 DLP Projector


The BenQ W1000 DLP projector is not only good value, it also offers an excellent degree of fine-tuning flexibility.

Excellent value for money ; Sharp HD pictures ; Range of picture adjustment options

Unstylish design ; No optical vertical image shifting ; Limited 1.2x optical zoom

When all's said and done, the W1000 is pretty much equivalent in basic performance quality to the Optoma HD20. But it distinguishes itself to aficionados courtesy of its impressive fine-tuning flexibility.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Nic Tatham (

BenQ W1000


The BenQ W1000 DLP projector can be had for the same price as a 42-inch LCD, but will give you better bang for your buck.

Small and transportable ; Natural colours, decent blacks after calibration ; Value for money

Noisy fan ; Rudimentary installation options ; Default picture settings look terrible

Bang for buck, this 1080p projector from BenQ offers plenty of visual appeal. It's not got the punch of more expensive models nor is it the most flexible with its positioning, but for an affordable, transportable HD option it's hard to argue with its...

May, 2010

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Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The W1000 finds its unique niche as a 1080p Full HD home cinema projector equipped with solid performance essentials. Like the W6000, it boasts a 6-segment advanced color wheel and BrilliantColor processing for exceptionally rich, true-to-source tones. Exclusive 3D color management and OSRAM's UNISHAPE technology differentiate the W1000's mastery of color: the former allows users 100% color customization without compromise; the latter amps image brightness up to 40% by varying the intensity of the projector lamp in synchronization with the color wheel. The result is movie magic with boldly rendered hues and never-before-noticed dark detail definition. A high 2,700:1 contrast ratio harnesses the 1,800AL for deep, rich image quality, even with ambient room lighting. Top access lamp door and dual HDMI inputs afford easy installation and hookup. A generous 4,000-hour eco lamp life is icing on consumer budgets.

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Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1
Max Image Size:300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:24in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL / SECAM / NTSC
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video / RGB