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BenQ W1080ST

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good views. There are some critical comments about the noise, and there are some mixed views about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W1080ST is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of BenQ W1080ST from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BenQ W1080ST 2000 Lumens DLP HD 3D Projector

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of BenQ W1080ST from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BenQ W1080ST 1080p 3D Short Throw DLP Home Theater Projector (White)

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BenQ W1080ST - Review


When it comes to HD projectors catering to the home-entertainment market, you don't have to look too far beyond BenQ. They have recently developed a knack for producing HD projectors that don't look it. They are small, relatively slim but under that...

REMOTE CONTROL This remote might not be the prettiest looking controller we’ve set eyes on but it does its job relatively well. It is on the smaller and slimmer side, so misplacing it easily can’t be ruled out. Buttons protrude too much from the...


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BenQ W1080ST


It's been a year since I reviewed and lauded the BenQ W1070 , and despite some serious competition from the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 , it appears BenQ is still the one to beat in the cheap home-theater projector arena. The W1080ST offers very...

The BenQ W1080ST DLP projector offers a very good image for the price with relatively deep blacks and faithful color; short throw allows placement close to the screen, on a coffee table for example; onboard speaker; decent 3D performance.

Limited setup options with no manual lens shift; old 3D system; no 3D glasses in package and cost $99 extra.

The BenQ W1080ST short-throw DLP projector offers very good performance and extra placement flexibility, but the long-throw W1070 is a better deal.

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BenQ W1080ST


The BenQ W1080ST 3D home entertainment projector offers a short throw, high-quality 1080p video, and 3D, plus it's bright enough to let you leave the lights on.

Short-throw lens. Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players and cable TV for 2D and full 1080p 3D

Doesn't work with 120Hz DLP-link glasses for 3D; needs 144Hz glasses

If you look at BenQ's Web site, or just compare features and specs, you'll probably wind up thinking that except for its short-throw lens, the BenQ W1080ST is essentially identical to the BenQ W1070. However, the differences go deeper. Most important,...

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BenQ W1080ST


The BenQ W1080ST review is posted, but not quite complete. The Competitors page has yet to be written, and more images and a few more comments will be added elsewhere in this home entertainment projector review.

Offers unusual short throw lens, sits about half the distance from the screen as most others, great for people to not walk through the image ; One of the brightest 2D and 3D projectors (calibrated) that we've reviewed under $2,000 ; For those rainbow...

Biggest nuisance is the lack of a working Color Saturation control when the source is HDMI ; Black level performance is good for the price but no match for serious "ultra high contrast" projectors ; 3D glasses could really be lighter and more...

I found the BenQ W1080ST home entertainment projector to be just like its slightly less expensive sibling the W1070. Let's get this straight - they are essentially the same projector.

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A good idea for those short on space, but video can look jerky


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BenQ W1080ST


This budget projector ensures you don't need a big room to enjoy decent home cinema.

Awesome value ; Short-throw lens is a great addition to the projector market ; Surprisingly good all-round picture quality

Very minor rainbow effect ; No vertical image shift ; Dark 3D scenes lack a little depth

Connections include two HDMIs, in addition to which the W1080ST also delivers 3D via the DLP Link system. It promises to do so very punchily too, thanks to a claimed brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens. The only pity is that you don’t get any 3D glasses...

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BenQ W1080ST


A sharp and exciting picture that's great for a compact home cinema room

Bright, clear picture ; Punchy highlights ; Deep, subtle blacks ; Good detail ; Easy to set up

Colours could be subtler ; 3D glasses not included

There’s plenty to like about the BenQ W1080ST. Its bright, sharp picture is exciting to watch, and the colours are certainly eye-catching (if sometimes a little too vivid).

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BenQ W1080ST projector


Meet the BenQ Q1080ST, a full HD DLP projector that lets you bring the cinema experience to your living room, even if space is at a premium. Its short throw range and variety of connections promise to let you hook up almost anything you own, but does...

BenQ has crafted a versatile projector that's capable of beaming almost anything you can hook up at a short range, and at a high quality too. If you get excited for movie nights at home, the W1080ST could be the perfect addition to watching your...

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BenQ W1080ST Full HD 3D Home theatre projector


BenQ have always made excellent projectors and with the W1080ST they have brought in a new age where you can buy a Full HD projector with good colour and true 3D capability but with a handy short throw lens!

All this coupled with two HDMI ports a component connection and the more basic S-video and composite makes the BenQ W1080ST a great value home theatre projector, at a great price. Though there are better theatre projectors out there, you have to...

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"Fantastic value. Manual lens shift not a big deal."


Since Panasonic stopped making plasma tvs, I took the same money I was looking to spend and purchased this plus the dvdo edge green video processor/scaler. Although the overall picture quality isn't as good, it's absolutely good enough and it's twice...

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1. Speakers.