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BenQ W1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of BenQ W1500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and noise. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas the black level and reliability get negative views.

image quality, usability, design, noise, size

price, reliability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

BenQ W1500 review

 

The W-1500's combination of solid HDMI wireless performance, appealing picture quality, flexible placement and affordability make it a value leader in its class.

Wireless HDMI included ; Vertical lens shift ; Short throw for big image at short distance ; Flexible placement ; Excellent brightness

Loss of shadow detail ; Set up of wireless HDMI is a hassle ; Some rainbow effect for sensitive viewers

At the end of the day, we tend to prefer Epson’s Powerlite Cinema 3020e projector, even if it is a good $600 more expensive. With that said, the BenQ W1500 is an great projector in its own right, and its included wireless HDMI connectivity, once set...

May, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

BenQ W1500

 

The BenQ W1500 3D home entertainment projector is easily bright enough to stand up to moderate ambient light in a family room.

Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players for full 1080p 3D. Wireless HD connection.

Shows rainbow artifacts, although much less often than with many DLP projectors. Hard to focus eyes with some 3D scenes.

If you can't stand seeing any rainbow artifacts, ever, you'll need to ignore this—and virtually every other—DLP projector in favor of LCD models like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD or Epson 3020e. If you, and no one you watch with, sees the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

BenQ W1500 WHDMI Projector Video Review

 

Review: The BenQ W1500 wireless DLP projector can be had for less than $1600 and it comes with WHDI built right in, and an HDMI dongle that lets you send video wirelessly from any HDMI output.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

BenQ W1500 Wireless Projector Preview

 

The $2300 BenQ W1500 HD projector has a ton of features. With a wireless high definition streaming solution, 3D, ISF certification, 6000 hour lamp life, and much more, there is a lot to like here.

The BenQ W1500 has a ton of features. With a wireless high definition streaming solution, 3D, ISF certification, 6000 hour lamp life, and much more, there is a lot to like here. At $2300, there better be. While it might be cheaper to buy a similarly...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: BigPictureBigSound (bigpicturebigsound.com)

BenQ W1500 1080p 3D DLP Wireless HDMI Projector Review

 

Very good test bench performance (in Cinema mode), Long lamp life (3,500 hours in Standard lamp mode, 5,000 hours in Economic mode), Excellent 2D as well as 3D performance, Glitch-free wireless HDMI

Limited vertical lens shift range, Many remote control button labels are hard to discern, Some noticeable off-axis light leakage

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 key differentiator, and will appeal to those that don't...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Here’s the very bottom line:   The BenQ W1500 earns our Special Interest Award.  Understand,  terms of picture quality, brightness and several other areas, the W1500 does deserve a Hot Product award, but it comes up short in one area that makes this...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

BenQ W1500 review

 

This BenQ projector has the bonus of wireless connectivity, but is the picture up to scratch?

Clear picture ; Realistic colours ; Decent contrast ; Wireless connectivity ; Compact, portable unit ; Good remote ; Easy set-up

Class leaders are punchier and more insightful

A competitive, well-featured product that’s definitely worth considering

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

BenQ W1500 review

 

Integrated wireless HDMI can't justify the high price

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BenQ W1500

 

This BenQ mid-ranger is OK with 2D, but its 3D is just plain weird. Find out why...

Excellent motion handling, Good colour performance, Decent wireless video system

Black level response could be better, Rather limited zoom and vertical image shift, Weird 3D

May, 2013

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W1500

 

The BenQ W1500 may be a budget home-theatre projector, but if you'd like to enjoy high-quality Blu-ray 3D, you won't do much better than this at anywhere near the price.

Brilliant 3D performance ; Strong value for money ; Good motion interpolation system

Mediocre black levels ; Mediocre progressive scan conversion

So while the BenQ W1500 is a budget home-theatre projector, it turns out to do a generally good job so long as you deliver it a good-quality progressive scan signal. And if you'd like to enjoy high-quality Blu-ray 3D, then you won't do much better than...

Nov, 2013
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE, TÜV, GS

Design

Color of product:Black, White / Silver
Form Factor:Desktop / Portable
LED Indicators: Yes
Product type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):375
Power Source:AC

Lamps

Bulb power:240
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:3000 / 3500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000 / 6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.45 - 3.07
Focal length range (f-f):0.621 - 0.989
Focus:Manual
Offset:130
Throw ratio:1.07 - 1.71
Vertical lens shift range:110 - 130

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20
Timeshift: No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in touchpad: No

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:IR
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 102
HDCP:No / Yes
Horizontal scan range:15 - 102
Noise Level:33
Noise level (economic mode):28
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:23 - 120
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AUX in: No
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Progressive scan output: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):375
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:±10
Matrix size:0.65
Matrix type:3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:39.4 - 421.3
Projection distance:39.4 - 421.3
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:40 - 200 / 40 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom capability:Manual / Yes
Zoom ratio:1.6:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame Sequential, Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) / 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 9.37
Height:4.72 / 4.76
Weight:8.6
Width:13.3