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BenQ W1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of BenQ W1000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BenQ W1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of BenQ W1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design and price. The noise and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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This summary is based on the products: BenQ W1000 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector, WhiteBenQ W1000 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector, White

Dec, 2018

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

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BenQ W1000 Review


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.

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

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

BenQ W1000 projector


BenQ's budget home theatre projector has good detail levels and reasonable colour reproduction

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...

Apr, 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 : What Hi-Fi? (

BenQ W1000+ review


Although we weren't the biggest fans of the W1000, a price-drop and some tweaks make the W1000+ a very tasty option

Simple set-up, easy to use ; fine attention to detail ; nicely balanced colours ; price

Not the last word in motion stability

It’s not flawless, but it is astonishingly capable given the price tag

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

BenQ W1000 projector


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

A very good value home cinema projector with enough brightness and business clout to make it in the boardroom, BenQ's perfectly portable W1000 could just be the perfect bridge product. Although slightly let down by a less-than-flexible set-up, a...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Martin Pipe (

BenQ W1000+ review


This budget full HD projector has much to recommend it

Performance transcends price point expectations ; Neat, compact design ; Calibration possibilities

Motion judder ; Who needs a 3W speaker

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

BenQ W1000 review


This Full HD projector offers surprising value for money

Small size ; Reliable colour accuracy ; Decent contrast range

Rainbow effect ; Blur ; Slight softness

Nicely priced and neatly put together, this compact, full HD beamer is capable of some serious cinema

Mar, 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.

Audio Output



Battery Type:AAA


Buttons quantity:30
Input Type:Push buttons


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Compatibility:W600, W1000, W600+, W1000+
Remote control proper use:Projector

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: No
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):230 / 250
Power Source:AC


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ


Bulb power:180
Service life of lamp:3000 / 4000 / 5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000 / 5000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.5 - 2.76
Focal length range (f-f):0.0787 - 0.109 / 0.925 - 1.11
Throw ratio:1.59 - 1.9:1


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:3


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio Input:1
Audio Output:1
Compatibility:VGA - WUXGA
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 10 x 3.74 / 12.8 x 3.74 x 10 / 3.74 x 10 x 12.8
F-number (relative aperture):F = 2.5 - 2.76
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video/data systems:NTSC\nPAL\nSECAM
Weight (imperial):7.5
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):31 - 90
Horizontal scan range:31 - 90
Noise Level:28
Noise level (economic mode):26
Noise reduction: Yes
Number of devices supported:4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, ITA, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA
Preset modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Standard
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 3
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
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
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off:Y
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):230 / 250
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1 / 3500:1
Keystone correction, vertical:± 20 / ±20
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080) / 1920 x 1080
Screen size compatibility:24 - 300
Zoom capability:Auto/Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1
Zoom type:Auto/Manual

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)


Card reader integrated: No


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:14.7