BenQ W1050 Home Cinema Projector Review

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Following on from the revealing of their new inexpensive 4K projector the Benq W1700 HDR earlier this month which will likely be launching very quickly, priced at a really inexpensive £1,599 when in comparison with different 4K projectors at present available on the market. BenQ has this week allowed us to get hands-on with their newest HD projector within the type of the BenQ W1050. Offering customers with a 1080p dwelling cinema projector with a decision of 1920 x 1080 Full HD and which is now out there to buy priced at round £599 or $629.

164 inch picture 5.5 m away from painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

BenQ has geared up the W1050 HD projector with CinematicColor know-how that gives customers with “optimum color to carry out probably the most correct and enhanced photographs”, and it deftly exhibits each in daylight and darkened rooms. The place even when the photographs magnified significantly, the colors are nonetheless vibrant because of the CinematicColor’s Rec.709 HDTV customary color protection. To re-cap, the Rec.709 is the worldwide HDTV customary that depicts the colors because the director meant and presents three image modes to reinforce your picture even additional relying on what you’re watching providing a Sports activities Mode, Vivid TV Mode and Cinema Mode.

164 inch picture 5.5 m away projected onto a painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

164 inch picture 5.5 m away projected onto a painted wall in full darkness (beneath)

BenQ W1050

Out-of-the-box, the BenQ W1050, could be very straightforward to arrange, and you’ll be up and working in simply a few minutes. BenQ consists of the required distant management with easy accessibility to Vertical Keystone Correction, menu and different settings, energy cable and HDMI cable. The BenQ W1050 projector itself is fitted with a brightness of 2200 Lumens and a distinction ratio of 15,000 to 1 and as talked about earlier than a full HD 1920 x 1080 decision.

As you may see from the photographs beneath on the rear of the projector are 1 x mini USB connection, 2x  HDMI ports a PC VGA and a RS 232, along with video and audio out and in three.5mm sockets. Enabling you to attach up a pc, video games console, set-top field or DVD participant relying in your equippment and residential media system.

On this hands-on evaluate I powered up a mini PC immediately by the HDMI, and the outcomes have been very spectacular. By positioning the projector 5.5m from the white wall, I used to be capable of venture a picture 164 inches (measured diagonally) in dimension. Shifting the BenQ W1050 projector somewhat nearer to the white wall, from 2.5 m away I used to be capable of produce a 73-inch image with out the necessity to use the useful zoom perform on the lens enabling you to rapidly zoom out and in to extend the picture dimension as required. So far as fan noise you may hear it however to be sincere, as soon as the sound was enjoying even by the tiny speaker inside the projector the sound of the fan was very negligible.

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

73 inch picture 2.5 m projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

Zoom elevated the projection image to 86 inches in dimension (measured diagonally), the bigger the picture, the extra pixelation and picture degradation you get. Nonetheless, even at 164 inches the picture from the Benq W1050 HD projector was astonishingly good for its worth level and supplies wonderful worth for cash if you would like a projector that may supply a substantial picture with out the must be positioned over 5m or so out of your display screen.

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

86 inch picture at 2.5 m (zoom) projected onto a painted wall in full daylight (beneath)

As you may see from the photographs,  the picture decision even at 164 inches was wonderful for movies, films and gaming in a darkened room. Even with gentle penetrating into the room significantly you might nonetheless see the projected picture though a lot fainter than if it was in a darkened room as you may see beneath. Weighing 2.56 kg the projector is definitely mounted to the ceiling utilizing a comparatively low cost mount approx. £15 from Amazon or wherever it’s possible you’ll want, and the inclusion of two HDMI ports make it nice for each a set-top field and video games console to be linked on the similar time or PC and set-top field relying in your necessities.

Specs for the BenQ W1050 dwelling cinema projector embody :

– DLP Show Expertise
– 2200 ANSI Lumens
– 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) Native Decision
– 4500 Hours Lamp Life (Typical)
– Facet Ratio 16:9
– 15000:1 Distinction Ratio
– Excessive native ANSI distinction ratio efficiency
– 2 Yr Return To Base Guarantee (Projector)
– 1 Yr / 1000 hours (Lamp)
– 96% protection of Rec. 709 colour house
– 2.56 KG’s (Weight)

For the worth level of £600 or roughly $629 mark, the BenQ W1050 dwelling cinema projector presents incredible worth for cash and supplies a wonderful picture even when projecting over 100 inches in dimension making it a wonderful alternative for a house leisure purposes or massive display screen for video games when linked to a video games console. For extra data on the BenQ W1050 projector leap over to the official Benq web site by following the hyperlink beneath.

Supply : BenQ

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