Before the Verdict, one additionnel thing that got my attention is a leak of light on the left part of the screen. It happens only in very very dark scene and I think it is related to the fabrication quality of the projector. It really doesn’t bother at all but I think this is not normal. Could some one please confirm that this is not normal? did some one else experience this?
One thing for sure is that the BenQ W700 has an excellent video quality: crisp sharp image, very nice colors and excellent contrast. The brightness is more than enough for home theatre use with fully darkened room. For audio quality, use your own sound system and do not count on the minijack audio output.
BenQ claims that they are using new cooling technique to increase the lamp life, but from what I have seen with this overheating issue, I dont think it will make it to the estimated value as overheating can seriously damage the lamp and decrease its life…
- Excellent Video Quality (Brightness, Color, Sharp image)
- Contrast (Dynamically Variable iris, Contrast Ratio 10.000:1)
- “Estimated” Lamp life
- Overheating Issue (occurred twice during the first 10 days)
- Rainbow effect (for scene containing a mix of bright and dark materials)
- Useless MiniJack audio output for its quality and noise
- No HDMI 1.4 support (=no 3D with PS3)
Overall, my final rate for the BenQ W700 DLP Projector is: 15 / 20
And here is a sample with some light and surrounded by One Piece posters ;) :
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