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BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and noise. The usability and image quality also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the noise. The usability also gets good opinions.

price, usability, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: W100 Dlp Projector Wvga W100 Dlp Projector Wvga

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of BenQ W100 Home Cinema Projector from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The image quality and design also get good feedback.

design, image quality, price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: BenQ W100 DLP Home Theater ProjectorBenQ W100 DLP Home Theater Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

BenQ W100 review

 

BenQ strikes the value jackpot again

Amazing value for money, good colour, brightness and contrast

Some motion artefacts, mechanical whine from colour wheel, light spill

Simple control menu system, bright, clean pictures - and cheap

May, 2006

Expert review by: Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

Those looking at taking their first step into projector-ownership but don't want to spend too much money will do well to consider the BenQ W100.

Cheap for a DLP ; Decent image quality ; Easy to set up

Limited connectivity options ; Design is uninspiring ; Low resolution of 854x480 ; Features-light

While the BenQW100 doesn't sport some of the features and functionality of other home theatre projectors, it does come in at a very attractive price. Those looking at taking their first step into projector-ownership but don't want to spend too much...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

If you want big, bright, cheap images, check this Benq projector out.

Dec, 2006

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

BenQ W100

 

It's always fun working with a prototype of a "soon to be released" projector, because you never know what to expect. Some perform essentially identically to the production units that follow shortly after, while others may exhibit major flaws, or...

Excellent color out of the box ; Very quiet operation ; Extremely long life lamp for low cost of ownership ; Low power mode ; Very functional remote, with plenty of range and bright backlight ; Good selection of inputs (one digital - DVI, plus two...

Limited color controls (which fortunately aren't needed) ; Very limited range on zoom lens - although few entry level projectors are much better, the W100 is at the low end with only 1.15:1 ; Black levels (for a low cost DLP projector - still much...

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May, 2006

Expert review by: Art Feierman (projectorreviews.com)

BenQ W100 Projector Review - Overview

 

Low cost, excellent picture out of the box with no fiddling, easy to hook up, low cost of operation due to long lamp life, a typical warranty, and very quiet! Put all that together and it translates to great price performance.

Excellent color out of the box

Limited color controls (which fortunately aren't needed)

May, 2006

Expert review by: (projectorreviews.com.au)

BenQ W100 Home theatre projector

 

If you don't want to put your home up for a 2nd mortgage to get awesome home theatre, look no further than BenQ's brand new W100.

We we're quite happy with the picture with tests done on both DVD movies and Xbox 360 games and it performed flawlessly. The low price does mean a lower resolution but we were quite happy with an image size of up to 2 metres wide. The colour and...

Consumer review by: Benq fan now (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

For the price range I strongly disagree with "Limited Connectivity" comment. Perfect projector for beginner.

Outstanding image quality and colour ; More than enough connections ; Price ; Size ; Easy menu options ; Eco mode available 4000 hours ; Backlit remote

None

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: sainey (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

I would recommend it to all low budget buyers, the quality is great for

Good image quality and very quick

big remote control

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: mrcoulson (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

I bought mine for $AU 999 and for that money I have no complaints at all. It is very easy to use, has an excellent picture and is very quiet. The only issue I had when hooking it up to my Sony DVD was the HDCP handshaking through HDMI>DVI. It...

Easy to use ; Easy to setup ; Excellent picture for the price ; Good connection options

Zoom is a little limited

May, 2007

Consumer review by: mrcoulson (cnet.com.au)

BenQ W100

 

I bought mine for $AU 999 and for that money I have no complaints at all. It is very easy to use, has an excellent picture and is very quiet. The only issue I had when hooking it up to my Sony DVD was the HDCP handshaking through HDMI>DVI. It...

Easy to use ; Easy to setup ; Excellent picture for the price ; Good connection options

Zoom is a little limited

May, 2007

Product Specifications

BenQ W100 offers a wide array of entertainment features. Its 7-segment color wheel gives you superior image quality, and with 1300 ANSI Lumens and a contrast ratio of 2500:1, an amazing movie experience is guaranteed, even in bright environments. Because of the W100's 16:9 native resolution, movie formats will not be distorted, and with a whisper silent 25 dB, this home cinema projector gives you the chance to appreciate movies as if you were in a real cinema. Compatible with HDTV and with a double DVI-I input, the W100 is the projector for the future. Connect it to DVD-players, game consoles, and many other multimedia devices, for maximum entertainment. By choosing one of the 10 preset modes you quickly benefit from the best possible setting for each device.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Battery

Battery Type:AAA

Buttons

Backlight buttons: Yes
Input type:Push buttons

Design

Colour of product:Green
Compatibility:W100
Remote control proper use:Projector

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:28.3cm
Height:9.4cm
Weight:2.7kg
Width:23.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: No

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WVGA
Image Brightness:1300ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2500:1
Max Image Size:4.06m / 406cm
Max Resolution:854 x 480
Max Screen Distance:11.32m
Min Image Size:0.89m / 89cm
Min Screen Distance:1.35m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:BenQ
Model:W100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:3000

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):238 x 283 x 94
I/O ports:Analog RGB: DVI-I x 1\nDigital RGB: DVI-I x 1 (HDCP)\nComponent Video1: RCA x 3\nComponent Video2: RCA x 3\nS-Video: Mini DIN 4 pin x 1\nComposite-Video: RCA x 1
Lens system:Manual Zoom, F=2.6-2.77, f=20.4 - 23.5mm
Power requirements:100-240V AC (50/60Hz)
Resolution:854 x 480
Video/data systems:NTSC / PAL / SECAM

Performance

Horizontal scan range:31 - 82
Number of devices supported:1
Vertical scan range:48 - 85

Power

Power consumption (typical):285

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2500:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1300
Projector native resolution:SXGA (1280x1024)
Screen size compatibility:35”-160”

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.7