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BenQ W1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 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 Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = 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 Projectors on Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The noise and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2018

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

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 : 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 (

BenQ W1000 review


Benq's W1000 is a compact and quiet DLP projector with an attractively understated design and a 1080p resolution. It has composite, component, S-video and two HDMI inputs. Its slim white chassis won't take over a room, whether you ceiling mount it or...

Although it's reasonably priced and produces rich colours and dark blacks, the W1000 suffers more than most from the DLP rainbow effect.

Jan, 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 (

BenQ W1000 DLP Projector Review


Yet another budget DLP hits the testing room, but is it any good?

Compact enough to use as an occasional display ; Excellent value for money ; Good greyscale performance out of the box ; Good black levels at the price point ; Good colour performance, if a little limited gamut wise

Noisy fan ; 3D CMS has limited use ; No manual greyscale controls ; Rainbow effect is quite noticeable ; Lack of lens shift, means limited placement options

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

Apr, 2010

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 : Nic Tatham (

BenQ W1000


The BenQ W1000 DLP projector can be had for the same price as a 42-inch LCD, but will give you better bang for your buck.

Small and transportable ; Natural colours, decent blacks after calibration ; Value for money

Noisy fan ; Rudimentary installation options ; Default picture settings look terrible

Bang for buck, this 1080p projector from BenQ offers plenty of visual appeal. It's not got the punch of more expensive models nor is it the most flexible with its positioning, but for an affordable, transportable HD option it's hard to argue with its...

May, 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
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, White
Compatibility:W600, W1000, W600+, W1000+
Remote control proper use:Projector

Dimensions & Weight



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

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:Up to 1.07 billion colours
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1800ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2700:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:0.61m / 61cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector


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):2 - 2.76 / 23.5 - 28.2
Throw ratio:1.59 - 1.9:1


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


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Compatibility:VGA - WUXGA
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):325 x 254 x 95 / 325 x 95 x 254 / 95 x 254 x 325
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:3.4 / 7.5
Weight (imperial):7.5

Packaging Content

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


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
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports: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 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


Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1 / 3500:1
Keystone correction, vertical:± 20 / ±20
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080) / 1920 x 1080
Screen size compatibility:609.6 - 7620
Zoom capability:Auto/Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)


Card reader integrated: No


3D: 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

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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :32.5
Package weight:6.67