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BenQ W1080ST

BenQ W1080ST
alaScore 93

461 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 reviews of BenQ W1080ST. 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. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the noise.

image quality, price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BenQ W1080ST is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

BenQ W1080ST


This budget projector ensures you don't need a big room to enjoy decent home cinema.

Awesome value ; Short-throw lens is a great addition to the projector market ; Surprisingly good all-round picture quality

Very minor rainbow effect ; No vertical image shift ; Dark 3D scenes lack a little depth

Connections include two HDMIs, in addition to which the W1080ST also delivers 3D via the DLP Link system. It promises to do so very punchily too, thanks to a claimed brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens. The only pity is that you don’t get any 3D glasses...

Mar, 2013

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BenQ W1080ST


A sharp and exciting picture that's great for a compact home cinema room

Bright, clear picture ; Punchy highlights ; Deep, subtle blacks ; Good detail ; Easy to set up

Colours could be subtler ; 3D glasses not included

There’s plenty to like about the BenQ W1080ST. Its bright, sharp picture is exciting to watch, and the colours are certainly eye-catching (if sometimes a little too vivid).

Expert review by : (

BenQ W1080ST


A good idea for those short on space, but video can look jerky

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (

BenQ W1080ST review


A good idea for those short on space, but video can look jerky

The BenQ W1080ST is an enticing prospect if you're short on space and want to use a projector straight out of the box, but at this price we were hoping for a much smoother picture. We won’t dismiss the W1080ST, but we’d suggest spending a little more...

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BenQ W1080ST projector


Meet the BenQ Q1080ST, a full HD DLP projector that lets you bring the cinema experience to your living room, even if space is at a premium. Its short throw range and variety of connections promise to let you hook up almost anything you own, but does...

BenQ has crafted a versatile projector that's capable of beaming almost anything you can hook up at a short range, and at a high quality too. If you get excited for movie nights at home, the W1080ST could be the perfect addition to watching your...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : AVForums (

BenQ W1080ST


Excellent greyscale performance, Impressive motion handling, Decent video processing, Great 3D performance, Useful if space is limited, Bright images, Price

Mediocre Blacks, Limited shadow detail, Rainbow artefacts, Fans and colour wheel are noisy, No lens shift

If you've often dreamed of big screen action but thought your room was too small to accommodate such pleasures, the BenQ W1080ST could well be the answer to your prayers. This small and attractively priced projector can deliver big images from only a...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

BenQ W1080ST


The BenQ W1080ST home entertainment projector delivers a big image with a short-throw distance and is bright enough for a family room.

Short-throw lens. Works directly with HDMI 1.4a devices like Blu-ray players and cable TV for 2D and full 1080p 3D.

Doesn't work with 120Hz DLP-link glasses for 3D; needs 144Hz glasses.

That said, if you don't see rainbow artifacts easily or don't mind seeing them, the BenQ W1080ST is worth considering, particularly if you don't plan to connect to a computer with a digital connection or can confirm beforehand that it will work with...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Sumit Bhosle (

BenQ W1080ST - Review


When it comes to HD projectors catering to the home-entertainment market, you don't have to look too far beyond BenQ. They have recently developed a knack for producing HD projectors that don't look it. They are small, relatively slim but under that...

REMOTE CONTROL This remote might not be the prettiest looking controller we’ve set eyes on but it does its job relatively well. It is on the smaller and slimmer side, so misplacing it easily can’t be ruled out. Buttons protrude too much from the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Yogesh Pareek (

BenQ W1080ST Projector Hands-on Review


BenQ W1080ST Projector Hands-on Review, it's the short-throw technology, full HD and the 3D support, Price: Rs. 1,10,000

• Easy Setup ; • Supports multiple forms of 3D ; • Good Color Reproduction in 2D/3D

• Produces a lot of hot air ; • Wish there were more connectivity options

TheBenQ W1080ST is indeed a value for money projector. It works exceptionally well with 2D content and average with 3D, if that doesn’t turn you off then this is it! If this projector fits in your budget, we recommend you to go or it.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Art Feierman (

BenQ W1080ST


The BenQ W1080ST review is posted, but not quite complete. The Competitors page has yet to be written, and more images and a few more comments will be added elsewhere in this home entertainment projector review.

Offers unusual short throw lens, sits about half the distance from the screen as most others, great for people to not walk through the image ; One of the brightest 2D and 3D projectors (calibrated) that we've reviewed under $2,000 ; For those rainbow...

Biggest nuisance is the lack of a working Color Saturation control when the source is HDMI ; Black level performance is good for the price but no match for serious "ultra high contrast" projectors ; 3D glasses could really be lighter and more...

I found the BenQ W1080ST home entertainment projector to be just like its slightly less expensive sibling the W1070. Let's get this straight - they are essentially the same projector.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Grey, Silver
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:240
Lamp power (economic mode):5000
Service life of lamp:3500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.6 - 2.78
Focal length range (f-f):10.2 - 12.2
Throw ratio:0.69 - 0.83:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:10
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

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


Horizontal scan range:15 - 102
Noise Level:33
Noise level (economic mode):30
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:AMR, IMY, MIDI
Preset modes:3D, Cinema, Dynamic, Standard / Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Standard
Vertical scan range:23 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC Audio out: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-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
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):353
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:40
Keystone correction, vertical:40 / ± 20
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:965.2 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Zoom ratio:1.2:1


Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player type:Not included


3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.9