BenQ W7000 DLP Projector Review
By Chris Heinonen on
For the most part, 3D with projectors at home has been disappointing. There is ghosting all around and the image is so dark from active glasses that you get no pop at all off the screen. This has all changed with the BenQ W7000 projector. Using a single DLP chip and putting out tons of light even once calibrated, the BenQ W7000 is the first projector that I have enjoyed watching 3D on. The BenQ W7000 projector also features a full CMS system, ISFccc modes for a calibrator to configure and lock out from further adjustments, a dynamic iris, and frame interpolation for sports and other fast action content. Do all of these features work as advertised, or is anything sacrificed to reach this 3D performance?
DLP isn’t perfect in this case, as it leads to blacks that veer closer to really dark gray than deep black much of the time. The dynamic iris helps, but it still can’t get quite as dark as LCOS or LCD projectors can now. Some people might also see rainbows, but I found that using one mode to calibrate led to a faster color wheel speed, which made rainbows all but invisible for me. Even with the higher black level, the projector was so bright that contrast was still good and I didn’t mind as much once the film started playing. For even more details, read my full review of the BenQ W7000 projector at Secrets of Home Theater and see how it performs.