The BenQ W2000 is made to be a home cinema project that uses single-chip DLP technology. Its selling point is the CinematicColor Technology. It has a living room friendly look while having an unusually powerful built-in speaker system. The combination of these hardware and software technology brings a precise rendering of Rec 709 global HDTV color standard.
Can the BenQ W2000 Measure Up to the Competition?
The BenQ W2000 is quite the departure from the company’s usual looks with regards to their projector line. To start, it’s now all shiny; there is a gold-champagne color that will make the device stand out from across the room. But this is not terrible in any sense, as said color makes the device look like a luxurious one. However, the gold color may not be for everyone’s tastes as there might still be some that would prefer a more casual ceramic white like most projectors have.
As for its connections, they are all housed in the projector’s rear end. These comprise of 2 HDMI ports, a D-Sub PC port, a component video output, an RS-232 port, a 12V trigger output, a 3.5-millimeter audio loopthrough, and the 2 USB ports (one standard sized and the other is a mini-USB port).
There are many ways to notice the clarity of the W2000 projector‘s displayed images. Pictures and footage are outstanding, even when considering its reasonable price tag. It has a color performance that is exceptionally good. Even when using the Cinema preset, there are no extra manual adjustments needed to get the right tones. Simply put, the colors look gorgeously natural and nuanced.
The balance in color palette is equally outstanding. Out of all the six color elements, not even one element will stand out to dominate the others. The skin tones look believable even in the most difficult in lighting conditions. There is no blocking or striping. The colors are subtly and it will always ensure that people’s faces always look natural rather than “mannequin-like.”
For the sound, the W2000 has the best system to date. Normally, you would need to connect separate speakers onto a projector to deliver the best sounds. In the case of BenQ’s offering, you don’t have to. It is able to project sound right from the its chassis. It will almost fool your ears into thinking the sound is coming from somewhere around the vicinity.
Perhaps one of the BenQ W2000 caveats is that the black level response is quite weak as compared to other projectors. Other than that, this device performs incredibly well, both for sound and for picture quality.