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BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Native Resolution
  • Brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens
  • Ultra-High 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Long Lamp Life up to 6000 Hours
  • Supports Various 3D Formats
  • Short Throw Ratio & Built-in 10W Speaker
  • SmartEco Technology & Eco Blank Mode
  • Dual HDMI Inputs & Flexible Connectivity
  • No Source Detected Mode
  • NTSC, PAL, SECAM & SDTV Compatibility

The BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector delivers 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness with a low noise level of only 30 dBA in Eco-Mode. It features a sharp 10,000:1 contrast ratio, support for a variety of 3D formats and Full HD 1920 x 1080p native resolution. The projector is powered by a DLP chip system and the lamp features a long life up to 6000 hours. The W1080ST is equipped with SmartEco Technology as well, which combines optimum levels of brightness and picture quality for maximum energy savings and a lower overall cost of ownership.

The W1080ST supports a variety of 3D formats and it offers several input options including dual HDMI, component video, composite video and more. It offers a short throw ability that can project up to a 65" screen size at only 1m away. Plus, there's a No Source Detected Mode, which automatically lowers the projector lamp brightness to 30% after it has remained unconnected for three minutes. Other features include a built-in 10W mono speaker and low 0.5W standby power consumption level. The W1080ST supports ecoFACTS environmentally friendly packaging as well.

Full HD 1080p Image Performance
With Full HD 1080p resolution, the W1080ST lets you enjoy Blu-ray, video games and HD broadcasting in high-contrast, vivid quality without downscaling or compression.
Short Throw Distance
Save space and enjoy big screen entertainment even in small rooms thanks to the W1080ST's short throw ability of up to 65" at 1m. Put the projector up close and don't worry about screen obstruction or needing extra space for motion-sensitive gaming.
Supports Various 3D Formats
The W1080ST supports multiple forms of 3D including HDMI, Blu-Ray, 3D broadcasting, video games and NVIDIA 3DTV PC connectivity - all in Full HD 1080p. Plus, 3D field-sequential, 3D frame packing, 3D top-and-bottom and 3D side-by-side are also supported. You'll appreciate uninterrupted viewing with no crosstalk thanks to DLP technology and 3D glasses (sold separately) designed for comfort and peak image quality.
Built-in 10W Speaker Power
The 10W mono built-in speaker is plug-and-play ready, only the power cord and video source connection are needed to prepare the viewing experience.
Rich Connectivity
The W1080ST allows you to play from many devices. It features dual HDMI inputs, as well as several other connectivity options.
SmartEco Technology
SmartEco Technology is an innovative and environmentally friendly solution that enhances the energy saving capabilities of your projector's DLP system. It strikes an optimized balance between picture quality, brightness and energy efficiency. This allows you to get the most out of the projector, while also extending lamp life, minimizing maintenance and reducing the projector's total cost of ownership.
Eco Blank Mode
Eco Blank Mode allows you to blank the projection screen when the projector is not in use. When activated, this useful feature will dim the lamp power automatically, which can reduce the projector's overall power consumption by as much as 70%.
Smart Eco Mode
Designed to minimize power consumption and maximize energy efficiency, Smart Eco Mode cleverly adjusts the projector's lamp power by delivering optimum contrast and brightness levels that use only as much light as needed. When using SmartEco Mode, the projector may use as much as 45% less power than it uses in Normal Mode.
No Source Detected Mode
There will be times when the projector is turned on without a DVD player, computer or other display source connected. In order to reduce the amount of power wasted in these instances, BenQ created the No Source Detected Mode. It works by lowering the lamp brightness down to 30% after the projector has remained unconnected to a display source for more than three minutes.
ecoFACTS Label
ecoFACTS declares that the W1080ST supports the effort to replace hazardous substances by improving material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the product. The W1080ST includes arsenic-free optical glass, BFR/PVC-free casing plastics and PVC-free plastic packaging.
Choose from 28 OSD Languages
The projector supports 28 on-screen display languages. These include: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Thai, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Romanian, Norwegian, Danish, Bulgarian, Finnish, Indonesian, Greek, Hindi and Arabic.
Multiple Picture Modes
The projector is equipped with seven picture modes including Dynamic, Standard, Cinema, 3D, User 1 (custom), User 2 (custom) and User 3 (custom).
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Brightness 2000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Lens Aperture: f/2.6 - 2.78
Focal Length: 10.2 - 12.24 mm
Native Aspect Ratio 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 0.69 - 0.83:1 (65.7" at 1 m)
Projection Size 38 - 300" (96.5 - 762 cm)
Zoom Ratio 1.2:1
Lamp Type 240 W
Lamp Life Normal: 3500 hours
Eco: 5000 hours
SmartEco: 6000 hours
Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40° (1D)
Projection Offset 105% ± 5%
Resolution Support Up to WUXGA
Horizontal Frequency 15 - 102 kHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23 - 120 Hz
Interfaces HDMI inputs x 2
VGA (D-sub 15-pin) input x 1
Composite video (RCA) input x 1
S-video (mini-DIN 4-pin) x 1
Component video input x 1
1/8" (3.5 mm) audio input x 1
Audio L/R (RCA) input x 1
1/8" (3.5 mm) audio output x 1
USB (type-B) x 1 (for service)
RS232 (DB9-pin) x 1
DC 12 V trigger x 1
Built-In Speakers 10 W (mono)
HDTV Compatibility 480i
480p
576i
567p
720p
1080i
1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC
PAL
SECAM
SDTV
Audible Noise Normal: 33 dBA
Eco: 30 dBA
Power Supply AC 100 - 240 V (50 - 60 Hz)
Power Consumption (Operating) 353 W / 110 V (typical)
Power Consumption (Standby) <0.5 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.2 x 4.09 x 9.6" (312 x 109 x 244 mm)
Weight 6.2 lb (2.85 kg)
BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector
  • Remote Control with Battery
  • Carry Bag
  • Power Cord
  • VGA (D-Sub 15-Pin) Cable
  • User Manual CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    BenQW1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Energy efficient (4)
    • Intuitive controls (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Good remote (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (5)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
      • Large rooms (3)
      • Living room (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (5), Tech savvy (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Amazing projector -short throw brilliant

      By juancho

      from NYC, NY

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Intuitive Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms
        • Television Shows

        Comments about BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector:

        I project it very close to a wall of my miniature studio and it gives me a incredibly high resolution image, takes juts a bit while it warms up to improve the image.

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        5.0

        Easily met all expectations

        By Dellwo Studios

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good color
        • Good Contrast
        • Great Value
        • Interfaces Well With TV
        • Intuitive Controls
        • Short throw

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up
        • White Casing

        Best Uses

        • Home cinema
        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector:

        I spent about a month and a half researching a projector to replace my SVGA DLP projector when it finally died. I have an 11 seat theater with complete light control and a 110" screen to fill.

        This short throw projector required mounting much closer to the screen than my last one so it took a little while to get it positioned correctly. Because of the short throw the tolerances for ceiling mounting were pretty tight but the modest zoom helped. I can now game in my theater or stand up from any seat in the house without blocking the projector.

        Brightness is more than enough for my room. It is very bright even on a black out cloth screen (.95ish gain, I think.) In Eco mode it seems to be just right with the lights off. Even with most of the lights on in the room (6 of 8 recessed lights,) the image is still watchable. I don't think it would stand up to sunlight but not many projectors can.

        Resolution is 1080p, and I can run blu-rays at 24fps for best quality. I have to say, Avatar looked good in SVGA as long as you didn't get too close, but on this projector - it's a whole new level. I have to be three feet from my screen to see the 'screen door' effect.

        I haven't tried the 3D yet.

        Color seems to be very good. I haven't calibrated the projector yet but straight out of the box it looked good. I set the projector to Eco mode to drop the light a bit and changed the preset to cinema and am VERY pleased.

        Contrast is a major improvement over my last projector, which was itself a major improvement over the projector before that. I'm not a profesional tester, but for the money, I am extremely pleased with the contrast. I'm noticing details in shadows on movies that I hadn't seen before. And remember - I haven't calibrated it yet.

        It comes with a very nice case/bag if you intend to pack it around. I would have rather saved a little money on the projector and skipped the case, myself. But if you intend to carry it around, it's nice.

        The projector casing is white which stands out a bit much on my black ceiling with grey walls and carpet when the lights are on. But once the movie is going, it fades into the background because you are mesmerized by the images on the screen.

        The fan noise is fairly noticable in a silent room. But once the movie starts, the fan completely disappears.

        Some pro reviewers mentioned light spill out of the projector. While there is some, it's not bothersome to me at all. In fact, I had to remind myself to look for it to see what they were talking about.

        The remote is not backlit, but once you get it set up, you mostly only use the power button anyway. Start up time seems average compared to other projectors I've owned. I turn it on first, then my blu-ray player and my audio system last.

        It has an oustanding variety of inputs. I can't think of anything it doesn't have.

        In conclussion, I am VERY pleased with this porjector. I would recommend it to anyone for light controlled or moderately light controlled space. I would even use it for outdoor showings after sunset.

        I think this is at the peak of the price/performance chart. Sure, there are better projectors out there, but you're going to start paying a lot more for a small improvement.

        There is a standard throw version if you want to save a few bucks. But for my space, the short throw is well worth it.

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        5.0

        Best projector in this price range

        By Home Theatre

        from Trinidad

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Intuitive Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector:

          Really good projector with a bright and sharp image.
          3D is also great.

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          5.0

          Great Image

          By RCSD

          from Wilmington, DE

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Movies

            Comments about BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector:

            Love how easy this was to install. The picture is great!!!

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            5.0

            Excellent product

            By G. Hegde

            from Princeton Jct, NJ

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact size
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Remote
            • Intuitive Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms
              • Movies
              • Smaller Rooms
              • Surround Sound Solution
              • Television Shows

              Comments about BenQ W1080ST Full HD 1080p Multi-Region 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector:

              This is my first projector. Projector is on a table for now, approximately 13' away from wall (temporary setup). Projected image is roughly 12' x 7 ' (W x H).

              HD video image quality is extremely good. For non HD DVDs, image may not be sharp all the time. In my opinion, this is expected behaviour. I do not see any undesirable effects even with fast moving objects. Brighness is adequate even on my temporary projection to wall.

              Built in audio is fine for testing. For good experience, get a nice sound system.

              This sure is a winner.

              I will update comments after testing XBox, WD Player & FIOS cable connectivity etc.

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