BenQ W3000

The  BenQ W3000 is a single-chip DLP with full HD resolution. The color wheel is a 6-segment (RGBRGB), while the optics has a shot such as to fill a screen of 100 "to 2.5 meters away.

 

Design

The body of the W3000 is silver and black and has vents on the sides, back and front sections. The shape of the W300 is more rectangular in nature than the BenQ W1110 and the BenQ W2000. On the front there is the BenQ logo, aligned to the left of the projector's lens. The front ventilation port sits the right of the front facing logo.

On the back, like with most projectors from the BenQ line, there are the connectivity ports. Here, you will find the following:

  • An HDMI1 and HDMI2 MMI connection
  • USB Type A Port
  • Mini USB Port
  • A PC Port
  • An RS-232 Port
  • Audio and Video Components
  • 12V Trigger
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On the back, there is also the power outlet, another BenQ logo as well as logo's for other components on the device such as the CineMaster Audio and HDMI component. Furthermore, the top of the device houses the control buttons: the power, back,and source menu buttons. As well as the temperature and lamp indicators.

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Features

The BenQ W3000 has a brightness of 2600 ANSI lumens with a 260W lamp and a duration of between 2000 and 4000 hours. The brightness is on the higher  end when compared to the other two projectors (the W1110 and the W2000) however, it offers less hours than these models.

The optics permits a greater zoom (1.6x, compared to 1.3x on the W1110 and W2000), and also the lens shift is slightly less limited (12.5% ​​vertically, horizontally 2.5% ).

There is also the Video Enhancer function, which includes the Motion Enhancer (motion compensation), the Color Enhancer, the Pixel Enhancer and Flesh Tone Enhancer. The noise came in at 29dBA which is higher than the 27dBA on the W1110 and W2000 models.

The BenQ W3000 can be equipped with the optional wireless FHD kit, useful for sending streams of audio and uncompressed video in full HD resolution and 3D support. The signal coverage spans 30 meters, even through walls and the kit works with most modern BenQ Projectors.

KEY FEATURES

  • Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for Finest Cinematic Color
  • CinemaMaster with Advanced Video and Audio-enhancing Technologies
  • ISFccc®Certification
  • 1.6X Big Zoom with H/V Lens Shift
  • Side Projection with 2D Keystone

In-Dept Feature Analysis

Cinematic Color as Big as Life in Your Living room

Combining ultramodern design, wireless video transmission and lifelike cinematic color, W3000 complements any room while delivering amazing audiovisual experiences.

Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for Finest Cinematic Color Authentic HDTV Color Accuracy

Rec. 709 is the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate replica of cinematic color as the director intended.

 
  With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, W3000 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.

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 Spectacular Full HD 1080p Visual Performance

Treat your eyes the brilliance of a 1080p Full HD optimized optical system crafted with only pure glass lens elements. Enjoy HD content with the finest clarity and sharpness – from Blue-ray and video games to live broadcasts.

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Full HD 1080p Picture Delicate Image Resolution

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Non Full HD Picture Low Image Resolution

CinemaMaster

CinemaMaster turns any room into a world-class home theater with video and audio-enhancing technologies sure to please even the most critical movie enthusiasts:

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Motion Enhancer

Inserting 36 interpolated frames between sequences produces seamless, vivid 60 frame-per-second videos. You'll be the action hero of your own theater, crushing the evils of laggy images, jittery playback, and blurry shadows.

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Color Enhancer

Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.

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Pixel Enhancer

Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.

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Flesh Tone

The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.

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With 10-watt speakers housed in resonant sound chambers plus BenQ Audio Enhancer powered by MaxxAudio, your sound booms with Waves’ breakthrough algorithms used by Hollywood studios, to dramatically boost bass and treble for serious stereo sound.

Independent 3D Color Control for All 6 Primary Colors

BenQ's unique color management tool allows you to fine-tune the gain, saturation and hue of six primary colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y) individually. So you can customize your colors to mimic nature, to simulate other galaxies, and to everything in between.

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ISFccc®Certification

Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment

With the Imaging Science Foundation’s highly reputed ISFccc® calibration built-in, the W3000’s image and color performance can be customized for any space, along with preset light balance modes for day and night.

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High Contrast, Razor-Sharp Image

As the world’s No.1 best-selling DLP projectors, BenQ living room projectors create real-world performance with an ANSI Contrast Ratio that significantly surpasses that of non-DLP projectors for powerfully clean and crisply detailed images.

Class-Leading High Fill Factor :

Featuring class-leading High Fill Factor, the W3000 shines more light into each pixel, improving definition for small text and fine details, and eliminating “screen door effect”, for beautifully rendered images.

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BenQ SmartEco™:

An ingenious solution that intensifies your viewing pleasure while saving money, SmartEco™ automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on content to project richer blacks and increase contrast for tiny text and subtle details.

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Flawless All-Glass Optics for the Best Viewing Quality

The BenQ 1080p Full HD optical system uses only the highest grade for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite HD content with brilliant clarity.

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 Superior Short Throw Projection with 100” of Big-Screen Enjoyment at 2.5 Meters

Maximize thrills in minimum space with BenQ home projectors that require as little as 2.5m to project stunning 100” pictures. Bring big-screen theater entertainment into whichever room you like.

Big Zoom for Big Pictures in Any Space

A staggering big zoom function maximizes available space for a range of throw distances and big-screen entertainment without the hassle of complicated installation.

Side Projection with 2D Keystone

Horizontal and vertical keystone correction eliminate trapezoid effect when the projector is placed at an indirect angle, allowing you to set up in a corner or on a side table to free up valuable space for active games or comfortable lounging.

H/V Lens Shift for Extra Flexibility

With BenQ home projectors, you control the H/V Lens Shift to fit perfectly into any room with a dynamic range of projection distances and heights. Shift the image vertically or horizontally by adjusting the lens without sacrificing image quality.

 

Intuitive User Interface Design

The beautifully sculpted the W3000 living room projector features an all-new intuitive user interface with inputs that react faster than ever.

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Novice-Friendly Setup Wizard

First-time setup with this home projector is such a breeze, you’ll be done before you know it. Simply follow the step-by-step pictures provided by the setup wizard, and the W3000 will be perfectly customized.

Easy Projection onto Any Color Surface

Wall Color Correction adjusts colors to keep the viewing experience true to the original recording on any color surface.

Wireless

The Wireless Full HD Kit is a killer companion to BenQ home theater projectors - stream uncompressed 1080p content, even in 3D! With a wireless range up to 100 ft. from four powerful antennas, you get crystal clear streaming, even through walls.

One-Time Setup pairs with the projector automatically stays that way, while Zero Latency performance gives you smooth video and gaming with virtually no lag. Four antennas provide up to 100 ft*. of coverage and Dynamic Frequency Selection switches channels for smooth, sharp streaming.

*Line of sight. Transmission distance depends on actual environment. Stated distance is based on line-of-sight measurement. Structures constructed of steel, wood, concrete, or brick may decrease transmission distance.

Wireless FHD Kit (optional)

• Uncompressed streaming with resolution up to 1080p 60Hz.
• Stream up to 100 feet with no latency, great for gaming
• Ultra stable and fluent streaming quality

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BenQ DLP® Projectors Perfectly Long Lasting Picture Quality with DLP Projection Technology

Digital Light Processing (DLP), awarded 2015 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar® statuette), is the leading projection technology used in 90% of world’s digital cinemas and 100% of IMAX theaters. With DLP dominating the worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ is today the #1 bestselling DLP projector brand, delivering unmatched world-class performance.

Accurate

BenQ DLP Projectors produce the most intensely realistic colors and vivid images possible. By combining pioneering BenQ innovations such as interchangeable six-segment color wheels with DLP BrilliantColor™ Technology, our projectors accurately reproduce hard-to-match colors such as skin tones and precisely render Rec.709 and sRGB standards.

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The incredibly durable micro-mirrors of the DLP chip and the nearly-sealed DLP engine design mean that BenQ DLP Projectors stand the test of time without any loss in picture quality. Eliminating dust buildup and heat damage, BenQ projectors shine year after year and look as good as new with a simple lamp change.

Razor-Sharp

Critically acclaimed for industry-leading high contrast, BenQ DLP Projectors also produce the most crisply defined sharpness for crystal-clear details and legible text by maximizing the fill ratio of individual pixels and employing exclusive BenQ SmartEco™ Technology.

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With ISFccc technology, contrast, sharpness and color reproduction are automatically adjusted to achieve the best results for the particular environment and the existing lighting conditions. Optimal output settings from various sources, e.g Blu-ray player or game console, can be saved and at any time - simply by pressing a button - and be retrieved the same way. The color management system also offers the possibility of individually fine-tuning colors for the areas of contrast, brightness, color temperature, gamma and white balance. The BenQ W3000 offers a day and a night mode to enjoy the highest quality reproduction at any time. A purely useful and feature packed projector.

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Specs

BenQ W3000 Specifications Review/Overview:

Projection SystemDLP
Native Resolution1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens)2000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio10000:1
Display Color1.07 Billion Colors
LensF = 2.42 - 3.05, f = 17.22 - 27.37 mm
Aspect RatioNative 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio1.15 - 1.86 (100" @ 2.5m)
Clear Image Size / Maximum Image Size36"~196" / 300"
Zoom Ratio1.6:1
Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco)*2000 / 3500 / 4000 hours
Keystone AdjustmentAuto Vertical & Manual Horizontal ± 30 degrees
Projection Offset115% ± 2.5%
Lens ShiftVertical: +12.5% / Horizontal: -2.5% - 2.5%
Resolution SupportVGA(640 x 480) to WUXGA_RB (1920 x 1200) *RB = Reduced Blanking
Horizontal Frequency15 - 102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate23 - 120Hz
Lamp Wattage260W
InterfacePC (D-Sub) x 1
Composite Video In x 1
Component Video In x 1
HDMI x 2
MHL x 1 (Share with HDMI-2)
Audio In x 1
Audio L/R In x 1
Audio Out x 1
Chamber Speaker 10W x 1
USB (Type A) x 1 (5V / 1.5A power supply)
USB (Type mini B) x 1 (Service)
RS232 x 1
DC 12V Trigger x 1
IR Receiver x 2 (Front & Top)
3D Sync Out x 1
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)330 x 120 x 247 mm
Color Wheel Segment6-Segment (RGBRGB)
Color Wheel Speed6x (50Hz), 4x (60Hz)
HDTV Compatibility480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video CompatibilityNTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV
3D Support and CompatibilityFrame Sequential: Up to 720p
Frame Packing: Up to1080p
Side by Side: Up to 1080i/p
Top Bottom: Up to 1080p
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode)33 / 29 dBA
On-Screen Display LanguagesArabic/Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/
French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/
Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/ Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese
(28 Languages)
Picture Modes** ISF Disabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema (Rec. 709) / Game / User 1 / User 2 / (3D)
*** ISF Enabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema (Rec. 709) / Game / User 1 / User 2 / ISF Night / ISF Day / (3D)
Accessories (Standard)Lens Cover
Remote Control with Battery
Power Cord (by region)
User Manual CD
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
DLP 3D Glasses (specific regions only)
Accessories (Optional)Spare Lamp Kit
Ceilling Mount
Carry Bag
Wireless FHD Kit
Environmental NoticeLamp in this product contains mercury.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult your local environment authorities for regulations or see www.lamprecycle.org.
Power SupplyAC100 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz
Weight4.2 kg (9.26lbs)

Release Date

The BenQ W3000 hit stores in October 2015.

Price

The BenQ W3000 sells for 1599 Euros. 

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