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Looking for THX Cinema Quality?

Home Projectors don’t always meet expectations. Variables such as light levels, screen reflection and dust are difficult to control and images often appear washed out and choppy. THX Certified Home Projectors undergo over 400 tests to ensure the richest colors, most optimal motion processing and most perfect picture possible.
About THX
 

BenQ W8000 THX HD 3D

Quick road map:
Entry level: W1090, W1700, TK800 / Mid range: W3000 / High End: W8000
Once you get to mid range you also start to see full 100% Rec. 709 colours.

Tip: You can buy a low cost 4K (entry level) projector that's true 4K but from 5m back you won't be able to tell. Then again for around the same price you could buy a more accurate up market 1080P HD 3D projector with better colours (100% Rec. 709, or about 6% more accurate..) the projected image will stand out as being "Cinema Quality" no matter how far back you're sitting.


Featured Projector  BenQ W1700 Price

New! BenQ W1700 True 4K Projector

"From the testing that I’ve done, I found the BenQ W1700 True 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector to be a very good fit for the home cinema experience. Not only does it give stand out performance for watching movies on the big screen, but also takes your gaming to the next level. With more and more 4K content coming out, this is a perfect projector to show it off in its full glory. "  |Review|


Movie Colour by BenQ

W3000 with full 100% Rec. 709


W1700..

Picture Quality

The specifications for the BenQ W1700 True 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector are impressive, full of buzzwords, but thankfully it lives up to the hype:

  • 4K UHD with a 3840×2160 resolution
  • Projector-optimised HDR
  • CineMaster Video+
  • Benq Q CinematicColor Technology
  • Auto Vertical Keystroke collection
  • Smart Power Saving to improve lamp life (up to 15,000hrs)

Summary

From the testing that I’ve done, I found the Benq W1700 True 4K HDR Home Cinema Projector to be a very good fit for the home cinema experience. |Review| |HCC Review|
 

Projector Tips

Use the remote control Be sure to turn your projector off using the remote as switching off the mains power doesn't allow the lamp to cool down slowly and will shorten its life. Never move your projector while the bulb is on.

Be decisive on or off!

Don't turn off your projector to save half an hour of lamp time, (e.g. the next show is 30 minutes away) it's better to leave running because cooling and heating the lamp shortens it's life more.

Cable it properly Where possible use new HDMI connections for the best quality sound and image. If you've got none spare - use DVI input rather than component input signals, component input signals rather than composite, and composite rather than RF connections.

Sure you can use wireless unless you want to microwave popcorn or watch 3D..

So for value and almost perfect colours also have a look at BenQ Rec. 709  W3000, W8000 here to learn why 100% of IMAX theatres use DLP.


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Truth about CR  What's all this about Contrast Ratio?

Millions to one is just marketing "puffery" no matter who claims it. 

If it were realistic then why (for example) would Epson state on their most expensive projectors a Contrast Ratio of 2,000:1 Projectors with 2,000:1 that good, you could use them a Movie Theatre!

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You can't see 4K?

From 5m back we can't see the difference here's why!

 

 
We can't tell the difference from 5m back so that's not what quality projectors are about.
You buy the best projector you can afford with Rec. 709 or THX certified colours to get that cinema feel. The number of dots (above 1080P) or claimed (often overstated) contrast ratio numbers are not as important as accurate colours. A real cinema can't come close to the number of dots per inch a good 1080P projector pumps out on your projection screen.
4K is a bit like 3D how often will you really use it?
 
W1090
AIM's Price $914.10
V11H851053
AIM's Price $935.00
GS1
AIM's Price $979.00
W1110
AIM's Price $1,230.00
W3000
AIM's Price $2,019.00
TK800
AIM's Price $2,127.40
AIM's Price $2,640.00
W11000
AIM's Price $5,888.30