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BenQ W1600UST Short Throw Home Projector Review

The W1600 UST (Ultra Short Throw) projector from BenQ 

..features a specialised 100” ambient light reflection screen that employs a special zigzag structure to absorb 93 per cent of environmental light
(similar to DNP daylight screens), so families can enjoy bright entertainment in living rooms without having to turn down the head lighting. 

Mind you nothing works with sunlight shining on it and light coming from the same direction as the projector will be a problem.

BenQ W1600UST projector price

This complete set up from BenQ would be ideal for the holiday house or when you need to move it around as the screen weighs a fraction of what a competing LCD TV weighs. 

Another plus for the W 1600 UST is unlike most TVs there are virtually no reflections which some find very annoying.


  • Whole New Living Room Visual Revolution
  • 100” Ambient Light Reflection screen
  • Ultra Short Throw Projection with TR0.23
  • 1080p Full HD content via Ricoh Lenses
  • Wide compatibility by various HD ports

Example of a similar "Daylight Screen
Projection System‎ DLP ‎
Native Resolution‎ 1080p(1920*1080)‎
Brightness (ANSI Lumens)‎ 3300AL ‎
Contrast Ratio‎ 13,000:1 ‎
Display Color‎ 1.07 Billion Colors‎
Lens‎ F=2.4, f=3.35 mm ‎
Aspect Ratio‎ Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)‎
Throw Ratio‎ 0.23‎
Image Size (Diagonal)‎ 86"-140" ‎
Zoom Ratio‎ Fix‎
Lamp Type‎ 240W‎
Lamp Mode (Normal/Eco/SmartEco)*‎ 3000/4000/6000 hours‎
Keystone Adjustment‎ 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees ‎
Projection Offset**‎ 138%±5%‎
Resolution Support‎ VGA(640 x 480) to UXGA(1600 x 1200) ‎
Horizontal Frequency‎ 15~102KHz‎
Vertical Scan Rate‎ 23~120Hz‎
HDTV Compatibility‎ 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p‎
Video Compatibility‎ NTSC, PAL, SECAM‎
Interface‎ Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x2(Shared with component)
Monitor out (D-sub 15pin) No
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1
S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin) No
HDMI x 2(shared with MHLx1)
Audio in (Mini Jack) x2
Audio out (Mini Jack) x1
Audio L/R x1
Speaker 10Wx2
USB (Type mini B) x1
RS232 (DB-9pin) x1
IR Receiver x1(Front)‎
Weight‎ 6.2KG(w/o wall mount)‎
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)‎ 385*152*429 mm ‎
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode)‎ 35/29 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)‎
Power Supply‎ AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz ‎
Power Consumption‎ typical 400W ‎
On-Screen Display Languages‎ Arabic/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)‎
Accessories (Standard)‎ Remote Control w/ Battery RCS011
Power Cord (by region) 2.9M
User Manual CD *1
Quick Start Guide *1
Warranty Card (by region) *1‎
Accessories (Optional)‎ 3D Glasses DGD5‎
*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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