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W3000 1080p Rec. 709 Wireless Home Cinema Projector Review

A lot of projector for the money 

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The new BenQ W3000 Home Cinema Projector with 100% Rec. 709 colour.
Rec. 709 is the international HDTV standard 709 to guarantee accurate replica of cinematic colour as the director intended.  

The New BenQ W3000 fills the gap between the Epson TW5300 (entry level) and TW6700 which is still no replacement for the TW8200 so now you have to step up to the TW8300. We can make a great case as to why it's a a much better buy for the BenQ W3000 especially considering included Rec. 709 class.
W3000 Review

BenQ W3000 Projector

It's faster 

New 6X RGBRGB colour wheel as with all new 2016 models has a precision-tuned coating and colour segments.  The above image is simulated, nothing works with sunlight shining on it. 

There is enough ANSI lumens power to use the W3000 with the lights turned on, you can move it around from room to room easily. The W3000 is very good value for money especially now as Epson thought they had the market to themselves. (Hence prices rise) 

BenQ are now fighting back for market share, the W3000's baby brother W2000 winning projector of the year is a case in point.


  • Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for Finest Cinematic Colour 
  • Vertical Lens Shift for Extra Installation Freedom 
  • Side Projection with 2D Keystone 
  • Two Enhanced Chamber Speakers (20 Watts) with Audio Enhancer 
  • Ultra-Modern Design
  • Low Acoustic Noise of 29dBA (Eco mode)
  • Wireless video transmission (option)
  • Pure glass lens elements
  • ISFccc®Certification Professionally Calibrated
  • 100” screen from 2.5 Meters, 1.6:1 X Zoom
  • Wall Colour Correction

Politically correct colours

ISF certified BenQ Projector

Displays that conform to Rec. 709 can reproduce colours correctly in all images through an entire movie.  While most projector manufacturers choose a saturated colour tone bias to increase colourfulness, resulting in colour accuracy loss, the W3000 achieves the Rec.709 colour standard.  The process of building a projector includes many variables such as lenses, lamps and colour wheel coating.  During the production Line Quality Control all Three colour adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit.

By combining pioneering BenQ innovations such as interchangeable six-segment colour wheels with DLP BrilliantColor™ Technology, BenQ projectors accurately reproduce hard-to-match colours such as skin tones and precisely render Rec.709 and sRGB standards. 

Position it (almost) anywhere

Lens shift +/- 10% vertical with a short-throw means you get a 100 inch image from 2.5 to 3.3m. Zoom range of 1.6:1 makes installation of the W1110 very flexible.

BenQ W3000 Projector
Wireless & HDMI

Stream uncompressed 1080p content, even in 3D with a wireless range up to 100 ft.
BenQ W3000 Projector

*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. 

Long Life

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 

theatres. With DLP dominating the worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ is today the #1 best-selling DLP projector brand, delivering unmatched world-class performance. 

As with all DLP projectors BenQ claim this model has a Long Lasting Picture Quality. 
The 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 note that lamp output will fall off over time but once you change the lamp it's all good again.

BenQ Projector
BenQ Projector
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 build-up and heat damage, BenQ projectors shine year after year and look as good as new with a simple lamp change. 

Specifications - Subject to change without notice

Projection System DLP
Native Resolution 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 2000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F = 2.42 - 3.05, f = 17.22 - 27.37 mm
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.15 - 1.86 (100" @ 2.5m)
Clear Image Size / Maximum Image Size 36"~196" / 300"
Zoom Ratio 1.6:1
Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco)* 2000 / 3500 / 4000 hours
Keystone Adjustment Auto Vertical & Manual Horizontal ± 30 degrees
Projection Offset 115% ± 2.5%
Lens Shift Vertical: +12.5% / Horizontal: -2.5% - 2.5%
Resolution Support VGA(640 x 480) to WUXGA_RB (1920 x 1200) *RB = Reduced Blanking
Horizontal Frequency 15 - 102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23 - 120Hz
Lamp Wattage 260W
Interface PC (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 Segment 6-Segment (RGBRGB)
Color Wheel Speed 6x (50Hz), 4x (60Hz)
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV
3D Support and Compatibility Frame 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 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)
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 Notice Lamp 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 Supply AC100 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz
Weight 4.2 kg (9.26lbs)

HCC Summary

The BenQ W3000 like the other models in the range W1110, W2000 & W8000  (now also full 4k W11000/W12000) offer a lot of performance and features for the price. They don't fudge their specifications either so what you buy is what you get.

With installation flexibility and fast image processing then check out the overall value being offered by BenQ and you should be impressed.

If you're not completely happy you can swap it as per our guarantee.

We're that confident BenQ are on a winner with their new 2017 range including the W3000 projector.
..With 3 Year BenQ AU Warranty included ($79 value)..