For some people, building a big home theater isn’t an option because they’re in a condo or an apartment, but that doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice the experience of having a big screen projector, if that’s your bag. BenQ has released a line of affordable projectors, the W1100 and W1200, designed to address this very issue. Featuring a generous 1.4-2.1 throw ratio, these babies can paint over 100 inches worth of image from 10 feet away to really bring that cinema feel home to your tiny abode.
[blockquote]Convenient, affordable, and easy to set up, the W1100 features full HD 1080p resolution and a high-quality, twelve-lens optical system to produce sharp picture quality. Providing an extraordinary A/V experience for MDU residents, the projector offers an enhanced brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, 4500:1 contrast ratio, and full 10-bit color processor. The result is astounding precision, rendering every color, shadow, and shape in amazing detail. The W1100’s color management system provides superbly balanced hue; adjusted to the users preferred contrast, brightness, color temperature, gamma, and white balance levels.[/blockquote]
Those who step up to the W1200 will enjoy improved contrast ratio to 5000:1 and an enhanced color wheel that reaches 85% of the NTSC gamut. In addition, the 1200 adds interpolation smoothing technology akin to the “MotionFlow” feature found in flat panels, that when used properly can smooth out the judder found in cinema,and when cranked to 11 turns any feature film into a soap opera. A pair of 10w speakers, the same variety found in most LCD TVs, make sure that when the neighbors start banging on your door to turn it down that you’re not stuck reading the closed captions.
Coming in at $1499 and $1999 respectively, these projectors are within most people’s budget that are looking at 50+ inch televisions, so why not step it up and go really big? Even after factoring in a screen, what’s another couple hundred dollars to double your coverage? It’s way less than the chiropractor after hauling that 60″ up 14 flights of stairs.
To see how crazy you can get, give the handy calculator a whirl: [BenQ ProjectionCalculator]