The Benq W8000 is not the benchmark for sleek projectors by a long shot. There are no curved edges, No rounded corners or any exaggerated lens barrel holdings. This projector is as blockish as blockish can get. The build quality however, is stellar and you will feel it the moment you hold the device or handle it. holding it is going to be a bit of a hassle thanks to its 9kg weight but I believe once installed, there will not be much of a requirement to change its position.
When it comes to properly aligning the image on screening or any other adjustments, the W8000 offers a lot to its users. You can choose from a range of different lens options with varying throw-distance characteristics. Your chosen lens slots easily yet firmly into the projector’s front edge. Once the lens have been fit, the on screen menus of the W8000 offer all possible options that you would expect including white balance and colour management, alongside a wide range of gamma presets.
Coming to the features of the W8000, we have the following – two HDMIs, a 12V trigger output, a D-SUB PC input, a component video input, an RS232 port to aid integration into a home control network, a 12V trigger port for potentially driving an external motorised screen, and a 3D Sync output. The 3D sync output port provides for 3D output reaffirming the support for 3D by the W8000. The W8000’s single-chip DLP projection engine promises a maximum light output of 2,000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 50,000:1. On paper and even practically, these numbers are excellent for a mid range projector device.