If this item fails to meet your expectations we will accept it back a full refund within the first 30 days. The 5-Watt speaker is adequate, but of course is no substitute for quality sound. So there are a few options for setting brightness to where it is optimum for your particular set up. Zoom and focus are the only controls and they move with firm precision and quality. The innovative new 4K color wheel delivers stunning color performance, achieving 92% of Rec.
The menus are all very intuitive and easy to navigate as well. Economic Mode further extends projector lamp life up to 10,000 hours, minimizing lamp replacements and maintenance for an overall lower cost of ownership. The short story is that the BenQ does deliver 4K resolution onscreen, despite not having all of the physical pixels of 4K on its chip. We put it to the test to find out. The is one of several new 4K projectors to hit the market in the last few months that is built around the latest 0.
This is a good output level for light-controlled rooms and it provides consistent luminance with accurate color saturation tracking. Decent speakers and smart projector placement can help cut out that noise too. Read on to see what we thought of this small but powerful projector. Putting aside the BenQ's 50,000:1 spec for dynamic contrast ratio, the peak native contrast I measured sequentially meaning, full screen on for peak brightness, full screen off for black level with no dynamic contrast circuitry engaged was only 900:1. Some clipping is evident in red and magenta as the 80 and 100% saturations measure the same.
Of course, in all fairness to the projector, most of the testing was done from around 11 feet away in a largely dark room — and in that environment, the projector is a stunner. Normal — 1026 lumens, contrast ratio 391. Average picture levels for films hover in the low teens, which is why having a higher sequential contrast delivers such a staggering effect in visual performance. You may want to adjust things like keystone, zoom, and focus, but doing so is very easy given the relatively simple remote. Lamp life is decent and as usual you can adjust the settings to dim the image and extend the number of hours up to 15,000, according to BenQ before you have to replace it. And it has keystone adjustment, a feature that is missing on several of its competitors.
The 4K projector phenomenon is turning out to be quite a fascinating slugfest. The default color temp is Cool and the chart bears that out. Speakers built-in projector,no need connect with any extra speakers. Once fine-tuned, the colors, in general, appear accurate. Be sure to visit for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. In Vivid and Cinema modes, with Brilliant Color set to On, color brightness measured about 81% of white. This is also designed to be portable to and from your home and outdoor living area.
Technically, we measured a loss of 1. The key advantage here is no expensive lamp replacement, and none of the usual lamp aging that requires periodic recalibration. Exclusive Super Color technology offers a wide color gamut for beautiful image production in nearly any environment, while Sonic Mode sound enhancement technology powers a 10W speaker for incredibly clear and audible sound. It delivers excellent quality and performance at prices below those of many flat panel televisions. If you are looking for the overall best outdoor projector, you have found it.
Changing it to Normal makes a huge improvement. And since the brain's perception of color is infinitely forgiving of modest color inaccuracies, the picture can look perfectly well balanced and normal. However in most cases this will require a downward tilt of the projector in order to hit the screen. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a great 3D presentation with lots of visceral textures and good use of depth without a lot of excessive effects. The higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture quality. Its compact size gives greater installation flexibility in any room size.
At this point, I will switch to Normal mode before making changes. The remote is compact but has just about everything one could need. Less expensive examples are making do with pixel shift in order to compete. Optics are all-glass and of extremely high quality. It will need some tweaking and there are plenty of settings to do this. Unless there is some reason not to, I will continue to convert these back to what manufacturers actually use for projectors whenever I see them.
While this may be helpful for some users, I can't see myself using something that alters the picture spontaneously during gaming. This is fine for most casual gaming, but serious or professional gamers will probably want a faster unit. Are you able to do a long term review of these units or is that not worth it for projectors? This is particularly handy for backyard movies or other portable applications where you'd want sound on board. Manufacturing tolerances are evidently quite tight with this light engine design, and we would not be surprised if focus issues may be found to vary from unit to unit. Aside from the 2:2 test which almost no display can pass, there are no issues here.