Benq w8000 Projector Review

Benq w8000 Projector Review

Projectors have been around for a very long time and with so many players in the market, people are now spoilt for choice when it comes to picking up a projector for their organisations or homes. Benq is a major player in this segment of devices and today we will take a look at one of their offerings to the projector market – The W8000.

The W8000 is a Full HD DLP projector designed specifically for Home Cinema fans. This mid range projector device not only offers the user a choice of lenses, but also features a strong video processing  and also an independent certification of its performance by THX.


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.

Benq have also paid special attention to the remote control of the W8000. The remote is big with spaciously laid out buttons making the overall experience a treat.


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.

There are two sort of branded presets in the form of a Game preset and one preset by THX , but the recommended setting would be to use on of the customised “user” presets as it gives you the best performance of the lot. Other settings include gamma to 2.3 or 2.4, rather than the more typical 2.2 setting, and nudging the brightness down to around 45 or 46 from its default 50 level.