• BenQ W1060 Projector Review
  • BenQ W1060 Projector Review

    Author: Matt
    Published: March 6th, 2012 12:58 PM
    Category: Projectors,Reviews
  • prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • next
Page 2 of 3

Picture / Video Quality

For testing, we’ve got our results for hooking up a computer, which in this case is my MacBook Air (via VGA and VGA to Display Port adapter), and also the LG TV in the other room (via HDMI).

Setting up the projector was the simplest task imaginable. You basically hook up the power cables, connect your device to the projector and turn it on. The source auto-detection feature will change the source depending on the port being used.

At first the projection won’t be displayed how you’d like it to be so you can easily adjust this via the focus and zoom wheels, on the projector.

Via the menu or backlit remote control, you can also change the preset picture settings, brightness, contrast or any other projection setting. With the ability to have three user settings, you could have one designed for your laptop, TV and even presentations if you’re going to be using this in the office.

I found that even without changing any of the settings, the projector working instantly and also very well. The 2,000 ANSI lumen lamp managed to display a very clear image in both a darkened room and well-lit room. In situations where the content being shown was very dark, I could still easily make this out in the well-lit room and darkened room.

If you’re going to be using the projector in the dark, you might want to take advantage of the Eco mode featured on the BenQ W1060. This will cut the power of the lamp by a considerable amount, whilst still displaying a very clear image on the wall. In the long run, this will save you money on your electricity bills.

For hooking up my MacBook Air I was using a VGA cable, which worked brilliantly. The picture quality was great and there was a lot of detail in the projection. However, connecting a device via HDMI is definitely where the BenQ W1060 shines and outperforms a whole range of high-end projectors.

The overall quality when the TV was connected via HDMI was extremely impressive with the projection looking like you’ve just bought a giant HD TV. The colours were extremely vibrant in films, and thanks to the noise reduction and detail enhancement features included in the W1060 the picture was simply brilliant.

Audio Quality

Despite the extremely impressive picture quality, there is a downside. We hooked up the two 10w speakers that are built in to the projector and found that the audio quality was at the opposite end of the scale when compared with the picture quality. They appeared to lack bass completely and the treble wasn’t too good either.

It’d be a good idea to purchase some separate speakers or just use your laptop / PC speakers if you’re going to be using this in a situation where you’re presenting something.


  • prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • next
Page 2 of 3

Latest Articles

Latest Competitions

Latest Reviews



Latest Articles

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

If you’re looking to purchase an Apple iPad, there are a few things you need to consider. Are you going to really notice the Retina Display, use the upgraded 5-megapixel camera or use the new 4G connectivity? If you answered no to any of those, then you might want to take a look at this guide on choosing the right iPad.

Read Article » How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

So you’ve just been to a party and woken up with a throbbing hangover to find your iPhone screen is cracked. Familiar story? It’s happened to me, too many times! Fret not though, it’s really easy to replace a cracked iPhone screen and can be done for a just a fiver!

Read Article »

Related Content

Apr 30

Raspberry Pi Review

The Raspberry Pi is a small pc that plugs into your TV and has USB inputs for a keyboard and mouse. The computer itself has 512mb of RAM, and runs a Linux based operating system called Debian.

Read the Story »
Mar 27

Tritton AX 720 Gaming Headset Review

The Tritton AX 720 gaming headset is a 7.1 surround sound headset that features immersive 3D directional audio, separate game and voice controls, as well as deep bass and crisp highs. Based on the description, the Tritton AX 720 should prove to be absolutely brilliant and well worth the £130 price tag. Let’s find out…

Read the Story »
Mar 23

Case Logic Compact Systems Camera Bag Review

If you’ve purchased a relatively expensive camera or one that comes with interchangeable lenses, you’re going to want a camera bag that can protect everything you put inside it. Well, the Case Logic Compact Systems Camera Bag is the perfect choice for those of you with Samsung N Series cameras, Panasonic G Series cameras and also a few others. Let’s take a closer look…

Read the Story »
Mar 20

Nokia Lumia 710 Unboxing and First Look

We’ve got the Nokia Lumia 710 to take a look at today. We’re going to be doing a quick unboxing and having the first look around the Nokia Lumia 710.

Read the Story »