BenQ PB6100 + HTPC = WOW

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by cyberheater, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. cyberheater

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    Apr 3, 2003
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    I've been running my BenQ PB6100 from my Tosh progressive and I thought the picture was an upgrade from my AE200 but I wasn't exactly bowled over.

    Last night. I decided to hook up my Laptop (built in radeon card) running at the BenQ's native resolution (800 x 600) and I slapped in Lord of the Rings DVD using PowerDVD.

    WOW :clap: :clap: :clap:

    It looked amazing.

    The blacks are a lovely deep black. The whites are brilliant. The colours look very natural and beautifully saturated. In a word. Wonderful.

    I've been waiting a long time for a PJ that can do that kind of quality and i'm really impressed. I can't believe a 630 quid (brand new) PJ can look as good as this.

    It's actually better then the cinema.

    I'm now going to build a dedicated home theater PC to drive my lovely new PJ and also build a hush box for it 'cause it's a bit loud.

    I'm a happy man. :smashin:

    Also, and here's the strange bit.

    I've normally been using my Da- Lite projector screen which was a 1.3 gain.

    For the above test I used my old Ikea pull down blind which is probably 0.8/0.9 gain screen and the image was a lot better. The blacks were significantly deeper.

    The BenQ is quite a bright projector and obviously a 1.3 gain screen was too much for it.

    I'm thinking of trying a grey screen which I reckon will give my blacks in the CRT levels but still give me plenty brightness.

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