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My first projector Benq W100


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This is also my first post on the forum and therefore hello and a big Thankyou, to everyone who make this a helpful and interesting site. So I finally bought the Benq W100 and it is fantastic, I am only really interested in using it for DVD’s and these are viewed using a s-video connection (only option I have at the moment) I may try Sky TV via scart to component (is this my best choice?) in the future. I did buy this projector without a demonstration and I do experience some rainbow effect but I can live with it and besides the longer I am watching the less noticeable it becomes. I know I have nothing to compare the W100 to but I think I am quite a fussy viewer and the colours flesh tones and infamous blacks are to me very impressive.


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It's funny. When I got my first DLP machine I noticed rainbows but stopped seeing them after a month or two. Your brain manages to stop seeing 'em.

Yep. A W100 is a cracking entry into home cinema. If you can. Pick up a cheap Toshiba progressive scan dvd player and you'll notice a huge improvement in picture quality. It would be well worth it.


Hi CyberHeater,

Just looked at your answer to the question. When you say to buy a progressive scan dvd player, do you mean that an improvement in picture quality will result even if it is still connected just via s-video? Can you recommend any particular dvd-player? I also have a BenQ W100 and was looking at getting a dvd player with a component video output or should I be going for one with a DVI output?

Also, how long can the cables be before the signal degrades?

Sorry for all the questions, this is my first post but I have, at least, gained some valuable knowledge from this forum.

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