BenQ W1080ST: The First Short Throw Home Theater Projector

Drum roll please. Ladies and gentleman, let us introduce you to the BenQ W1080ST, the first short throw projector for home theater.

This is a big deal. Before the BenQ W1080ST, you had to place your home theater projector about eight feet away from the screen to get a 65-inch image. The BenQ W1080ST packs the same big image punch from a mere 36 inches away from the screen. A 300-inch image can be obtained by placing the BenQ 15 feet away from the screen, about half the distance of other projectors.

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Did we also mention it outputs in stunning HD 3D, includes built-in speakers and features plug-and-play technology?

This is the perfect projector for people who thought their living rooms were too small to accommodate a full-blown home theater.

It’s also great for sports bars and boardrooms. No more worrying about shadows on the screen or projector blindness.

The W1080ST’s picture is bright, high contrast and features spot-on color reproduction. At a mere six pounds, it’s light enough to move from room to room and house to house. It’s also great for outdoor theater.

The BenQ W1080ST features an impressive 24ms (1.5 frames) of input lag using a 1080p signal over HDMI, making it fast enough for most gamers.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out this product review from Ready for Football Season in Austin, Texas:

Talk about wow factor! I was on the fence for months reviewing the latest 60″ and 70″ TVs but I didn’t pull the trigger. I came across this projector while doing research for a short throw setup and I’m amazed. For less than a TV alone I now have a clear 102″ 1080p image projected. The menu is easy to use and out of the box required very little tweaking to invert the image since I have it mounted. The picture quality is bright even with a ceiling fan light on and stunning when the lights are off. This BenQ projector is great for sports, movies, and gaming (Xbox 360).

Our friends at Projector Central were equally impressed.

The W1080ST is a great projector for home theater or home video on a budget, but its low input lag and short throw lens also make it a good option for video games…the W1080ST allows you to sit closer to the screen without getting in the way of the projected image. This is especially helpful when using a motion-sensitive system like the Kinect or Wii, where body motions are part of the game’s input. A short-throw lens makes the W1080ST behave more like a television or computer monitor and removes some of the projector-specific setup concerns that gamers often run into.


The best news? The BenQ W1080ST is an uber-affordable 1080p 3D HD projector. Check it out now »