- Outstandingly sharp, detailed 4K photos
- Very good color dealing with proper out of the field
- HDR10+ playback
- Hyperactive ‘Excessive’ dynamic iris setting
- Minor rainbow impact
- Blended bag sensible system
It’s been a number of years because the W2700 was launched, so we have been happy as punch to see its successor arrive within the W2710i, a projector geared toward dwelling cinema lovers that sits throughout the mid-range of the market.
Our reviewer noticed that the W2710i follows the identical residing room-friendly design template BenQ has used for a few years. Its moderately compact measurement permits it to suit comfortably onto virtually any espresso or aspect desk, and its three screw-down toes assist angle the picture accurately onto a display or wall, and we’d advocate proudly owning or getting a display for a projector comparable to this.
The W2710i helps 4K and HDR, although it isn’t essentially native 4K because the projector makes use of some intelligent methods to create the phantasm of ‘correct’ 4K.There are many options to speak about with the W2710i however an important is that BenQ claims it covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color vary and the complete protection of the SDR Rec 709 spectrum.
It may well obtain a brightness of 2200 lumens, which is a rise on the W2700 for barely brighter photographs, and there’s assist for Filmmaker mode to get near viewing content material because it was mastered. There’s additionally a particular port for a BenQ Android TV sensible dongle to stream media with assist for apps comparable to Disney+, Netflix, ITVX, Amazon Prime Video, Now, Apple TV, and Paramount+. Disappointingly, there’s no assist for iPlayer or Channel 4.
We discovered set-up to be a breeze as its optical zoom and optical vertical picture shifting provides the person a good diploma of flexibility when it comes to placement, whereas an efficient auto keystone adjustment helps get the sides of the picture to the place it wants it to be.
The W2710i improves on the efficiency of its predecessor in quite a lot of areas – and in our humble opinion it’s simply among the finest projectors in its class. Photos look extremely sharp and detailed, with good high quality native 4K sources trying completely pristine, full of element and textures no HD picture may offer you. We additionally noticed that its sharpness doesn’t take a success when there’s movement to take care of, the W2710i’s 24p True Cinema choice serving up one of the crucial pure and relaxed trying 24p experiences we’ve seen on any projector.
HDR tone mapping is sweet, having fun with extra vibrancy and quantity than we’ve seen on different equally priced projectors, although we did discover that pores and skin tones can look slightly suntanned with the projector’s out-of-the-box settings.
The sound system developed by BenQ’s inner Trevolo division is likely one of the higher ones we’ve come throughout. It’s well-rounded, much less harsh and tasks audio away from its physique effectively. In case you’re sitting behind the projector, we seen that it does really feel as if it comes from the display.
BenQ is launching one other projector within the TK860i that shares related specs with the W2710I however is designed for extra informal customers. Look out for that evaluation quickly.
Reviewer: John Archer
Full Evaluate: BenQ W2710i