AT A GLANCE
Bright, punchy picture
High vertical offset with limited lens shift
You wouldn’t expect the type of performance this BenQ delivers for the price, but it will impress even a fussy videophile and blow away
Flat-screen 1080p HDTVs have been dropping in price. Nonetheless, short of a blowout sale, a really big-screen set—say, 70 inches diagonal or larger, even in plain old 1080p, will probably set you back a minimum of $1,500. Compared with prices even two years ago, that’s cheap, but for most buyers it’s still significant cash.
What if you discovered that for less money you could get a picture that’s three or more times the size (by area) of that 70-inch flat-screen set? How does $1,200 sound?