TAKE PLAYING ON THE BIG SCREEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH BENQ’S NEW GAMING PROJECTOR
When considering one’s gaming setup, projectors won’t instantly spring to mind, but if you’re in the market to expand your home cinema set-up then there’s no harm in getting a projector that stands up well for a bout of Call Of Duty.
The problem manufacturers face is that modern games tend to focus on online play where latency can prevent a level playing field. This is where BenQ is raising the stakes by providing a low-latency viewing experience – there’s no delay on getting visuals up in front of you, so your Overwatch performance isn’t hindered.
It’s a smart piece of kit that sensibly steers away from conventional gaming hardware design. Rather than black plastic and coloured neon LEDs, the excitingly named W1210ST is presented in a smart white/silver styling.
As you’d expect, getting started means you’ll need to position or mount the projector in the usual manner, with front or rear projection and upright or upside down orientations supported to suit your needs. Once turned on it offers up a useful on-screen guide that makes installation hassle-free.
Projection scale ratio is impressive, as the W1210ST will throw up a massive three metre display when placed 2-3 metres from a surface, and BenQ states that it requires a distance of only 1.8m to project a 2.5m (100”) image. It’s bright, but doesn’t sacrifice colour depth; tones are richly saturated. The SmartEco mode automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on the displayed image, resulting in richer blacks and contrast.
With a 60Hz refresh rate and no evident input lag, it all stacks up to fluid 1080p gaming.