BAG IT OR JUNK IT?
Benq’s W710ST projector projects visuals of up to 63 inches size from a short distance of just one metre. This feature makes it a must-have for those who wish to set up a personal theatre at home but lack the space that a normal projector requires. What is more, its white and gray colours blend with most home interiors.the regular projection area varies between 33 inch and 300 inch diagonally. Whatever the size, the image was bright and clear. Zoom level and focus can be adjusted using the two rings at the front. Physical keys on the top make for convenient navigation. The lamplife of 4,000-6,000 hours are adequate, but our concern was the average sound output from the 10W speaker. The connectivity ports at the back of the machine include Composite Video in, S-video in, Component Video in, Audio in, Audio L/R in, Audio out, HDMI (x2), Mini USB and RS232. Considering the price, the company could have included a USB port as well. At 720P native resolution, it isn’t a Full HD projector. However, the company claims it is 3D ready. We could not test this feature as the 3D glasses are sold separately. A 5-ft image from just a metre away—good for the home.