Projectors

BenQ CH100 review

BenQ CH100 - Portable Video Projector with DLP TechnologyFull HD projectors are not restricted to revealing video, however, have made inroads into the business world also. Like other 1080p information projectors, the BenQ CH100 ($ 999) succeeds in showing sharp text and information in graphics. Its reasonably low brightness for a 1080p information projector makes it finest for usage in a little, dark area. You can utilize the CH100 for video along with informal discussions; however, mostly due to the frequency of rainbow artifacts, you will likely wish to restrict its usage too much shorter clips.

Features:

  • HIGH RESOLUTION: Native Full HD 1080p resolution and Graphic (sRGB) Mode for presenting accurate web graphics and colorful designs for presentations with promotional or illustrative videos
  • SHORT THROW OFFICE PROJECTOR: Project up to 81 inches from just 2 meters away; ideal for small and large spaces. Connecting is easy with HDMI x3, USB, VGA
  • TRAVEL PROJECTOR: Slim and lightweight enough to carry in one hand; as compact as a 13″ laptop
  • LONG LASTING PROJECTOR: Guaranteed light source life of 20,000 hours without lamp replacement
  • RELIABLE BRAND: BenQ is the #1 best-selling DLP projector brand worldwide with one year warranty for parts and labor

The BenQ CH100 is a DLP-based projector with an LED light and 1080p native resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels). Its ranked brightness of 1,000 lumens is low amongst compared to other 1080p information projectors we have taken a look at. (The InFocus IN1118HD has a 2,400-lumen score, while the BenQ MH630 ranked at 3,000 lumens, and the Editors’ Choice Optoma EH341 at 3,500 lumens.) LED projectors such as the CH100 are restricted to lower brightness than conventional lamp-based projectors. There is an upside, though; the CH100’s LED source of light is ranked to last as much as 20,000 hours in regular mode, and 30,000 hours in eco mode, so it must efficiently last the lifetime of the projector.

Ports and Connectivity

Its ports are all situated on the back of the projector. A VGA port can be utilized for linking to a computer system or information source (though it likewise supports element video). 2 HDMI ports enable linking to a Blu-ray gamer or other video source, with among them supporting the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) procedure for streaming material from a smart device or tablet. The USB Type A port can charge a gadget such as an optional Wi-Fi dongle, and a USB Type mini-B port can be utilized for firmware upgrades. There are likewise two jacks: audio-in and audio-out.

BenQ CH100 - Portable Video Projector with DLP Technology

Data Image Testing

I checked the CH100 in theater-dark conditions, where it forecasted an image about 75 inches (diagonal) on our test screen with the projector about 6 feet far from the screen. With the intro of ambient light, the image looked faded, though it enhanced when I diminished the image size to around 60 inches.

I ran our information image tests with the CH100 utilizing the DisplayMate suite. It revealed great image quality, with sharp text. Total text quality was normal for information projectors, with black text on white quickly legible to 6 points, and white text on black quickly understandable at sizes to 7.5 points.

Colors were intense, well-saturated without being extremely so, and looked fairly real. (BenQ credits its sRGB graphics mode with offering remarkable color precision.) Color balance, nevertheless, was a little even worse than typical, with light grays often appearing a little red or green; nevertheless, this ought to just be a problem in grayscale images. I did see noticeable rainbow artifacts– little red-green-blue flashes, specifically in light locations versus dark backgrounds– in some images. However, this rainbow impact, which we often see in single-chip DLP projectors, is hardly ever a severe concern in information images and should not be with the CH100.

Video and Audio

In my screening, rainbow artifacts were extremely evident in the video. The impact was more noticeable than typical for a DLP projector, and it’s most likely that individuals even slightly conscious the impact would be sidetracked by these artifacts. They’re noticeable in 3D in addition to 2D material. Otherwise, the video image quality is good. Audio from its two five-watt speakers was quickly loud enough for a little space, though I observed a little distortion at greater volumes.

Conclusion

The BenQ CH100 comes through with exactly what 1080p information projectors do finest: revealing sharp, quickly understandable text. And it succeeds with rendering colors (other than in grayscale backgrounds). It has the long light life that’s common of LED-based projectors. However, its modest brightness makes it finest for usage in little, dark spaces.

Though portable, the CH100 would be more attractive if it were smaller sized and lighter than its lamp-based rivals, however, it’s bigger and much heavier than the InFocus IN1118HD yet significantly fainter. The Optoma EH341, which stays our leading choice as a 1080p information projector, is a little much heavier than the BenQ, however, is much better. That stated, the CH100 is an affordable option for a little meeting room and periodic portable usage.

BenQ CH100 - Portable Video Projector with DLP Technology

BenQ CH100

7.5

Design

8.5/10

Features

7.0/10

Performance

7.0/10

Pros

  • Long-life LED light engine lasts up to 30,000 hours
  • Lamp-free, low maintenance design
  • Compact and portable

Cons

  • Did not meet 1,000-lumen claim (measured 13{0103b92e44c4c6efb3109d341795553ab02499b966d1b66ca3618070f74eb46e} below claim)
  • No backlighting on the remote
  • Low fidelity speakers (typical on business/education projectors)