It’s a older than a few models on this list, but the BenQ W1210ST still offers value. Similar to the H116ST, it boasts Full HD picture and that means it comes with a higher price tag.
It’s a single-chip DLP projector with a short-throw lens, so you can place it close to a wall or screen and still get a huge picture. It’s also delivers excellent image quality, while its low-lag input is great for gaming sessions.
Gaming is where the W1210ST shines. This projector’s low input lag is fantastic; there was no sign of the “running through treacle” effect some projectors suffer.
Blu-rays look great, too, with excellent contrast and vibrant and realistic colours. In fact, it’s fair to say that films look superior on this projector when compared against many competing low-cost models. The picture can on occasion suffer from the rainbow effect, but it isn’t too pronounced.
If you want a flexible and affordable projector that’s a good all-rounder, but particularly for games, the W1210ST is the model for you.
An affordable projector for gamers and film fans
- Superbly low input lag
- Good contrast and colour
- Strong movie performance
- Slight noise in dark movie scenes
- Minor DLP rainbowing