BenQ PB6110 DLP Projector review: BenQ PB6110 DLP Projector

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
  • Service and support: 8.0
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The Good Remarkable combination of brightness and contrast; rich, uniform image; extremely dark blacks; three-year warranty; includes bag.

The Bad Hard-to-adjust focus ring; loud two-fan exhaust; slow to cool down; lacks external volume control; high maintenance cost; remote control buttons are hard to use.

The Bottom Line When brightness and contrast count for everything, BenQ's PB6110 puts it all onscreen at a great price.

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BenQ PB6110

With an unbeatable combination of brightness and contrast, BenQ's PB6110 leaves other projectors wanting and does it at a bargain price. It's also easy to start up, delivers a brilliant image, and comes with a three-year warranty. On the downside, this business projector creates quite a ruckus and takes a while to cool down. Still, it's an impressive piece of presentation technology for $900.

At 4.1 by 10.2 by 8.4 inches the PB6110's size is comparable to other projectors in its class, but its distinctive blue, black, and silver design makes competing InFocus X2 look positively old-fashioned. For the business projector class, the PB6110 is lightweight--only the Hitachi CP-RS55 weighs less--with a travel weight of 7.3 pounds. Based on Texas Instruments' latest 0.55-inch DLP optical engine, the PB6110 has a 1.2X zoom lens and can fill a screen that's anywhere from 20 inches to 20 feet away.

The PB6110 works well with both traditional 4:3 and wide-screen 16:9 input and has a good assortment of connectors, including VGA in and out, audio, and composite and S-Video. Unlike its peers in the budget class, it comes with AC cords for use within the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, in addition to all of the video and audio cables needed to connect to a laptop or a DVD player. The built-in 1-watt speaker is usable but isn't very loud and has poor sound quality, and you'll need to dig into the menu to adjust the volume.

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BenQ PB6110 DLP Projector

Part Number: PB6110 Released: Jun 1, 2004
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun 1, 2004
  • Type DLP projector
  • Native Resolution 800 x 600
  • Weight 6.4 lbs
  • Image Brightness 1500 lumens
  • Image Contrast Ratio 2000:1