This WXGA projector is great if you are content with (native) 720p HD for movies etc. (with hardly visible black bands above & below the image due to native 16:10 aspect ratio but fully adjustable) It has all the adjustments you require to tweek the image if you feel the need. Having said that, I'm using this straight out of the box via HDMI for viewing movies on the 'cinema' setting which is fine with no noticable rainbow effect. When it comes to 3D, the bigger the image the better the stereoscopic effect so when compared to a comparably sized 3D TV, price wise, its a no brainer, especially when you consider that you can project your image up to 300 inches if you have the space!. The 3D is very effective (obviously you need 3D dlp active shutter glasses, sainsonic 144hz work fine) but you do need minimum/no ambient light for best results. xbox360 3D games are bizarre on a 100 inch screen - its like you are there in person. 720p SBS movies from your pc are ok too. The only thing is, as with most projectors, the built in speaker is weak but nobody in their right mind would want to watch a full on action movie in 3D on a 100 inch + screen without making their ears bleed from a surround sound system!
I was looking for good value 3D projector the Benq TW 519 is it I feed it from a Sony blu ray 3Dplayer via its HDMI input. The picture quality is excellent bright good contrast sharp. I like it having manual focus and zoom. This projector works well with Sainsonic zodiac 904 3D glasses. I can say this projector best one at this price.
I had this projector as a Xmas present, and what a great projector!! If your looking to buy a 720p native cinema 3d experience, this is the best you will find by miles!! I couldn't believe that you only need to buy the 3d glasses to view the 3d image, as most of the 720p and lower projectors need the 3d converter! Now down to the image quality! What can I say, it's better than expected, very crisp and clear, and I haven't experienced the rainbow effect so far! The settings for picture image is limited with only brightness and contrast settings, but it's not a big issue as there's a brilliant colour mode. Here it comes!! The only downside is the controller, when your watching in the dark it doesn't light up :-( there I've said it!! That's my only bad point. Now for the sound! It's 2w speaker is crap!! Sorry that's another bad point! But plug a surround sound system in and the bad issue is gone. The surround sound also makes the fan noise very quiet. Two things I forgot to mention,If you are limited to room space then this projector is ideal for you, and if your thinking of projecting onto white wallpaper like I have! You can have the pattern raised! But not to much As you will see it on lighter scenes. Overall this projector is brilliant!! Worth every penny. :-)