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Benq SP870 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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BenQ SP870 5000 Lumen XGA DLP Projector Quick Review
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Benq multimedia projectors have an average rating of 86 out of 100, which is in the top 27% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Three Component Video in Ports

Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the SP870 only have between one and two component video in ports, however the Benq SP870 has three component video in ports.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq SP870 has more built-in speakers than most of the similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the SP870. This Benq multimedia projector is a two built-in speaker data projector compared to most of the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one built-in speaker.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W. The Benq SP870 has a quite big lamp power (360 Watts) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SP870.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq SP870 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Benq SP870 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the Benq SP870 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 3,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The service life of lamp in economic mode of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the SP870 range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,200h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp service lives range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,300h. The Benq SP870 has a quite short lamp service life (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Benq SP870 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most data projectors of a similar age and type to the SP870 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq SP870 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 33 decibels, the Benq SP870 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the SP870. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 26dB and the loudest is 37dB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq SP870

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SP870 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the SP870.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Sony VPL-FH36[plb_1477017_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the Benq SP870 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $127.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $127.42
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0.81T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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