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Benq W1300 Projector

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Enjoy 1080p Full-HD image projection up to 300 in the comfort of your living room with the W1300 Home Entertainment Projector. You ll be captivated by brilliant image performance featuring a... More
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26 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts in projectors rave about this projector and have given it six awards.

This Benq multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by Avforums.com who wrote that this Benq data projector was good.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this multimedia projector a "5 Star" award and Lydogbilde.no gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this multimedia projector was good. This data projector received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and hifitest.de this data projector has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 173 owner reviews the average owner rating of this data projector is 88 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Benq W1300 reviewers who reviewed this projector thought it had a good 3D picture quality. This year 99point99 wrote “3D is my favourite” in their review. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The BenQ has 3D” in their review. Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote in the same month “It is a short throw DLP Projector offering full 1080P High Definition images, 3D and really good colour performance” in his review.

Good High Def TV

A few Benq W1300 owners said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer said in their review “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” . Amazon Customer also said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. A few weeks ago Mr R Galypchak scored this projector very highly and he mentioned “The picture is sharp, vivid and just as good as watching your HD telly”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Benq W1300 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it had good picture quality. Cwar mentioned on Amazon “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema”. In November Jimbob81 said “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen” in their review and rated it as very good. Also in November Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

Some customers who reviewed the Benq W1300 considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer gave the Benq W1300 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid” in their review of this projector. Raj wrote on Amazon “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box” in their Benq W1300 review and rated the Benq W1300 5 stars.

One Benq W1300 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. River__s wrote in their review of this projector “More for movies and special series, Game of Thrones springs to mind! Saying that watched Top Gear” .

One Benq W1300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had image ghosting. Two years ago Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote “It was a bit less impressive with some ghosting”. One Benq W1300 owner who bought it thought it was good for watching standard definition TV.

One Benq W1300 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards” and rated this projector as very good.

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Easy to Use

Several Benq W1300 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago 99point99 scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. This month John C wrote on Amazon “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” in his review of this projector and gave the Benq W1300 a score of 5 stars. John C also wrote “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

A number of Benq W1300 owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to setup. Mr T H Mcsorley scored the product very highly and he said in his review of this projector on Amazon in November last year “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies”. Toby.n rated this projector as excellent and wrote in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using”. Vishal Bhadauria wrote “It got amazing picture quality, sound quality, easy to setup and what else you need”.

Several Benq W1300 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Last year John Court wrote on Amazon “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use”. In November last year Master Oz wrote “I recommend these settings”. Raj said on Amazon last year “The menu was easy to understand”.

One person concluded that the Benq W1300 was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan said in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon two years ago “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” and gave the Benq W1300 a rating of 4 stars.

One Benq W1300 reviewer thought this projector had a good experience. In November Mr R Galypchak wrote “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” in his review of this projector.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1300 was quiet. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma”. Mr R Galypchak wrote in his review of the Benq W1300 a few weeks ago “When the room is totally silent” . Mr R Galypchak also wrote “When watching a film (provide you also get a decent surround sound system) you won't hear a thing unless the film goes totally silent”.

Several Benq W1300 reviewers said that this projector was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).”. Largehosier scored it very highly and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Fan is loud”. In November Mr R Galypchak said on Amazon “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” in his Benq W1300 review and rated the Benq W1300 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. A few weeks ago 99point99 rated the product as excellent and mentioned in their review “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality”. Amanda Coates rated this projector as very good and she mentioned in her review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture”. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned “Others, have been amazed by the quality and easy set up” in their review of this projector.

Good Sound Quality

Eleven Benq W1300 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. David Hudson wrote “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound”. In November last year John Court mentioned “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control” in his review and scored this projector very highly. In the same month M. Shakeel said in their review “You can use speakers so it's ok I guess”.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Keith W. said in his Benq W1300 review this year “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays” but despite that he only gave this projector a score of 20 out of 100. Paul D. Saunders wrote on Amazon “Apart from that pretty good” but in spite of that he only rated the Benq W1300 60 out of 100.

Robust

A few Benq W1300 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was reliable. In November Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” in their review of the Benq W1300. Giles Triffitt mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon “Very reliable” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Russ mentioned in his review on Amazon “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

One Benq W1300 reviewer reckoned that it was well made. Saad gave the Benq W1300 a rating of 5 stars and wrote last year “Built in speaker sound is good enough”.

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Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

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Good Remote Control

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good remote control. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this projector on expert review site Digital Versus three years ago “The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C wrote “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port” in his review of this projector.

Good Standard Def Image

One Benq W1300 owner wrote that this projector was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 said “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens” in their Benq W1300 review.

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that it had good features.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W1300 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1300 do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq W1300 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec which do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper data projectors such as the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W1300, the Benq W1300 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think cheaper projectors such as the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W1300 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The resolution of all projectors that came out around the same time as the W1300 ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Data projectors of this age and type graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq W1300 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of data projectors of this spec and age range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] (31dB and cheaper).

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Two HDMI Ports

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq W1300 which has two HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two audio in ports, including the Benq W1300 which has two audio in ports.

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Quite High Number of Colours

Comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M. With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Benq W1300 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Benq W1300 owner who purchased it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Vivek Iyer said on Amazon last year “Sleep-ordering the 4k Samsung 8500 which I can't help coveting though I know upscaling is gonna get a lot better by this year's Black Friday”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq W1300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1300 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1300. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W1300 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Only Supports Two Video Colour Modes

The Benq W1300 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W1300. The video colour mode "Cinema" is also supported by this data projector.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Benq W1300 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the W1300 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The Benq W1300 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,500 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W1300 have lamp service lives of between 500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,300h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,100h. The Benq W1300 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W1300 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq W1300 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq W1300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
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Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
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Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
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Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
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Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
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6 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(12)
3 March 2014

The BenQ W1300 is a 1080p single-chip DLP projector specifically designed for home entertainment. If you want it all (big-screen movies, super-sized sports and gargantuan gaming) it'll deliver... Read more…

19 February 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ make a surprisingly large number of home entertainment projectors but, if we're being honest, it's sometimes difficult to tell one from another. The manufacturer appears to use two main... Read more…

30 December 2013

The BenQ W1300 is a great update of the W1070, improving image quality with more accurate colour fidelity. The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition....

Digital Versus

11 December 2013

We like the BenQ W1300 a lot ? especially for the way it delivers optical vertical image shifting and free 3D glasses despite costing less than £900, and for the bold, bright, colourful nature of...

1 July 2014

BenQ est devenu un acteur majeur sur le marché de la vidéoprojection en proposant des modèles aux performances solides et à prix raisonnable. Souvent bien réglée en usine et donc accessible... Read more…

Impressive greyscale after calibration
Excellent motion handling
Decent video processing
Great 3D performance
Sharp and detailed picture
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans and colour wheel are noisy
No horizontal lensshift
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User Reviews

(130)
Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.92
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178650, benq p178650p, benq 9hj9m7727, benq 9hj9m7727e
Barcodes 04718755046216, 04718755046803
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