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Benq W703D
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Benq W703D Projector

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10000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 31dB Dec 2012
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One Industry Award

This Benq projector was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who said that this projector was good.

Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,080 expert and user reviews, Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Dynamite Refluxx wrote in their review of the Benq W703D on Amazon “Other settings including the projection angle are very convenient to set up and the projector comes a lens protector”.

One person who reviewed the Benq W703D reckoned that it was easy to use.

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Good Picture Quality

One Benq W703D reviewer thought the product had a flickering image. Dynamite Refluxx mentioned in their review of the Benq W703D on Amazon “For some reason the image is flickering and hence I cant use it in that mode (any suggestions?” and rated the product 4 stars.

One person who bought the Benq W703D considered that it had a good contrast ratio.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers considered that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site said four years ago “1 contrast ratio and even built-in 3D playback, this remark” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Benq W703D owner who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Dynamite Refluxx rated the Benq W703D 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector “The projector is really quiet and you get a carrier bag for free”.

Nice Design

One Benq W703D reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Four years ago Ash said on Amazon “Id have to turn off the 3d to bring the picture back ! Ok now i was pretty upset!” but they scored it 20 out of 100. One person thought it was a good design. Expert Reviews wrote three years ago “Cute design”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support 3D image projection, the Benq W703D supports 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer X1111, the Vivitek H1180HD ($799.00), or the Panasonic PT-DZ21.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the W703D, the Benq W703D has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Acer X1311, the Epson PowerLite 1222 ($695.00), or the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W703D is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). 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 Benq data projector). Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the W703D the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Benq W703D has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W703D. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the W703D the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 31dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq W710ST ($899.75) which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq W703D is a two HDMI port projector.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 68 out of 100.

Poor High Def TV

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Expert Reviews rated the product 2 stars and mentioned in their Benq W703D review “No Full HD”. Expert website mentioned “It's HD performance is remarkable for a sub-£500 projector, despite the fact that it doesn't do 1080p Full HD and it's easy to setup”.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq W703D does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W703D also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Acer X1311, the Panasonic PT-DZ13, or the Epson 1975W ($1,915.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the W703D do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq W703D is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the PowerLite 1222 ($695.00), or the EB-X03 both from Epson or the Benq W1500 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W703D range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W703D has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W703D.

If this Benq data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer S1370 (2,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Infocus IN8606HD (2,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Epson PowerLite X17 (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W703D have lamp power of between 15W and 840W. The Benq W703D has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W703D

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

WXGA (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W703D has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
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Built-In Speaker
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Built-In Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
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Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

7 May 2013

It?s very cheap, but its 3D support and overall image quality are lacklustre...

HD performance
Ease of use
Incredibly cheap for what it offers
No Full HD
No 3D glasses as standard
3D performance
Light leakage
3D images lack contrast
26 March 2013

Enjoying the full-on cinema experience at home isn't as expensive as it used to be - and that's due in part to products like this: the BenQ new W703D DLP projector. Capable of splashing 720p HD... Read more…

26 March 2013

There's a lot to love about the BenQ W703D. it's HD performance is remarkable for a sub-£500 projector, despite the fact that it doesn't do 1080p Full HD and it's easy to setup and use - making...

9 November 2012

The BenQ W703D has come out of nowhere to become one of our favourite AV products of the year. It completely rewrites the budget projector rulebook, delivering some genuine AV picture thrills - in...

Trusted Reviews

3 April 2012

Avec le W703D, BenQ réalise de nouveau un bon produit. Payer moins de 600 ? pour un projecteur HD, compatible 3D et offrant une connectique complète, est plutot une bonne affaire. D?autant que...

User Reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2013 by Dynamite Refluxx
(Verified Purchase)

I am very happy with the projector so far, very bright, good picture and really easy to configure. Just recently I saw my mates projector which is an LCD 800x600 epson, I really have to say this... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2012 by ASH
(Verified Purchase)

Where shall i start? well first thing i noticed is that it had a 2 pin power cable...HELLO?? we are in the uk ! ok so i managed to scrounge a cable out of some hole and powered the projector... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.18
Electricity cost when on standby $5.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.90
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq w703, benq w703d, benq 9hj667727, benq 9hj667727e
Barcodes 04718755033674, 04718755044687