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Benq GP30 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $24.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Running costs are very low
Good interface
6 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including chip.com.tr and hifitest.de the average expert rating of this data projector is 82 out of 100.

Good Brand

We checked 1,989 expert and owner reviews (including 163 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Interface

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. Bhphotovideo.com said “We purchased two PCs; One was needed interface with our lighting hardware in church (where a noisy fan would be noticed” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100.


Audio

Quiet

One person wrote that this projector was quiet. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Both units run quietly and effic” in their Benq GP30 review. One owner reckoned that this projector was noisy.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq GP30 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support Wi-Fi.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq GP30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the W1400, or the MH680 both from Benq or the Acer K335 ($736.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports Five Video Formats Supported

The Benq GP30 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors of this spec and age. This multimedia projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats supported "DAT", "MPEG", "MPEG1" and "XVID" are also supported by this projector.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 900 ANSI lumens, the Benq GP30 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the 98H ($539.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the PowerLite W29 ($572.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the NEC NP-L102 (1,000 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GP30 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq GP30 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq GP30 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 36dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq GP10.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-TW340 (37dB), or the Epson PowerLite 99W ($688.88) (37dB).

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector that we have checked, the Benq GP30's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector is 500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq GP30 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GP30 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq GP30 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the W1400, the MH680, or the TH682 ($923.59) all from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq GP30 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq nbsp132728, benq 132728, benq gp30
Barcodes 04718755053429
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