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Benq HC1200
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Benq HC1200 Projector

$800.41 $599.58 cheaper than 88 days ago Highly Rated
11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 38dB Nov 2014
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The BeQ Colorific HC1200 is the first sRGB color projector. The HC1200's focus on color accuracy and the right brightness make BeQ's HC1200 the ideal choice for conference room or home theater... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Projectors manufactured by Benq are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. wrote “Excellent quality for data images” in their review of the Benq HC1200.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC1200, the Benq HC1200 supports 3D.

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Supports Full HD

Like most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC1200, the Benq HC1200 supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HC1200 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq HC1200 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the HC1200 is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq HC1200 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). Multimedia projectors of this spec and age supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HC1200 only have two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Benq HC1200 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Benq HC1200 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq HC1200 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors of this type and age is 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq HC1200 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the HC1200 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 3,500h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq HC1200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the HC1200.

Average Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the Benq HC1200 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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1 Award Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

31 July 2015

There's so much good to say about Benq's HC 1200 sRGB DLP Projector that lets get the negatives, of which there aren't many, up front. The biggest thing is that there's no optical lens shift, not... Read more…

Excellent color balance, adhering to sRGB st ard
Very good brightness in accurate color mode
Good zoom ratio 1.5 1) for easier setup
Good contrast
No dust filter to be maintained
Lower than average rated lamp life
No wireless networking
Noisier than some of the competition
Suffers from some rainbow effect for those who may be sensitive to it
Occasionally shows rainbow artifacts, primarily with full-motion video

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the HC1200 a winner.Many multimedia projectors on the market chase after maximum lumen output, usually at the expense of color accuracy.... Read more…

20 March 2015

Meant as a projector for both data and home-theater use, the BenQ HC1200 offers 1080p (1,920-by-1,080) resolution, an emphasis on color accuracy, and a promise that colors won't fade over time...

10 February 2015

Most conference room projectors are bright, first and foremost. Often, this comes at the expense of color and contrast performance as accuracy is traded for even more lumens. And while this... Read more…

User Reviews

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Daniel

Support from benq is horrid. we didn't immediately deploy it after ordering because we were in the midst of constructing the room it'd be used it. when we mounted it, we found a problem with the... Read more…

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Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Tarpons
Tarpons would recommend the BenQ HC1200 (Verified Purchase)

This DLP projector has great clarity. The projections are crisp, clear and bright. It works great in a classroom or meeting setting...

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Electricity cost when switched on $90.04
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $92.84
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq HC1200uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq hc1200
Barcodes 06935647924560

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