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Benq HC1200

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Benq HC1200

$2,874.99
$1,566.79 $1,308 cheaper than 9 days ago
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An award winning and economical to run moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with good features but representing only average value for money
38dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 11000:1 Yes Nov 2014
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Benq HC1200 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq HC1200 number 548 across all projectors.
89
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
79
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great expert reviews but below average user reviews. 50% of buyers recommended this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of $61 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The HC1200 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Louder than average noise level
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Benq HC1200 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,566.79 it is more expensive than 85% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The HC1200 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HC1200 is $61.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq HC1200 has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Benq HC1200's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 17% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq HC1200 of 11,000 is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 61% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq HC1200's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 26% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Benq HC1200 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq HC1200 of only 2,000h is in the shortest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq HC1200 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Benq HC1200 of 310W is in the biggest 16% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq HC1200 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq HC1200 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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