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Benq LW61

Benq LW61
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Our Verdict:
An inferior spec projector. Recommended Hot Product
1280 X 800 (WXGA) 33dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens PC Monitor (16:10) Feb 2014
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We have scored the Benq LW61 as follows:


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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has some great features.
BeQ bluecore light engine: a smarter alternative to traditional lamp
80000:1 high contrast performance for ultra sharp graphics and text
20000 hours of optimal brightness and reliable performances
Instant on/off projection readiness for classroom instruction
Adjustable brightness
360 degree tilt projection
Power smart with the smarteco advanced technology
SmartEco mode

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Average Review Score

3.1 stars (4 reviews).
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What Are People Saying About the Benq LW61?

How Good Are Benq Projectors?

We have checked 3,843 expert reviews and 23,608 user reviews for projectors and used these reviews to calculate an average rating for Benq projectors of 87%. This makes Benq the 3rd best rated projector brand according to customer reviews.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on $50.31
Electricity cost when on standby $3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years $53.35
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

BeQ BlueCore Light Engine: a Smarter Alternative to Traditional Lamp.

The BeQ LW61ST is the first in the world to be equipped BlueCore, a light engine that utilizes the unparalleled qualities of a laser light source to achieve optimized energy efficiency, projection performance and readiness. It also incorporates the BlueCore-enhanced SmartEco Advanced technology to further reduce light source power consumption by up to 90% for a significantly lowered total cost of projector maintenance and ownership. Free of mercury, the BeQ LW61ST is a safer, smarter and environmentally friendly choice for your school.


1 High Contrast Performance for Ultra Sharp Graphics and Text.

Blurry images can be distracting for students to read and can cause eye strains and fatigue. The BlueCore light engine can dim the light source power up to 90% and still achieve a contrast ratio as high as 80000:1. This allows students to learn with ultra sharp images and text so they can focus their attention on learning.

20000 Hours of Optimal Brightness and Reliable Performances.

The BlueCore light engine, powered by a laser light source in Eco Mode, has nearly three times the lamp life of a traditional mercury lamp. With up to 20000 hours of lamp life, the LW61ST offers a much more reliable performance with no sudden decrease in brightness.

Instant On/Off Projection Readiness for Classroom Instruction.

It only takes a few seconds for the LW61ST to reach full brightness using BlueCore technology. In addition, it doesn t require additional time to cool down. That leaves teachers with more time to teach without having to wait around between classes.

Adjustable Brightness

Users can adjust the brightness level of the LW61ST manually to fit the environmental lighting condition to save power. This is something you cannot do with a traditional projector. In the long-run, you're able to save power and prolong the lamp life.

360 Degree Tilt Projection

Thanks to the laser characteristics of the BlueCore light engine and the heat sink design, users have the flexibility to set up the LW61ST tilted 360 degrees in either direction around the vertical! This gives teachers the flexibility to place the projector any way they want and optimize limited space.

Power Smart with the SmartEco Advanced Technology

Driven by BeQ's latest BlueCore Light Engine, the all new SmartEco Advanced technology optimizes the core element of the projector the projector light source system to save up to 90% in light source power consumption! For schools that are looking for ways to lower the total cost of ownership, SmartEco Advanced certainly helps to reduce energy costs and extend the lamp life.

SmartEco Mode

The SmartEco Mode automatically determines the optimal brightness depending on the input source. This special mode cleverly adjusts the light source power to maximize power saving delivering the best contrast and brightness performance at the same time.

No Source Detected Mode

SmartEco Advanced activates the Eco Blank Mode after the projector has remained unconnected to a display source, such as a classroom PC or notebook, for three minutes, automatically lowering the projector brightness to 10%. This is to avoid keeping a projector from running with full lighting power, allowing the projector light source to rest whenever possible. Hence, the projector light source lasts longer.

Eco Blank Mode

The Eco Blank Mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen when the projector is not in use. Blanking the projection screen also allows teachers to direct their students focus back on them. Press the Eco Blank Mode button on the keypad or the Blank button on the remote control to activate this feature and watch the projector dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total light source power consumption by up to 90%.

IPad/iPhone Display Connectivity

More and more schools are recognizing the benefits of teaching with Apple iPads with teachers responding positively on how the devices have helped them succeed tremendously in engaging their students in class. The education applications open a gateway to a world of knowledge through a wide range of contents such as e-books, websites, newspapers, magazines, movies, music and games offering students a more captivating learning experience in every subject. The LW61ST comes with iPad and/or iPhone wireless display support to expand onscreen content to over 80 inches and empower teachers to teach freely in class.

20W Speaker Power and Microphone Input Support

The LW61ST comes with enhanced audio support for your classroom. Two 10W speakers are sealed and secured within each side of the projector with BeQ's anti-shake design to deliver 20W crisp-clear audio performance with stable projection. The microphone input connects the projector to a conventional microphone or microphone headset for increased ease of teaching and learning.

EcoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly BeQ products are!.

Development of eco-friendly products, BeQ doesn't just want to comply with green regulations passively, but also to actively develop eco-friendly products!EcoFACTS declares BeQ's greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the products.

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Benq LW61 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Colour Depth
Zoom Type
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC (Power) in
Ethernet LAN
Card Reader Integrated
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Product Type
Built-in Display
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Auto Power Off System
Power Source
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI Input
S-Video Port

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

benq lw61st


00163120591411, 00840046023706, 04718755045493

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