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Benq SP870 Projector

$1,599.00
$1,349.99 $249.01 cheaper than 34 days ago
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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6 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by Benq generally have good reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker(s).

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Three Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The Benq SP870 has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the SP870. This projector is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq SP870 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SP870. Most of the 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one number of built-in speakers, however this Benq projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the SP870 have bulb powers of between 170W and 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W. The Benq SP870 has one of the bigger bulb powers (360 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SP870 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the SP870 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Benq SP870 does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SP870 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq SP870 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the SP870 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,500h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the SP870. Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the SP870 the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SP870 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq SP870 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq SP870 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the SP870 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 33 decibels, the Benq SP870 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average noise level (economic mode) of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 30dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 37dB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq SP870

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the SP870.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SP870 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP870.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq SP870 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $123.47
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Total running cost over 5 years $123.47
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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