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Benq SP870

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Benq SP870

$1,999.90
$1,587.69 $412 cheaper than 54 days ago
Benq SP870
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level XGA projector, with OK running costs
36dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2000:1 No Jul 2012
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Benq SP870 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Benq SP870 number 949 across all projectors.
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$98 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $98 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 15% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $1,999.90 to $1,587.69 in the last 54 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Benq SP870 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,587.69 it is more expensive than 91% of projectors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the SP870 will cost $98 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq SP870 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The Benq SP870's noise level of 36dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 37% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Benq SP870 of only 2,000 is in the lowest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Benq SP870's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq SP870's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is shorter than 93% of all projectors when ranked 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 SP870 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq SP870's bulb power of 360W is bigger than 90% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq SP870 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SP870 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9h0cg77q5e, benq 9j0cg77b5e

Barcodes:

00133211283969, 04718755018985, 04718755196836, 04718755320088

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