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Benq W1300 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $75.69 Electricity cost over 5 years
Six industry awards
Good quality
Good picture quality
147 Reviews + 6 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Benq projector has received six awards from multimedia projector experts.

The expert at review websites Avforums.com recommend this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbilde.no.

Ljudochbild.se gave this data projector a "Best in Test" award and Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 84% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and hifitest.de. That puts this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector in the top 17% of all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Good

W1300 owners on average rated this data projector 88%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 1,989 user and expert reviews (including 163 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Eighteen customers reckoned that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “We like the BenQ W1300 a lot – especially for the way it delivers optical vertical image shifting and free 3D glasses despite costing less than £900”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's an excellent 3D DLP projector” in their review of this projector. Saad said on Amazon “3D movie is so good to watch”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirteen owners said that it had good picture quality. S B. wrote “If you try to bring out some shadow detail the bright areas start to burn out” in their Benq W1300 review. In April last year Vytautas Kubilius said “The picture quality is great” in their review of this projector. Jimbob81 wrote “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen” and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Raj said on Amazon two years ago “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”.

Two customers considered that it had image ghosting. Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Also works very well with standard DVDs I did a little watching in 3D and it was a bit less impressive with some ghosting” .

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector was good for watching movies. River__s rated it 6 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq W1300 two years ago “More for movies and special series, Game of Thrones springs to mind! Saying that watched Top Gear”.

One owner mentioned that the product was good for playing games on. Scf mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent PJ, grandson loves using it for gaming” in their Benq W1300 review.

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Good High Def TV

Twelve customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Peterf said in their review of this projector “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector.I finally settled on the BenQ W1070+, largely because it fit my budget” . Nick Long said “Is this Projector worth it? Yes, on a good sale it is (< £700), if you are out to spend > 1k get a Full HD 3LCD Projector” in his review of the Benq W1300 and rated this projector 7 stars. Nick Long also said “All in full HD coolness” in his review.

Good Remote Control

Two people who reviewed this projector agreed that it had a good remote control.

Good Sound Quality

Twelve people said in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Vishal Bhadauria wrote on Amazon two years ago “It got impressive sound quality, which I never expected” in their review of this projector. Catchtwentytoo said “The sound is surprisingly good” in their Benq W1300 review. David Hudson mentioned two years ago “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” in his review of this projector and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Good Standard Def Image

One person wrote that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV.


Design

Easy to Use

Eleven customers who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition” in their Benq W1300 review and scored it 7 stars. Saad wrote on Amazon “Easy to use, looks and feels good” and scored it 8 stars. Mr. Alan T. Fidler rated this projector 7 stars and he said in his review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “I recommend a maximum setting of Low for Frame interpolation should you decide to use it, turning off Brilliant Colour”.

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Russ wrote “Out of the box the settings are ok.” in his review of this projector and rated it 5 stars. Raj wrote “The menu was easy to understand”. Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote on Amazon three years ago “Menus are easy to use” in their review of this projector.

Five owners considered that it was easy to setup. Toby.n said “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using” in their review of the Benq W1300. Shellbyj scored the product 8 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 two years ago “Good quality, easy to set up”. Keith W. said on Amazon “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays and easy to set up and use” in his review of this projector.

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it had a good interface.

One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “2D bluray picture and colour are superb and it handles motion very well”.

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Good Quality

Twenty-nine people considered that this projector was good quality. Newegg.com mentioned “Good docs, quality cables”. Saad wrote “Excellent projector, picture quality is like you are watching movie in cinema”. Vishal Bhadauria wrote on Amazon “It got amazing picture quality, sound quality, easy to setup” in their review of this projector.

Good Looking

Eight owners who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “Nice looking, easy to install, directions clear” in their review of the Benq W1300. Paul D. Saunders said in his Benq W1300 review on Amazon “Apart from that pretty good”. Two years ago Paul S. wrote “Pretty simple interface for never novice users” and scored it 8 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it was well designed.

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Strong and Durable

Three owners said in their reviews that it was reliable. Russ wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)” and scored the product 7 stars. Giles Triffitt wrote two years ago “Very reliable” in their review of the Benq W1300 and rated it 8 stars. Amazon Customer said in their review of this projector “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” .

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com mentioned “Durable and sleek design”. One customer who bought the product considered that it was well made. Saad wrote on Amazon “Built in speaker sound is good enough”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the product concluded that it had good features.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner said in their reviews that this projector had good technical guidance. 1992 mentioned in their Benq W1300 review “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1300 supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq MH680 which has better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1146 ($729), and the Benq MH680 is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the NEC M352 ($2,349).

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Benq W1300 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this type and age is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1300 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq MH680 (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1300 has a 3D glasses included, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W1300 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq W1300 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1300 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MH680.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Seven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. Realist said in their review of this projector “Purchased this on a whim at the right time and its been running ever since and runs like a clock, cracking picture, quiet and worth every penny” . Two years ago Sneakygloworm mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “Fan noise is inaudible if you run sound through a dedicated 5.1 or 7.1 setup”. Vytautas Kubilius mentioned “It's quiet” in their review of this projector.

Four owners agreed that it was noisy. Saad wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Fan is little noisy”. Alex scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “Fan stupidly loud”. Mr R Galypchak gave it a score of 7 stars and he mentioned in his Benq W1300 review on Amazon in April last year “Yes the projector is noticeably noisy”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was a squeeze to fit in. Paul S. mentioned “Easy bios settings to squeeze every ounce out of your setup before needing to upgrade” in his review of the Benq W1300.


Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors of this type and age range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,400h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1300 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this projector was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755046216, 04718755046803
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