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Benq W1300 Projector

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Enjoy 1080p Full-HD image projection up to 300 in the comfort of your living room with the W1300 Home Entertainment Projector. You ll be captivated by brilliant image performance featuring a... More
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Six Industry Awards

This data projector has received six awards from projector experts.

The editor of Avforums.com wrote that concluded that they would endorse this projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Three more expert review sites all wrote that this data projector was good. This Benq 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.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this multimedia projector was good. Ljudochbild.se gave this data projector a "Best in Test" award and it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and hifitest.de this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100. That puts this projector in the top 19% of all the projectors of this type and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 173 owner reviews this Benq data projector has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1300 was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer said “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” in their review of the Benq W1300. Amazon Customer also mentioned “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Mr R Galypchak gave the Benq W1300 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq W1300 “The picture is sharp, vivid and just as good as watching your HD telly”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Benq W1300 reviewers concluded that it had good picture quality. Jimbob81 mentioned “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”. Last year Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” and scored the product 5 stars. Three years ago Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote on Amazon “Contrast ration at 10,000-1 according to BenQ is fine in practice offering good shadow detail and reasonable Blacks”.

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

One person concluded that this projector was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards”.

One Benq W1300 reviewer concluded that it was good for watching standard definition TV.

One Benq W1300 owner who bought it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Master Oz said in their review of this projector on Amazon “The projector is very bright so if you want to use in a dark room don't expect to get dark blacks”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Benq W1300 reviewers concluded that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. In January last year 99point99 mentioned on Amazon “3D is my favourite” in their review of this projector. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “The BenQ has 3D” in their review of this projector. Cwar mentioned “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema” in their Benq W1300 review.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Benq W1300 said that it was good quality. 99point99 said in their Benq W1300 review “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality”. Amazon Customer wrote “Others, have been amazed by the quality and easy set up” and gave the Benq W1300 a score of 5 stars. Cwar wrote on Amazon two years ago “High quality - Short throw” in their Benq W1300 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

Six customers who bought the Benq W1300 thought it was quiet. Amanda Coates mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room” in her Benq W1300 review. Amazon Customer said “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma” in their Benq W1300 review. Mr R Galypchak wrote “When the room is totally silent” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Benq W1300 reviewers who bought the Benq W1300 reckoned that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).” in their review. Two years ago Largehosier mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Fan is loud”.

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Easy to Use

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. 99point99 wrote in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon in January last year “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. Last year John C wrote on Amazon “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” in his review and rated this projector 5 stars. John C also wrote “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

A number of customers said that it was easy to use the menus. John Court said on Amazon “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use” and rated it 5 stars. Master Oz mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I recommend these settings” in their review of the Benq W1300. Raj gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The menu was easy to understand”.

Several Benq W1300 owners who reviewed the product said that it was easy to setup. Mr T H Mcsorley wrote “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies” in his review. Two years ago Toby.n wrote on Amazon “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using” and gave the Benq W1300 a score of 5 stars. Also two years ago Vishal Bhadauria mentioned in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “It got amazing picture quality, sound quality, easy to setup and what else you need”.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak mentioned “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” in his Benq W1300 review.

One Benq W1300 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan mentioned “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” .

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Good Sound Quality

Several people said in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. David Hudson mentioned “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound”. John Court wrote on Amazon “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 5 stars. M. Shakeel said two years ago “You can use speakers so it's ok I guess”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed this projector said that it was good looking. Keith W. mentioned “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays”. Mr R Galypchak said in his review on Amazon last year “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan”. Paul D. Saunders mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Apart from that pretty good” but in spite of that he gave it a score of 3 stars.

Robust

Several Benq W1300 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” in their review of this projector. Giles Triffitt mentioned “Very reliable” in their Benq W1300 review. Russ mentioned in his Benq W1300 review on Amazon “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Saad gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon “Built in speaker sound is good enough”.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 2,086 expert and user reviews for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Good Remote Control

Two Benq W1300 owners who bought it concluded that it had a good remote control. Expert website Digitalversus.com said four years ago “The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition” .

Good Connectivity

One Benq W1300 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C mentioned in his review of the Benq W1300 “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port” and gave the Benq W1300 an excellent rating.

Good Standard Def Image

One Benq W1300 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 wrote in their review “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had good features.

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1300 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1300 do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the W1500 ($1,976.29), and the W1070 ($599.00) both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1300 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the Benq W1500 ($1,976.29), and the Optoma ML550 ($444.24) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq W1500 ($1,976.29), or the Optoma ML550 ($444.24) which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq W1300 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors that are a comparable age to the W1300 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq projector. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all data projectors of a similar type and age to the W1300 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq W1300 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W1300 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Vivek Iyer said two years ago “Sleep-ordering the 4k Samsung 8500 which I can't help coveting though I know upscaling is gonna get a lot better by this year's Black Friday” but despite that they still scored this projector very highly.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq W1300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Benq W1500 ($1,976.29) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1300 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst projectors of this age. Data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1300 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Benq W1070 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson BrightLink 595WI+ ($1,936.99) (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Only Supports Two Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq W1300 is more than most comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it. This Benq multimedia projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The video colour modes "Cinema" is also supported by this projector.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1300 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,200h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W1300 is 7,100h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1300 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1300

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the W1300 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1300 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the W1300.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq W1070 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq W1080 (33dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
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 (standby)
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
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

6 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(12)
3 March 2014

The BenQ W1300 is a 1080p single-chip DLP projector specifically designed for home entertainment. If you want it all (big-screen movies, super-sized sports and gargantuan gaming) it'll deliver... Read more…

19 February 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ make a surprisingly large number of home entertainment projectors but, if we're being honest, it's sometimes difficult to tell one from another. The manufacturer appears to use two main... Read more…

30 December 2013

The BenQ W1300 is a great update of the W1070, improving image quality with more accurate colour fidelity. The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition....

Digital Versus

11 December 2013

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, and for the bold, bright, colourful nature of...

1 July 2014

BenQ est devenu un acteur majeur sur le marché de la vidéoprojection en proposant des modèles aux performances solides et à prix raisonnable. Souvent bien réglée en usine et donc accessible... Read more…

Impressive greyscale after calibration
Excellent motion handling
Decent video processing
Great 3D performance
Sharp and detailed picture
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans and colour wheel are noisy
No horizontal lensshift
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User Reviews

(130)
Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.38
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178650, benq p178650p, benq 9hj9m7727, benq 9hj9m7727e
Barcodes 04718755046216, 04718755046803
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