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Benq W703D Projector

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10000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 31dB Dec 2012
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One Industry Award

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who wrote that this multimedia projector was good.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,086 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

A few Benq W703D owners who bought the product considered that it was easy to setup. Dynamite Refluxx said on Amazon “Other settings including the projection angle are very convenient to set up and the projector comes a lens protector”.

One person who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was easy to use.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Benq W703D considered that it had a flickering image. Dynamite Refluxx said “For some reason the image is flickering and hence I cant use it in that mode (any suggestions?” in their Benq W703D review.

One customer considered that the Benq W703D had a good contrast ratio.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews four years ago “1 contrast ratio and even built-in 3D playback, this remark” in their review of this projector and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W703D was quiet. Dynamite Refluxx wrote “The projector is really quiet and you get a carrier bag for free” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One Benq W703D reviewer who purchased the Benq W703D considered that it was good looking. Ash said in their Benq W703D review four years ago “Id have to turn off the 3d to bring the picture back ! Ok now i was pretty upset!”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Expert Reviews wrote three years ago “Cute design” in their Benq W703D review nonetheless they scored the Benq W703D 40 out of 100.

Supports 3D

The Benq W703D supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W703D do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer X1111, the Infocus IN136 ($1,424.14), or the Panasonic PT-DZ21.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W703D, the Benq W703D has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Acer X1311, the Epson PowerLite X17, and the Vivitek H1180HD ($799.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W703D is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W703D. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq projector. The worst resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W703D is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Benq W703D has a quite quiet noise level (only 31 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W703D. The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 28dB, the loudest is 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

Alternative 31dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq W710ST .

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq W703D which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq W703D has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 28 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average noise level (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 30dB.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and 01net.com this Benq multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 68%.

Poor High Def TV

A number of customers who purchased the product concluded that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Expert Reviews wrote “No Full HD”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “It's HD performance is remarkable for a sub-£500 projector, despite the fact that it doesn't do 1080p Full HD and it's easy to setup” in their Benq W703D review but in spite of that they still rated the product 80 out of 100.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD. The Benq W703D is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the X1311, or the P7505 both from Acer or the Epson 1975W ($1,908.34).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Benq W703D is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the EB-X18, or the PowerLite 1222 ($695.00) both from Epson or the Benq W1500 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W703D has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the W703D. Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the S1370 (2,500 ANSI lumens), or the P1340 (2,700 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Infocus IN8606HD (2,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the W703D is 240W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq W703D has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W703D

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the W703D.

WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq W703D has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
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
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
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
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

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Expert Reviews

(5)
7 May 2013

It?s very cheap, but its 3D support and overall image quality are lacklustre...

Price
HD performance
Flexibility
Ease of use
Incredibly cheap for what it offers
No Full HD
No 3D glasses as standard
3D performance
Light leakage
3D images lack contrast
26 March 2013

Enjoying the full-on cinema experience at home isn't as expensive as it used to be - and that's due in part to products like this: the BenQ new W703D DLP projector. Capable of splashing 720p HD... Read more…

26 March 2013

There's a lot to love about the BenQ W703D. it's HD performance is remarkable for a sub-£500 projector, despite the fact that it doesn't do 1080p Full HD and it's easy to setup and use - making...

9 November 2012

The BenQ W703D has come out of nowhere to become one of our favourite AV products of the year. It completely rewrites the budget projector rulebook, delivering some genuine AV picture thrills - in...

Trusted Reviews

3 April 2012

Avec le W703D, BenQ réalise de nouveau un bon produit. Payer moins de 600 ? pour un projecteur HD, compatible 3D et offrant une connectique complète, est plutot une bonne affaire. D?autant que...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 25 January 2013 by Dynamite Refluxx
(Verified Purchase)

I am very happy with the projector so far, very bright, good picture and really easy to configure. Just recently I saw my mates projector which is an LCD 800x600 epson, I really have to say this... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2012 by ASH
(Verified Purchase)

Where shall i start? well first thing i noticed is that it had a 2 pin power cable...HELLO?? we are in the uk ! ok so i managed to scrounge a cable out of some hole and powered the projector... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.48
Electricity cost when on standby $5.56
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.04
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq w703, benq w703d, benq 9hj667727, benq 9hj667727e
Barcodes 04718755033674, 04718755044687
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