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LG BD470 Projector

5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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9 Reasons For

LG Has Good Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by LG generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG BD470 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh PJ WX4141N.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the LG BD470 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BD470 is 29dB, the loudest is 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. The LG BD470 has a quite quiet noise level (only 34 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The LG BD470 is a two number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the BD470 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The LG BD470 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,300h. The LG BD470 has one of the longer service life of lamps (4,000 hours) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Light

At only 2.9 kilograms, the LG BD470 is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The weights of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the BD470 range from 2.6kg to 27kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The LG BD470 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the BD470 also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Hitachi CP-AX2503 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The LG BD470 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BD470 also do not support 3D.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the Epson Z8455WUNL which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG BD470 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the BD470 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BD470 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 16W. The LG BD470 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 6 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BD470.

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Very Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the LG BD470 has one of the smaller uniformitys amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest uniformity of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470 is 80%, the biggest is 95%, and the average uniformity is 87%.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 230 Watts, the LG BD470 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470. Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,800W, and the average bulb power is 340W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG BD470

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when LG released the BD470.

Average Projector Brightness

The LG BD470 has a fairly typical projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Epson EB-4950WU (4,500 ANSI lumens), or the Panasonic PT-VZ575 ($1,828.99) (4,500 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The LG BD470 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $68.66
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.38
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG BD470uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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