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Benq HC1200 Projector

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11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 38dB Nov 2014
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The BeQ Colorific HC1200 is the first sRGB color projector. The HC1200's focus on color accuracy and the right brightness make BeQ's HC1200 the ideal choice for conference room or home theater... More
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QUICK REVIEW BENQ HC1200 COLORIFIC 1080P 2800 ANSI LUMEN 3D FULL HD PROJECTOR

10 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors built by Benq generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Examiner.com wrote “Excellent quality for data images” in their review of the Benq HC1200.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq HC1200 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC1200 also support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq HC1200 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HC1200.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HC1200 also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq HC1200 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HC1200 the worst resolution is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq HC1200 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the HC1200. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The best resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HC1200 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq HC1200 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have checked the offset of, the Benq HC1200's offset of 130 percent is one of the biggest. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the HC1200 have offsets of between 120% and 130%, and the average offset is 130%.

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Very High Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of 11000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HC1200 range from 1M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Benq HC1200 has a very high number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of a comparable age and type to the HC1200 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq HC1200 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq HC1200 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC1200. The projector brightness of projectors of this type and age range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 2,000 hours, the Benq HC1200 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst 11000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the HC1200 range from 2,000h to 3,500h.

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Very Wide

The narrowest comparable spec projector that is a similar age to the HC1200 is 310mm wide, the widest is 370mm, and the average width is 350mm. The Benq HC1200 is very wide (360.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the HC1200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq HC1200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Benq multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The Benq HC1200 has a fairly standard noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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OK Running Costs

The HC1200 has an average 1 year running cost of £123 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 5 similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
D-Sub PC in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(4)
31 July 2015

There's so much good to say about Benq's HC 1200 sRGB DLP Projector that lets get the negatives, of which there aren't many, up front. The biggest thing is that there's no optical lens shift, not... Read more…

Excellent color balance, adhering to sRGB st ard
Very good brightness in accurate color mode
Good zoom ratio 1.5 1) for easier setup
Good contrast
No dust filter to be maintained
Lower than average rated lamp life
No wireless networking
Noisier than some of the competition
Suffers from some rainbow effect for those who may be sensitive to it
Occasionally shows rainbow artifacts, primarily with full-motion video

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the HC1200 a winner.Many multimedia projectors on the market chase after maximum lumen output, usually at the expense of color accuracy.... Read more…

20 March 2015

Meant as a projector for both data and home-theater use, the BenQ HC1200 offers 1080p (1,920-by-1,080) resolution, an emphasis on color accuracy, and a promise that colors won't fade over time...

10 February 2015

Projectorcentral.com

Most conference room projectors are bright, first and foremost. Often, this comes at the expense of color and contrast performance as accuracy is traded for even more lumens. And while this... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Daniel

Support from benq is horrid. we didn't immediately deploy it after ordering because we were in the midst of constructing the room it'd be used it. when we mounted it, we found a problem with the... Read more…

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Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Tarpons
Tarpons would recommend the BenQ HC1200 (Verified Purchase)

This DLP projector has great clarity. The projections are crisp, clear and bright. It works great in a classroom or meeting setting...

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Electricity cost when switched on £118.58
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £122.27
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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