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Benq LX60ST
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Benq LX60ST Projector

XGA (1024x768) 33dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2012
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The LX60ST features the BlueCore light engine technology to bring you optimized visual display and energy efficiency. Utilizing SmartEco Advanced Technology, you're able to reduce light source... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and chinese.vr-zone.com the average expert rating of this projector is 83%.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Benq projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One customer concluded that the Benq LX60ST had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One Benq LX60ST reviewer who bought the Benq LX60ST reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “The BenQ LX60ST 1024x768 DLP projector delivers excellent data image quality, lots of connection options, reasonably good audio quality” and rated the product 4 stars.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq LX60ST has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the LX60ST which do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Benq LX60ST supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], and the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq LX60ST supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq projector). The best resolution of all projectors of this type and age is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LX60ST the RMS rated power range from 1W to 30W. At 20 Watts, the Benq LX60ST has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq LX60ST is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq LX60ST is a three USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the LX60ST have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Projectors that have been around for more than two years have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,900h. The Benq LX60ST has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the LX60ST have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Benq LX60ST which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Big Offset

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LX60ST the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%. At 130 percent, the Benq LX60ST has a very big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the LX60ST.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the LX60ST have between one and three audio in ports, including the Benq LX60ST which has two audio in ports.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors that have been around for more than two years is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. The Benq LX60ST has a fairly long lamp service life (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the LX60ST, the Benq LX60ST does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU[plb_1919039_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq LX60ST does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the LX60ST also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq LX60ST is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors that have been around for around the same time as the LX60ST the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq LX60ST has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the LX60ST the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq LX60ST

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the LX60ST is £91 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 102 projectors of this type and age.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq LX60ST has a pretty standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the LX60ST.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq LX60ST has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this data projector to all the other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], and the Acer H9500BD[plb_1475545_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] (2,100 ANSI lumens), the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens), or the Benq W700+[plb_1561678_price] (2,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
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
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
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
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
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
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
F-Number / Relative Aperture
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(4)
13 September 2012

The BenQ LX60ST business projector delivers relatively low brightness with a 2,000 lumen rating, but its laser light source allows eco-friendly features and a potentially low total cost of...

13 August 2012

The BenQ LX60ST 1024x768 DLP projector delivers excellent data image quality,lots of connection options, reasonably good audio quality, and suitable brightness for a small to medium size... Read more…

2 November 2012

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Short-throw lens
Mercury-free, laser light source designed to last for the life of the projector
High-quality data image
High initial cost
Relatively low brightness by today's standards
21 October 2012

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq lx60, benq lx60s, benq lx60st
Barcodes 00151902974446, 00840046023690, 04718755032585

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