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Benq SP870 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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BenQ SP870 5000 Lumen XGA DLP Projector Quick Review
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BenQ SP870 5000 Lumen XGA DLP Projector Reviews

6 Reasons For

Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors produced by Benq generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

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Three Component Video in Ports

The Benq SP870 has more component video in ports than most of the projectors that were launched around the same time as the SP870. Most of the multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the SP870 only have between one and two component video in ports, however this data projector has three component video in ports.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type only have one built-in speaker, however the Benq SP870 has two built-in speakers.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The Benq SP870 has a fairly big lamp power (360 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the SP870. The lamp power of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the SP870 range from 170W to 4,000W, and the average lamp power is 320W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq SP870 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq SP870 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq SP870 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 3,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the SP870. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,100h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the SP870. The shortest lamp service life of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SP870 is 200h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Benq SP870 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Benq SP870 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq SP870 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (33 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. The average noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 30dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 37dB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq SP870

Running Costs Are OK

The SP870 is typical compared to the other 86 projectors of this type and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the SP870 is £164.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the SP870 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SP870 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-FH36[plb_1477017_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq SP870 has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP870.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
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
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £163.44
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 5 years £163.44
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq SP870uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.81T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9h0cg77q6, benq 9j0cg77b5, benq 9h0cg77q5, benq 9h0cg77q6e, benq 9j0cg77b5e, benq 9h0cg77q5e
Barcodes 00033584150533, 00100177421650, 00133211283969, 00151902974590, 00163120856978, 00840046019181, 04718755018985, 04718755025365, 04718755196836, 04718755320088, 05450534321631

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