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Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Enjoy 1080p Full-HD image projection up to 300 in the comfort of your living room with the W1300 Home Entertainment Projector. You ll be captivated by brilliant image performance featuring a... More
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25 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Experts really like this projector and have given it six awards.

The expert at Avforums.com endorse this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at three more expert review sites all said that this multimedia projector was good. This data projector received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Lydogbilde.no gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. This projector received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This data projector has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and hifitest.de.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 173 owner reviews the average owner rating of this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is 88 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several Benq W1300 owners agreed that the Benq W1300 was good value for money. In November 99point99 said in their review of the Benq W1300 “3D picture quality at a really reasonable cost then you are going to love this (like me) ! I wish I could watch this as my normal TV every day” and scored it very highly. Jane Ackroyd gave the product a very good rating and she mentioned in her review of this projector on Amazon “Amazing projector for the money !”. Jane Ackroyd also said “Excellent buy ! Beautiful picture's ! Best projector in this price range, big screen entertainment for very little money 5 *****”.

Some Benq W1300 reviewers who purchased this projector considered that it was cheap. Amazon Customer scored it 4 stars and wrote “I finally settled on the BenQ W1070+, largely because it fit my budget and was very favourably reviewed in a recent issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote on Amazon “A great short throw inexpensive 1080P Projector” and gave the Benq W1300 a score of 4 stars. Mr. Alan T. Fidler also mentioned “Really good colour performance and its not expensive either”.

Several Benq W1300 owners wrote that this projector was a bargain for the price. In November last year River__s mentioned “This is a quality product at a bargain price don't think just buy!” in their review of this projector. Vivek Iyer gave it a very good review score and wrote “The cheap Signstek 3d glasses I ordered at the same time are perfectly okay- less than a tenner a throw” in their review of this projector.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. 99point99 said “3D is my favourite”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “The BenQ has 3D”. Two years ago Mr. Alan T. Fidler said “It is a short throw DLP Projector offering full 1080P High Definition images, 3D and really good colour performance”.

Good High Def TV

A few Benq W1300 reviewers thought the Benq W1300 was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Mr R Galypchak wrote in his review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon in November “The picture is sharp, vivid and just as good as watching your HD telly”.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers reckoned that it had good picture quality. Cwar said on Amazon “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema”. This month Jimbob81 mentioned “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen” in their Benq W1300 review. Mr R Galypchak said on Amazon “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” in his review of this projector.

A few people concluded that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”. Raj wrote on Amazon “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box” in their review.

One person who bought this projector considered that it was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards”.

One Benq W1300 owner mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good for watching standard definition TV. Jimbob81 mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon in November “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens”.

One Benq W1300 reviewer who purchased the Benq W1300 concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Master Oz mentioned on Amazon “The projector is very bright so if you want to use in a dark room don't expect to get dark blacks” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Six customers considered that the product was quiet. Amazon Customer mentioned “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma”. Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon in November “When the room is totally silent” and scored the product 5 stars. Mr R Galypchak also wrote “When watching a film (provide you also get a decent surround sound system) you won't hear a thing unless the film goes totally silent”.

A number of people who purchased it agreed that it was noisy. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq W1300 last year “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).”. Largehosier gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this projector “Fan is loud”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq W1300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. 99point99 mentioned on Amazon “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality” in their Benq W1300 review. Amanda Coates wrote in her review of this projector “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon last year “Others, have been amazed by the quality and easy set up”.

Easy to Use

Eleven Benq W1300 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. 99point99 gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon this year “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. John C said on Amazon also this year “It is a short throw, so handy for my house”. John C also said “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

A few customers reckoned that this projector was easy to use the menus. Last year John Court mentioned in his review of this projector “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use” and scored the product 5 stars. In November last year Master Oz wrote in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “I recommend these settings”. Raj said “The menu was easy to understand”.

Four people thought it was easy to setup. Keith W. said on Amazon “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays and easy to set up and use”. Mr T H Mcsorley said last year “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies” in his review of the Benq W1300. In November last year Toby.n wrote in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using”.

One person who purchased this projector wrote that it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak said in his review in November “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” .

One Benq W1300 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well”.

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Good Sound Quality

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. David Hudson mentioned on Amazon “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” in his Benq W1300 review. John Court said in his review last year “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control”. M. Shakeel mentioned in their Benq W1300 review “You can use speakers so it's ok I guess”.

Nice Design

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. This month Mr R Galypchak mentioned in his review of the Benq W1300 “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan”. In November last year Paul D. Saunders said on Amazon “Apart from that pretty good”.

Robust

Several Benq W1300 owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was reliable. Amazon Customer wrote “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d”. Giles Triffitt wrote on Amazon in November last year “Very reliable” and rated the product 4 stars. Also in November last year Russ mentioned in his review “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One Benq W1300 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Saad scored it very highly and wrote in November last year “Built in speaker sound is good enough” in their review of this projector.

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Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

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Good Remote Control

A few Benq W1300 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good remote control. Three years ago expert website Digitalversus.com scored the product 5 stars and said in their Benq W1300 review “The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition”.

Good Connectivity

One Benq W1300 reviewer who bought the product thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. A few weeks ago John C said on Amazon “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port” in his Benq W1300 review.

Good Standard Def Image

One person who reviewed this projector thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Technical Features

One Benq W1300 reviewer concluded that it had good features.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W1300 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq W1300 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at including the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the Benq W1300 has a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W1300 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all projectors of this age and type is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W1300 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two HDMI Ports

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the W1300 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq W1300 which has two HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Benq W1300 is a two audio in port projector. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two audio in ports.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Benq W1300 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it did not have good technical guidance. Vivek Iyer mentioned on Amazon “Sleep-ordering the 4k Samsung 8500 which I can't help coveting though I know upscaling is gonna get a lot better by this year's Black Friday” in their Benq W1300 review.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1300 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq W1300 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq W1300 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W1300 is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens.

We compared all the other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this data projector and we think the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1300 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1300 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W1300 range from 1,000h to 30,000h.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 30 decibels, the Benq W1300 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1300

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W1300 is £97, which is typical compared to the other 136 projectors of this spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the W1300 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1300 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price].

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
D-Sub PC in Port
DC-In Jack
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Warranty Card
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included

6 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 5 Star

Expert Reviews

(12)
3 March 2014

The BenQ W1300 is a 1080p single-chip DLP projector specifically designed for home entertainment. If you want it all (big-screen movies, super-sized sports and gargantuan gaming) it'll deliver... Read more…

19 February 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ make a surprisingly large number of home entertainment projectors but, if we're being honest, it's sometimes difficult to tell one from another. The manufacturer appears to use two main... Read more…

30 December 2013

The BenQ W1300 is a great update of the W1070, improving image quality with more accurate colour fidelity. The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition....

Digital Versus

11 December 2013

We like the BenQ W1300 a lot ? especially for the way it delivers optical vertical image shifting and free 3D glasses despite costing less than £900, and for the bold, bright, colourful nature of...

1 July 2014

BenQ est devenu un acteur majeur sur le marché de la vidéoprojection en proposant des modèles aux performances solides et à prix raisonnable. Souvent bien réglée en usine et donc accessible... Read more…

Impressive greyscale after calibration
Excellent motion handling
Decent video processing
Great 3D performance
Sharp and detailed picture
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans and colour wheel are noisy
No horizontal lensshift
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178650, benq p178650p, benq 9hj9m7727, benq 9hj9m7727e
Barcodes 04718755046216, 04718755046803

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