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LG BD470 Projector

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

Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the BD470 will cost only £97 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type.

LG Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors produced by LG are some of the better projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG BD470 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the BD470.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1060[plb_1403581_price], or the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the LG BD470 is 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 multimedia projector). This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The resolution of all data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the BD470 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BD470 is 37dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB. At only 34 decibels, the LG BD470 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the BD470.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The LG BD470 is a two built-in speaker projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The LG BD470 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470 the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 5,000h, and the average lamp service life is 3,400h. With a lamp service life of 4,000 hours, the LG BD470 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 327 millimeters, the LG BD470 is one of the narrower projectors of a similar type and age to the BD470 amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 250mm and 540mm.

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Very Light

The lightest projector that has been available for more than two years is 2.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 27kg, and the average weight is 7.9kg. At only 2.9 kilograms, the LG BD470 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The LG BD470 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BD470 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the Benq W1060[plb_1403581_price], or the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The LG BD470 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], or the PowerLite W16[pl_2384315_price] both from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The LG BD470 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Uniformity

Data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the BD470 have uniformities of between 80% and 95%. At only 80 percent, the LG BD470 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 16.7 million, the LG BD470 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the BD470 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 330M.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of projectors of a similar type and age to the BD470 range from 2W to 16W. The LG BD470 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 6 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 230 Watts, the LG BD470 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the BD470. The lamp power of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the BD470 range from 190W to 400W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG BD470

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the LG BD470 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the EB-4750W[pl_1949826_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the EB-4950WU[pl_1949830_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Epson.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect 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
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
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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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Barcodes 04053162879447, 08806084050649

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