Benq HC1200
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Benq HC1200

£2,203.56 Highly Rated
An award winning 11000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with adequate features but a price that represents not very good value for money
11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 38dB Nov 2014
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Benq HC1200
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Benq HC1200 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Benq HC1200 number 679 across all projectors.
5 Reviews + 1 Award
Average Features
2 Years Old
£123 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has great expert reviews but below average user reviews. 50% of buyers recommended this multimedia projector to others. This projector has received an industry award from Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The HC1200 has running costs of £123 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Supports full HD
Quite loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq HC1200 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this Benq projector was very good. This was from who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, and this projector has an overall expert rating of 83%.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,105 owner and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £2,203.56 it is more expensive than 84% of projectors.

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We found a cheaper price for the Benq HC1200 of $830.67 (£1,082.11) in the United States. That's a saving of £1,121.45.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq HC1200 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Benq HC1200's noise level of 38dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq HC1200 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Benq HC1200 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Data projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq HC1200's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Benq HC1200 of 310W is in the biggest 19% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq HC1200 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 35% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in November 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the HC1200 is £123 over 1 year based on alright usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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