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Benq HC1200 Projector

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11000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 38dB Nov 2014
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The BeQ Colorific HC1200 is the first sRGB color projector. The HC1200's focus on color accuracy and the right brightness make BeQ's HC1200 the ideal choice for conference room or home theater... More
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QUICK REVIEW BENQ HC1200 COLORIFIC 1080P 2800 ANSI LUMEN 3D FULL HD PROJECTOR

8 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Benq is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Examiner.com wrote “Excellent quality for data images” in their review of the Benq HC1200.

Supports 3D

The Benq HC1200 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the HC1200.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq HC1200 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the HC1200 also support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq HC1200 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq HC1200 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all data projectors of this spec and age ranges from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq HC1200 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the HC1200. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HC1200 the worst resolution is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq HC1200 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HC1200. Most of the projectors of a comparable age and type to the HC1200 only have two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HC1200, the Benq HC1200 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq HC1200 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HC1200. The average projector brightness of data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HC1200 is 4,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq HC1200 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC1200. The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 3,500h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq HC1200

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

The Benq HC1200 has a pretty standard noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other 11000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the HC1200.

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Running Costs Are Average

The HC1200 has an average running cost of £123 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other data projectors of a similar age and type.

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
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Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Power
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Power Consumption (economy Mode)
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Manual
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Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

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Expert Reviews

(4)
31 July 2015

There's so much good to say about Benq's HC 1200 sRGB DLP Projector that lets get the negatives, of which there aren't many, up front. The biggest thing is that there's no optical lens shift, not... Read more…

Excellent color balance, adhering to sRGB st ard
Very good brightness in accurate color mode
Good zoom ratio 1.5 1) for easier setup
Good contrast
No dust filter to be maintained
Lower than average rated lamp life
No wireless networking
Noisier than some of the competition
Suffers from some rainbow effect for those who may be sensitive to it
Occasionally shows rainbow artifacts, primarily with full-motion video

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the HC1200 a winner.Many multimedia projectors on the market chase after maximum lumen output, usually at the expense of color accuracy.... Read more…

20 March 2015

Meant as a projector for both data and home-theater use, the BenQ HC1200 offers 1080p (1,920-by-1,080) resolution, an emphasis on color accuracy, and a promise that colors won't fade over time...

10 February 2015

Projectorcentral.com

Most conference room projectors are bright, first and foremost. Often, this comes at the expense of color and contrast performance as accuracy is traded for even more lumens. And while this... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Daniel

Support from benq is horrid. we didn't immediately deploy it after ordering because we were in the midst of constructing the room it'd be used it. when we mounted it, we found a problem with the... Read more…

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Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Tarpons
Tarpons would recommend the BenQ HC1200 (Verified Purchase)

This DLP projector has great clarity. The projections are crisp, clear and bright. It works great in a classroom or meeting setting...

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Electricity cost when switched on £118.58
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £122.27
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers benq hc1200
Barcodes 06935647924560

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