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Benq SP870 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SP870.

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Three Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The Benq SP870 has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. This data projector is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector compared to most of the similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq SP870 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the SP870. This multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors of this type and age which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the SP870 is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W. At 360 Watts, the Benq SP870 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the SP870, the Benq SP870 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the Benq SP870 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq SP870 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 4,200h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SP870 is 200h and the longest is 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq SP870 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the SP870 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq SP870 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq SP870 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SP870 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq SP870 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (33 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SP870 is 26dB, the loudest is 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq SP870

Average Running Costs

The SP870 has an average 1 year running cost of £164 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 87 multimedia projectors of a similar age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SP870 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq SP870 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Cables 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
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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 00133211283969, 04718755018985, 04718755025365, 04718755196836, 04718755320088

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