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Benq SP870

£838.80
An expensive to run 2000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with not very good features and a price that represents not very good value for money
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 36dB Jul 2012
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Benq SP870 Review

With mediocre features, we have scored the Benq SP870 as follows for Summary.
15
Poor
33
Missing Some Features
23
5 Years Old
25
£164 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
31
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 32?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £164 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 14% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

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Benq SP870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,105 expert and user reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews. 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 mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £838.80 it is more expensive than 55% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq SP870 and the United Kingdom price of £838.80 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,349.99 (£1,758.63).

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Features

Has a DVI Port

The Benq SP870 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq SP870 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this Benq multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Benq SP870's bulb power of 360W is in the biggest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Benq SP870 of only 2,000h is in the shortest 9% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq SP870 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 21% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Benq SP870 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq SP870 of 36dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 61% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Benq projector was released in July 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on adequate usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the SP870 is £164, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors.

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