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Benq W1300 Projector

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Enjoy 1080p Full-HD image projection up to 300 in the comfort of your living room with the W1300 Home Entertainment Projector. You ll be captivated by brilliant image performance featuring a... More
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Six Industry Awards

Amongst projectors of a similar type and age, this Benq projector is one of the most highly awarded by projector experts.

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector. Avforums.com gave this projector a "Recommended" award.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this multimedia projector a "5 Star" award and Lydogbilde.no gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites both wrote that this Benq multimedia projector was good. Ljudochbild.se gave this projector a "Best in Test" award and it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this data projector is 85% based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and hifitest.de. Multimedia projector experts think this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the better data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 173 user reviews this data projector has an overall user rating of 88%.

Reasonably Priced

Some Benq W1300 reviewers concluded that the Benq W1300 was good value for money. 99point99 wrote on Amazon “3D picture quality at a really reasonable cost then you are going to love this (like me) ! I wish I could watch this as my normal TV every day”. Jane Ackroyd said “Amazing projector for the money !”. Jane Ackroyd also said “Excellent buy ! Beautiful picture's ! Best projector in this price range, big screen entertainment for very little money 5 *****”.

Several Benq W1300 reviewers who bought the Benq W1300 considered that it was cheap. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Benq W1300 “I finally settled on the BenQ W1070+, largely because it fit my budget and was very favourably reviewed in a recent issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler said on Amazon “A great short throw inexpensive 1080P Projector”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler also mentioned “Really good colour performance and its not expensive either”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1300 was a bargain for the price. River__s rated the product as very good and said in their Benq W1300 review “This is a quality product at a bargain price don't think just buy!”. Vivek Iyer wrote “The cheap Signstek 3d glasses I ordered at the same time are perfectly okay- less than a tenner a throw” in their review of the Benq W1300.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. 99point99 mentioned “3D is my favourite” in their review of the Benq W1300. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The BenQ has 3D” in their Benq W1300 review. In the same month Mr. Alan T. Fidler said “It is a short throw DLP Projector offering full 1080P High Definition images, 3D and really good colour performance” in his review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer wrote “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” and scored this projector 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon “The picture is sharp, vivid and just as good as watching your HD telly” and rated the product as excellent.

Good Picture Quality

Twelve Benq W1300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Cwar mentioned “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema”. Jimbob81 mentioned in their review on Amazon “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mr R Galypchak mentioned on Amazon “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” in his review.

Three people who reviewed this projector considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid” in their review of this projector. Raj rated it as very good and said two years ago “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box”.

One Benq W1300 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1300 was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards”.

One person wrote that the product was good for watching standard definition TV.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Master Oz wrote in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon “The projector is very bright so if you want to use in a dark room don't expect to get dark blacks”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-three Benq W1300 owners who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good quality. 99point99 mentioned “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality”. Amazon Customer mentioned “Others, have been amazed by the quality and easy set up”. Cwar mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 “High quality - Short throw” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

Several Benq W1300 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. 99point99 wrote in their Benq W1300 review last year “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. John C wrote on Amazon “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” in his Benq W1300 review. John C also mentioned “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

Several people who reviewed the Benq W1300 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. John Court mentioned on Amazon “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use”. Master Oz mentioned two years ago “I recommend these settings”. In the same month Raj said “The menu was easy to understand” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

Some Benq W1300 owners who reviewed the Benq W1300 considered that it was easy to setup. Keith W. wrote on Amazon last year “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays and easy to set up and use” in his review. Mr T H Mcsorley wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies”. Toby.n said on Amazon two years ago “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using” and rated it as excellent.

One Benq W1300 owner who bought the Benq W1300 concluded that it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” in his review of the Benq W1300.

One Benq W1300 owner reckoned that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan said in their review “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Benq W1300 reviewers agreed that the Benq W1300 was quiet. Amanda Coates said “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room” in her review. Amazon Customer said “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma” in their review of this projector. Last year Mr R Galypchak rated this projector as very good and he said on Amazon “When the room is totally silent” in his Benq W1300 review.

Four customers who reviewed this projector thought it was noisy. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq W1300 review on Amazon “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).”. Largehosier said in their review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “Fan is loud”. Mr R Galypchak mentioned on Amazon “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” in his Benq W1300 review.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people concluded that it had good sound quality. David Hudson wrote on Amazon “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound” in his Benq W1300 review. John Court mentioned “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control” in his review of the Benq W1300 and rated the product as very good. M. Shakeel mentioned in their Benq W1300 review “You can use speakers so it's ok I guess” however despite that they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Nice Design

Some people considered that it was good looking. Paul D. Saunders wrote in his review of the Benq W1300 “Apart from that pretty good”.

Robust

A few Benq W1300 reviewers who reviewed the Benq W1300 agreed that it was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 on Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” but they rated it 60 out of 100. Two years ago Giles Triffitt rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Very reliable” in their review of the Benq W1300. Russ wrote on Amazon “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)” and gave the Benq W1300 a score of 80 out of 100.

One Benq W1300 owner who bought this projector wrote that it was well made. Saad said “Built in speaker sound is good enough” in their review of the Benq W1300.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Remote Control

Some Benq W1300 reviewers who bought the product considered that it had a good remote control. Four years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their review on expert website Digital Versus “The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition”.

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that the Benq W1300 was good in terms of HDMI connections. John C wrote “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port”.

Good Standard Def Image

One person who reviewed this projector wrote that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Benq W1300 “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens”.

Good Technical Features

One Benq W1300 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had good features.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W1300 which do not support full HD, the Benq W1300 supports full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the W1500[pl_1561671_price], or the W1070[pl_1522360_price] both from Benq.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1300 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1300 do not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the W1500[pl_1561671_price], or the W1070[pl_1522360_price] both from Benq or the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1300 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], and the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W1300 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all multimedia projectors of this type and age the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W1300. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1300 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W1300 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq W1300 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good technical guidance. Vivek Iyer said two years ago “Sleep-ordering the 4k Samsung 8500 which I can't help coveting though I know upscaling is gonna get a lot better by this year's Black Friday” nonetheless they still rated it 5 stars.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq W1300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that have been available for more than two years is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1300 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Benq W1350[plb_2750779_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq W1300 is more than most projectors of a comparable age and type to it. This multimedia projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W1300. The video colour modes "Cinema" is also supported by this projector.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1300 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The service life of lamps of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W1300 range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1300 is 3,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1300 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1300

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the W1300 is £97 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 131 projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq W1300 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq W1080[plb_1495063_price] (33dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Storage
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)
Plug and Play
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 (standby)
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
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

6 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Lydogbilde.no Best in Test 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 5 Star avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(12)
3 March 2014

The BenQ W1300 is a 1080p single-chip DLP projector specifically designed for home entertainment. If you want it all (big-screen movies, super-sized sports and gargantuan gaming) it'll deliver... Read more…

19 February 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ make a surprisingly large number of home entertainment projectors but, if we're being honest, it's sometimes difficult to tell one from another. The manufacturer appears to use two main... Read more…

30 December 2013

The BenQ W1300 is a great update of the W1070, improving image quality with more accurate colour fidelity. The vertical lens-shift is a nice feature and the backlit remote makes a handy addition....

Digital Versus

11 December 2013

We like the BenQ W1300 a lot ? especially for the way it delivers optical vertical image shifting and free 3D glasses despite costing less than £900, and for the bold, bright, colourful nature of...

1 July 2014

BenQ est devenu un acteur majeur sur le marché de la vidéoprojection en proposant des modèles aux performances solides et à prix raisonnable. Souvent bien réglée en usine et donc accessible... Read more…

Impressive greyscale after calibration
Excellent motion handling
Decent video processing
Great 3D performance
Sharp and detailed picture
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans and colour wheel are noisy
No horizontal lensshift
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User Reviews

(130)
Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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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).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p178650, benq p178650p, benq 9hj9m7727, benq 9hj9m7727e
Barcodes 04718755046216, 04718755046803

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