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Benq W1500

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Benq W1500

£1,420.03
Benq W1500
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01net.com 5 Star projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy
A fully featured and multi award winning moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites
33dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Benq W1500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Benq W1500 number 575 in 3D projectors.
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24 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
65
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£90 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received seven awards including a "Best Buy" from Avmax.tech2.in.com and a "Recommended" from F1cd.ru. Epson data 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 2018.
The W1500 has running costs of £90 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is robust.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Brilliant image performance
SmartEco
ISFccc certification
Rec. 709 color gamut
Brilliant color performance
Enhanced contrast performance
Frame interpolation
2D to 3d conversion
Short-throw, big entertainment
Has a built-in speaker
Big zoom for optimal range in any space
Lens shift for extra flexibility
Built-in 2 x10w big speakers
Cable free and easy set-up
Big screen entertainment in any room!
Has a handheld remote control
Supports 3D
EcoFACTS label

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Benq W1500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this multimedia projector is one of the most awarded.

The editors of three expert review sites all thought that this projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Best Buy" award from website Avmax.tech2.in.com who decided it was was a sensible purchase and the editor of review website F1cd.ru gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This data projector also received an Ixbt.com "Excellent Package" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all concluded that this projector was very good. This Benq projector received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com, it received an "Special Interest Award" from Projectorreviews.com and Projectorcentral.com gave it a "Highly Rated" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 78% based on 22 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

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Benq Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,379 expert and user reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

  • It has all the essentials built just right…
    Avmax.tech2.in.com - February 2014
  • A compact build, easy to use…
    Whathifi.com March 2015
  • In testing this adapter worked well, creating a robust connection and maintaining the image integrity…
    Avforums.com December 2013

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people wrote that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the W1500 is £90 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the W1500 in August 2013.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq W1500 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The Benq W1500's noise level of 33dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq W1500's contrast ratio (typical) of 10,000 is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 45% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq W1500's projector brightness of only 2,200 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 87% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq W1500 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1500 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Benq W1500 of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 70% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W1500 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq W1500 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq W1500 of 240W is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 59% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1500 has a 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 97% of projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Benq W1500 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of data projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1500 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq W1500 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hj9e7718e

Barcodes:

00708326845519, 00840046028077, 00840046029814, 04718755037542, 04718755044526, 04718755050459, 08400460280776

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