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Benq W703D Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 31dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £87.49 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Low running costs
3D performance
7 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at review sites Trusted Reviews recommend this data projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 1,989 owner and expert reviews (including 163 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The W703D is one of the cheaper to run projectors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W703D is only £88.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Dynamite Refluxx wrote in their Benq W703D review on Amazon “The projector is really quiet and you get a carrier bag for free”.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. Four years ago Dynamite Refluxx wrote “The zoom and other settings including the projection angle are very convenient to set up and the projector comes a lens protector” in their review of this projector.

One customer who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use.

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Cute Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Expert Reviews wrote four years ago “Cute design” however despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars. One customer thought the product was good looking.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq W703D is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector.

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Good Picture Quality

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews five years ago “1 contrast ratio and even built-in 3D playback, this remark” in their review of this projector.

One customer who bought the product said that it had a flickering image. Dynamite Refluxx gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “For some reason the image is flickering and hence I cant use it in that mode (any suggestions?” in their review of this projector.

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Good High Def TV

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “Capable of splashing 720p HD images up to 7.62m diagonally on your wall (or projector scre” in their Benq W703D review. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “It's HD performance is remarkable for a sub-£500 projector, despite the fact that it doesn't do 1080p Full HD” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

3D Performance

Three people who purchased the Benq W703D considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Expert Reviews mentioned “No 3D glasses as standard” in their review of this projector. Expert Reviews also said “3D performance” in their review. Expert Reviews also wrote “3D images lack contrast” in their review.


Price

Incredibly Cheap for What it Offers

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this projector “Incredibly cheap for what it offers”. Four years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “The BenQ W703D 1,280x720 DLP projector is incredibly cheap, making it seem like a good choice on paper” in their review of this projector. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “It’s very cheap.” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was expensive. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar four years ago “Enjoying the full-on cinema experience at home isn't as expensive as it used to be -” in their review of this projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W703D has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the X1311, or the X1111 both from Acer or the NEC NP-M402X which has better reviews.

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Projector

Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq W703D has a zoom capability. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W703D has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector. The projector brightnesses of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1070 (£499.00).

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer S1370 (2,500 ANSI lumens), the Infocus IN8606HD (£549.99) (2,500 ANSI lumens), or the Vivitek H1185HD (2,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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WXGA (1280x720) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W703D is WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq W703D has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The Benq W703D has a quite quiet noise level (only 31 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

We compared this projector to all the other 31dB noise level data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the W710ST, and the W1070 (£499.00) both from Benq or the Acer S1213 is also worth considering.

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Video

3D-Ready

The Benq W703D is 3D-ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also are 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq W703D does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the X1311, or the H9505 (£999.99) both from Acer or the Epson Home Cinema 600 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W703D has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W703D has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq W703D does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq W703D has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The average bulb power of data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector is 240W.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Benq released the W703D.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj667727e, benq w703d
Barcodes 04718755033674, 04718755044687

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