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LG BD470 Projector

5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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10 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

The BD470 is in the cheapest 6% of all 54 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the BD470 will cost only £97 over 1 year to run.

LG Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG BD470 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price], or the Epson PowerLite W16[plb_2384315_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The LG BD470 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the BD470. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the BD470 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The LG BD470 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 34 decibels) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the BD470 have noise levels of between 29dB and 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The LG BD470 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the BD470. This data projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BD470 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The LG BD470 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the BD470. Most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the BD470 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this LG data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BD470 is 3,300h. With a service life of lamp of 4,000 hours, the LG BD470 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

At only 2.9 kilograms, the LG BD470 is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the BD470. The lightest similar spec data projector that is a comparable age to the BD470 is 2.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 27kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the BD470, the LG BD470 does not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BD470 do not support 3D. The LG BD470 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The LG BD470 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 6 Watts, the LG BD470 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the BD470. The RMS rated powers of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BD470 range from 2W to 16W.

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Very Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the LG BD470 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BD470. The smallest uniformity of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the BD470 is 80%, the biggest is 95%, and the average uniformity is 87%.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 230 Watts, the LG BD470 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the BD470. The average bulb power of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the BD470 is 340W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,800W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG BD470

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the LG BD470 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the BD470.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the EB-4750W[pl_1949826_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the EB-4950WU[pl_1949830_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the Panasonic PT-VZ575[plb_2843896_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG BD470 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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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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0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162879447, 08806084050649

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