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BenQ PE5120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of BenQ PE5120. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. There are some less positive reviews about the noise, and there are some mixed views about the image quality.

usability, price, design

noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ PE5120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BenQ PE5120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of BenQ PE5120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the noise.

usability, image quality, price

noise

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Benq PE5120 Home Projector 1100 LumensBenq PE5120 Home Projector 1100 Lumens

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BenQ PE5120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BenQ PE5120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the price, but some have doubts about the image quality.

price

image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ PE5120 DLP Video ProjectorBenQ PE5120 DLP Video Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (macformat.co.uk)

BenQ PE5120

 

We almost dropped this projector in shock when we saw the price. It's rare to find a projector for less than £500 and even rarer to find one this cheap that performs decently

Outstanding value, Good for film viewing, Results respectable for the price

Less than spectacular for PC display, Oversaturation with bright colours, Lowest lumens output on test

A thoroughly decent buy, though film purists may prefer to spend a little extra money to get a less-saturated picture

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

BenQ PE5120 review

 

Low-cost projector punches above its price point

Outstanding value ; Good for film viewing ; Results respectable for the price

Less than spectacular for PC display ; Oversaturation with bright colours ; Lowest lumens output on test

A thoroughly decent buy, though film purists may prefer to spend a little extra money to get a less-saturated picture

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Debbie Davies (pocket-lint.com)

BenQ PE 5120 Digital Projector

 

We never knew it, but BenQ is the world's largest manufacturer of DLP projectors. Until recently, it has made projectors for better-known companies like Hewlett Packard. The PE5120 is BenQ's first home cinema projector bearing the company's name.

Designed for gaming as well as home cinema

Remote control, start up time

The PE 5120 was easy to set up and operate and having a choice of component, S-video and DVI (DVI-D and DVI-A) turned it into an all round home entertainment device. When it comes to the picture, whether you like it or not is very subjective, as it is...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Matthew Overington (goodgearguide.com.au)

BenQ PE5120

 

BenQ managed to sell more projectors than any other vendor in Australia through the second quarter of 2005, and with models like the PE5120, it's easy...

Outstanding output, quiet operation, good remote control, 16:9 native aspect ratio

Low resolution

Clear, accurate colour output, a 16:9 native aspect ratio, and quiet operation make this BenQ home entertainment projector one of the best around.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Clear, accurate colour output, a 16:9 native aspect ratio, and quiet operation make this BenQ home entertainment projector one of the best around.

Outstanding output, quiet operation, good remote control, 16:9 native aspect ratio

Low resolution

Jan, 2005

Highly Rated!

Expert review by: Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Review: BenQ PE5120

 

The new BenQ PE5120 is BenQ's latest release for the home theater market. It just commenced shipments last month, and is currently selling at an official estimated street price of just $1,249. This is an impressive entry level projector for those that...

The bottom line is that both of these projectors are great values for the money. The InFocus 4805 is the more fully-featured of the two, while the PE52120 is designed as an easy-to-use entertainment projector without all the tweaks. Though the 4805 has...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 
Nov, 2004

Hot product award by projectorreviews.com

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

BenQ PE5120

 

All the buzz lately, has been around the Panasonic's AE700 and Sanyo's Z3, both selling for around $2000 or a bit higher. Just now (11/12/04), however, a new BenQ home theater projector has just appeared on the market, with no pre-release fanfare. No...

(without spending 4x the price or more). Almost all home theater projectors are rated between 500 and 1200 lumens, and all primarily want pretty dark rooms to work in. This one, however, has a little extra umph, making it just a bit more able to handle...

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

With the new PE5120 home entertainment projector, transforming your living room into a cozy entertainment center is no longer an exhausting experience in time and money. It's sleek, clean and compact design complements any home ambiance easily, and yet does not compromise its first rate delivery. Be prepared to be stopped in your track when the spectacular spectrum of colors appears right in front of your eyes in 3-dimensional depth.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.6cm
Height:9.9cm
Weight:2.9kg
Width:26.2cm

Display

Display diagonal:1.35

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WVGA
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:854 x 480
Min Image Size:0.79m / 79cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:BenQ
Model:PE5120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:2000

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Control panel:0.53
Dimensions (WxDxH):216 x 262 x 99 / 262 x 99 x 216
I/O ports:A/V S-Video: 1 x Mini DIN 4 pin;\nA/V Composite - Video: 1 x RCA Jack;\nA/V Component - Video: 3 x RCA jack;\n1 x DVI-I (with HDCP). / A/V S-Video: Mini DIN 4 pin x 1 A/V Composite - Video RCA Jack x 1 A/V Component - Video: RCA jack x 3 DVI-I (with HDCP) x 1\n
Input type:Mini DIN 4 pin x 1 A/V Composite - Video RCA Jack x 1 A/V Component - Video
Resolution:640 x 350
Video compatibility mode:NTSC / PAL / SECAM / EDTV / HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i)
Video in:RCA jack x 3 DVI-I (with HDCP) x 1

Performance

Horizontal scan range:24 - 68
Noise Level:26
Vertical scan range:48 - 85

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1100
Projector native resolution:WVGA (854x480)
Screen size compatibility:787.4 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.9