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BenQ PE8700

BenQ PE8700
alaScore 78

18 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of BenQ PE8700. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive.

usability, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BenQ PE8700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for BenQ PE8700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BenQ PE8700 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ryan Shaw (

BenQ PE8700


Simply one of the biggest projectors we have seen in the Test Centre, the PE8700 has dimensions of 400 x 347 x 116mm and weighs approximately 7.5kgs. ...

Intuitive and easy interface, long lamp life


A well-designed projector targeted firmly at the home theatre enthusiast. Only really suitable for permanent installations.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


A well-designed projector targeted firmly at the home theatre enthusiast. Only really suitable for permanent installations.

Intuitive and easy interface, long lamp life


Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

BenQ PE8700+ DLP video projector


The HD2+ differs from the HD2 in one significant way. All earlier TI imaging chips had a small dimple in the center of each micromirror, where the stalk that supports the mirror attaches. TI has filled in these dimples in the HD2+ chip, which in theory...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Evan Powell (

Review update: BenQ PE8700


We first reviewed the BenQ PE8700 in September of last year. When first released the PE8700 featured the HD2 DLP chip. This spring, BenQ upgraded the unit to include the newer HD2+ chip, which is the same 1280x720 resolution, but higher in contrast...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

BenQ PE8700 DLP video projector


The second surprise is the PE8700's current price, but there's a reason for that. At the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show, BenQ announced its replacement. The new model, called the PE8700+, will include Texas Instruments' HD2+ chip and should be...

Jul, 2004

Highly Rated!

Expert review by : Evan Powell (

BenQ PE8700 -- Outstanding Value in Home Theater Projectors


The BenQ PE8700 represents this company's first entry into the higher end home theater arena. Featuring the popular Mustang/HD2 DLP chip from Texas Instruments, the PE8700 is a native 16:9 widescreen format projector with 1280x720 resolution.

Currrently there are about a dozen high-performance projectors on the market featuring the 1280x720 HD2 DLP chip. Prices run from upwards of $16,000 all the way down to under $8,000. The BenQ PE8700 has an MSRP of $7,995, and is selling for street...

Sep, 2003

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Exceded my expectations


excelent image, fantastic colors

none as of yet

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (

BenQ PE8700 DLP Projector


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Excellent projector with phenomenol picture especially with HD source. Much better integrated picture than LCD projectors with no visible pixel structure.

Outstanding picture quality! Excellent colour performance. HD performance is without peer. Able to see picture even with lights on.

Nov, 2004

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Review: BenQ PE8700

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Through years of research and development, BenQ is in result an ever-perfect projector that delivers a visual comfort experience whether for work or home entertainment. BenQ's projector family combines high performance, versatility, ease of use, and multimedia capabilities with a unique style and ergonomic design. Built with reliability in mind, all projectors use the best materials that will bring you and your audience enjoyment for yours to come. True home theater is created with the best digital home theater projectors from BenQ. The BenQ PE8700 delivers exceptional resolution, accurate color reproduction and flicker-free images.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:5.8m / 580cm/6.4m / 640cm
Max Resolution:640 x 350
Max Screen Distance:10m/8.4m
Min Image Size:0.8m / 80cm/1.2m / 120cm
Min Screen Distance:1.4m/1m
Type:DLP Projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ


Number of built-in speakers:2

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Other features

Analogue video signal:S-video, Composite video, Component video
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):400 x 382 x 130
I/O ports:294 x 183 x 89
Lens system:F/2.8-3.4
Light Source:210-watt (2000 hours)
Power requirements:AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 350

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Vertical scan range:50 - 100


Power consumption (typical):250


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:1.4 - 8.4
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1000
Screen size compatibility:30.5 - 147.3

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:VIP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions