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BenQ W1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of BenQ W1200. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated, but the black level and noise get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BenQ W1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BenQ W1200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the noise and usability.

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

This summary is based on the products: BenQ W1200 DLP ProjectorBenQ W1200 DLP Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BenQ W1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of BenQ W1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

image quality, price, usability, design, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ W1200 300-Inch 1080p Front Projector - WhiteBenQ W1200 300-Inch 1080p Front Projector - White

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

BenQ W1200 review

 

Best projector up to £1500, Awards 2012.BenQ rewrites the rules for budget projectors with the W1200

Build quality and spec ; fine picture, with excellent contrasts and heroic levels of detail

No vertical lens shift, so it’s not ideal for using on a coffee table ; motion processing can occasionally look unnatural

Best projector up to £1500, Awards 2012. A brilliantly accomplished performer and a must-see projector

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

BenQ W1200 review

 

First impressions of the W1200, BenQ's latest home cinema projector, are good; it's compact, quiet and stylish. The glossy white and silver plastic chassis is easy on the eye and the projector is small enough to fit on a shelf. Like most projectors...

A great DLP projector with plenty of display options, but it costs more than the equivalent LCD competition

Jun, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

BenQ W1200

 

Although it may be a touch aggressive for some tastes, BenQ's new £1,200 projector offers a heck of a lot for its money.

Pictures are very sharp and clean ; Colours are intense but believable ; Good price for what's on offer

Black levels could be deeper ; Fan noise can distract ; No vertical image shift

The W1200 does its best to turn us against it with its uneven fan noise, slightly flimsy build quality and worst of all its missing vertical image shift. But ultimately, no matter how much we tried to stay upset with it, the exceptional sharpness,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

BenQ W1200 HD DLP projector

 

Review BenQ's W1200 Full HD projector is shocking. Shockingly good that is. I've seen plenty of inexpensive single chip DLP projectors over the past few years, and while I've admired their functionality I've never hankered after a single one....

Overall, the W1200 presents a great argument for not spending an arm and a leg on a high-end home cinema projector. Bizarrely, I’m going to advocate you spend even less. The W1200 has a lookalike sibling which lacks frame interpolation and is £200...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

BenQ - W1200

 

Small, handsomely designed and selling for just over a grand, BenQ's latest Full HD projector is aimed at the 'home projection' market - and that means photos and gaming as well as home cinema. The ...

Ultra-clean and reference-level HD detail - together with startlingly bright and well-saturated colours - suggest that BenQ has developed a good value projector for all occasions that's capable of consistently incredible pictures from HD sources. We're...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

BenQ W1200 DLP Projector Review

 

ISF certified, full calibration controls, anamorphic ready and yet only £1200 - what's wrong?

Good lumens output at price point ; Sharp images ; Excellent calibration controls ; ISF certified ; Excellent accurate images at the price point ; Good video processing

Blacks are grey ; Fixed lens shift ; Requires careful set up ; Lack of overall shadow detailing ; Noisy if placed near seating position ; Slight instances of rainbow effect

Expert review by: Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

BenQ W1200 review

 

When it comes to home theatre setups, the standard choice is either a high-definition LCD or Plasma TV. With them, come budget constraints. For example, LCD TVs above the 42 and 46-inch size are extremely expensive in comparison to their smaller...

The BenQ W1200 isn't the ultimate of projectors out there. The full 1080p resolution does add a bit more to the detail, but you absolutely must use 1080p video on it to take advantage of it.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

BenQ W1200 review - Tech2

 

When it comes to home theatre setups, the standard choice is either a high-definition LCD or Plasma TV. With them, come budget constraints. LCD TVs for

The BenQ W1200 – a 'homely' looking projector

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Eberle (hometheaterhifi.com)

BenQ W1200 DLP Projector

 

With a steady flow of new models hitting the market since the CEDIA Expo, I’ve had plenty of projectors passing through my theater of late. When I got the opportunity to review the BenQ W1200, I realized it was my first time evaluating a product from...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: AVguide (avguide.com)

BenQ W1200 ISF-Certified DLP Projector (TPV 104)

 
Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Colour of product:Grey, Silver, White / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Lamps

Bulb power:230
Service life of lamp:2500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Focus:Manual

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:10 / 20
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Dimensions (WxDxH):339 x 260 x 139

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Serial, VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:31 - 90
Noise Level:27
Noise level (economic mode):22
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 3
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):290

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1 - 11.7
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1800
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:609.6 - 7620
Zoom ratio:1.5:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3.6 / 7.9