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Originally Posted by Dr. StrangeloveAlso I might have missed it but I didn't see any mention of how noisy the projector is, which I think is one of the major issues with projectors? also might be a good idea to include average bulb life and replacement price, since often the bulbs are bloody expensive to replace.
That said, you're not going to find a decent HD-capable projector for under £400.
Originally Posted by perplekks45No HD? Not interesting for me then. You can get 1080p projector for roughly double that price and to be honest, I think it's worth it.
Originally Posted by FlibblebotQuote:Originally Posted by Dr. StrangeloveAlso I might have missed it but I didn't see any mention of how noisy the projector is, which I think is one of the major issues with projectors? also might be a good idea to include average bulb life and replacement price, since often the bulbs are bloody expensive to replace.Most projectors designed for home use are fairly quiet, you certainly wouldn't be able to hear them over a game or movie. According to BenQ's website, quiet mode fan noise is 26dB, which wouldn't be that noticeable when watching or playing.
Most projector bulbs will last for somewhere around the 2,500-3000 hour mark - BenQ themselves quote 4000 hours, but it will start to deteriorate around 3-3500 hours in real world usage.
The bulbs cost around £200 RRP to replace.
The real problem with projectors sold as cheap home projectors tend to be repurposed office projectors, so they invariably have none of the resolution or colour gamut of a proper HD cinema projector. Save your pennies up for a real HD projector, the difference between something like this and a "proper" projector is worlds apart.
Originally Posted by Faulk_WulfWait wait wait... I'm confused by something here.
You says it has HDMI port, but go on to say it isn't an HD projector?
Doesn't an HDMI port automatically mean it supports HD content?
Originally Posted by VelesI think you guys should definitely do more projector reviews;)
Shame about the quality-showing pictures.
Originally Posted by mrdoogsoClive, great to see bit-tech doing some reviews on projectors. I would love to see more budget price HD projector reviews.. especially geared towards HD gaming and general home theater use. I currently own a 40 inch telley but am being drawn by the idea of 100+ inches of gaming goodness for around £600. A lab head-to-head between 3 budget HD projectors would be something to jump up and down about while clapping like to giddy 3 year old....... Cheers !!!
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