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10000:1 Contrast Ratio
1000 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$2,999 MSRP

BenQ PE8720 Home Theater Projector

Bill Livolsi, January 19, 2006

BenQ's latest projector has been in the works for some time. Announced at CES 2005 a year ago, the PE8720 started shipping in the fall. With a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a super-high quality lens, the BenQ PE8720 can bring a dazzling picture into your home.

Specifications. 1000 ANSI lumens, 10,000:1 contrast, native 16:9 widescreen format, 1280x720 resolution DLP chip with a 5x eight-segment color wheel.

Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, and computer resolutions up to UXGA (1600x1200). Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance. 1.35:1 powered zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 13.1 feet to 17.7 feet.

Lamp Life. 2,000 hours, 3,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, One set of standard YPbPr component video inputs, one set of 5 BNC component inputs that support YPbPr/RGB, one HDMI port, 1 12V relay, and one RS-232 port.

Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.

Warranty. Three years parts and labor, 90 days for lamp.

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