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BenQ PE8700 Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The BenQ PE8700 Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 1,000 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . The internal DLP technology touts higher contrast, less visible pixels and more portability. This projector was first available for purchase in February 2003 and has been by BenQ.


BenQ PE8700 Projector Specifications

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Performance
4
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$7,995
User Reviews
(65) Review this Projector
Awards
Highly Recommended
Status
Discontinued
Released
February 2003
Warranty
3 Years
 
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Brightness
1,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x720
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
2,500:1
Display Type
0.70" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
6 segments
Color Wheel
5x speed
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x1024

Lamp Life
2,000 hours

Included Lens
1.2x Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses
No
Throw Distance
5.0' - 32.8'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
42.34" - 333.33"
Throw Ratio
1.35:1 - 1.63:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-10" and 11'-10" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
No

Projector Size
4.70" x 15.80" x 11.10"
Weight
16.7 lbs
Audible Noise
30 dB
Power
310 Watts 100V - 240V
Features
Picture-in-Picture
Additional Features
All units with serial numbers below 99J5877B2140300017H have 2000:1 contrast ratio and Mustang HD2 chip. This unit has HD2+ DMD chipset


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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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