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BenQ PE8720 Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The BenQ PE8720 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. The unique projector lens has the ability to be shifted to allow greater flexibility in positioning the projector relative to the screen. This projector was first available for purchase in September 2005 and has been by BenQ.

 

BenQ PE8720 Projector Specifications

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Performance
4.5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$2,999
Status
Discontinued
Released
September 2005
Warranty
3 Years
User Reviews
(3) Review this Projector
 
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Brightness
1,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x720
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
0.80" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
8 segments
Color Wheel
5x speed
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i

Lamp Type
250W P-VIP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 3,000 hours
Lamp Model
59.J0B01.CG1  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.35x manual zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
Vertical +/-10%
Throw Distance
6.5' - 53.2'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
36.85" - 405.50"
Throw Ratio
1.81:1 - 2.44:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 13'-1" and 17'-9" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Keystone
No

Projector Size
7.70" x 19.40" x 15.50"
Weight
20.0 lbs
Audible Noise
26 dB  / 23 dB
Internal Speakers
No
Power
320 Watts 100V - 240V
Features
Picture-in-Picture
Additional Features
Dust Proof with Micro Dust Filter.
 


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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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