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BenQ PE7700 - True HDTV Resolution DLP Projectors Just Got More Affordable

Posted on January 28, 2006 by Art Feierman

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BenQ PE7700 Specs
Price 2499
Technology DLP
Native Resolution WXGA (1280x720)
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1100
Contrast 2,500:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 1.37:1
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life 2000, Eco-Mode: 3000
Weight 12 lbs
Warranty 3 Years

BenQ PE7700 - OverView

It's finally shipping: The replacement to the highly popular BenQ 8700+. The PE7700DLP projector is an evolutionary product. A number of improvements have been made, but most notably, this new projector costs less, has a few more features, improved functionality, and most importantly, it does offer improvement over the older BenQ projector in several areas.

So what we have here, looks to be the new standard in "affordable" true HiDef (720p) DLP projectors. Congratulations again to BenQ.

This BenQ PE7700 home theater projector looks different (better, more modern) , has new interfacing, a completely revamped (and improved) menu design and layout, and right out of the box, better picture color - notably flesh tones and whites, then the PE8700+ projector It also has a "sunnier" disposition, which I will discuss in the section on Projector Performance - Image Quality.

 

BenQ DLP projector's properties

  • True Hi-Def (HD) resolution 1280x720
  • 1100 lumens
  • 2500:1 contrast ratio
  • Backlit remote
  • One of the very best warranties in the industry
  • 5 preset modes (ie. Cinema, Home Theater, Gaming)
  • 12 lbs.
  • Single chip DLP (HD2+ chip) from Texas Instruments
  • HDMI input for digital sources and 2 component inputs for analog, plus...
  • Very quiet

This projector is about bringing high performance DLP home theater projection to a new lower price point. For the first time a 720p native DLP projector is available for less than $3000. And if that wasn't enough, it's one impressive performer. We reward the BenQ PE7700 with the Hot Product Award it deserves. Read on!

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