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Benq-pe7700.191076
6.3 out of 10

Benq PE7700

The PE-7700 is a DLP home cinema projector that uses a native re Read more

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Overall 9
9.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Color and saturation 7
7.0
Black levels 6
6.0

Was the best, bright 720p DLP in its day

Baenwort, avsforum.com
11 May 2013
  • Summary: One of the best buys of the HD2 DLP chip era. Possess very good light production and easily user accessible and serviceable bulb and filter assemblies. The lens is capable of projecting a very bright, large image at very short throw distances. The color settings are easily accessed and adjusted to calibrate to a given target without having to enter into the service menu. The 720p resolution was good enough at its release to earn fans of its image quality.
  • Pros: VERY bright, Very short throw distance, Great Price
  • Cons: Noisy, Poor Black Levels
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 4
4.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

Dave, Projector Central
5 November 2008
  • Summary: Personal Experience I have about 1300 hours of viewing time on this projector and love it. I have a homemade 130" diagnol screen and with a HD signal input the picture is awesome. I have had so many people complement the quality and color. The lamp is not real brite so you really need to be able to control the ambient light. The viewing angles are also amazing. Problems The only real issue I have had with this projector is the lamp. I am on my third lamp already.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Paul, Projector Central
21 January 2008
  • Summary: Personal Experience Projector performance is very satisfactory. Picture on a 144" wide screen and is absolutely phenominal and HD is exceptionally beautiful. My first lamp lasted for about 30 months and 1500 hours in economic mode. Lamp life was shorter than expected - but still respectable. Projector is ceiling mounted in a home theater. Problems A little difficult to setup. However, this was my first experience with a projection system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Costly problem!!

fyeoms "fyeoms", Amazon
12 December 2007
  • Summary: The PE7700 is an amazing projector, in it's time. There are comparable projectors out there for about the same price now. When I first turned it on and had it shining on my freshly painted dark forest green wall, my mouth dropped open from how good it looked. I had Batman Begins in my Sony up convert HDMI DVD player. After installing a theater screen I was able to see the true magic from this projector.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

Andy, Projector Central
3 September 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I have had nothing but trouble with this projector. In fact, in all of my years purchasing and selling AV equipment I have never encountered something this bad. I have just blown out my 4th bulb, with none of them lasting longer than 700 hours in economy mode. After numerous problems, Benq replaced my projector with the latest firmware and upgrades available. All was well for about 700 hours and the bulb has gone out once again.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 8
8.0
Construction 10
10

User Review

Charlie, Projector Central
2 September 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience Owned this projector for about 18 months, it is connected to my sky HD box and DVD is used as a TV. I was suprised to see that there are so many problems I use the projector for at least 8 hours a day and run it on economy mode as I am a bit tight and want the bulb to last as long as possible, I change the bulb at 3000 hours and am on my 3rd bulb now. So far no problems and would definately update to another Benq projector when the time comes.
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Overall 5
5.3
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 2
2.0

User Review

Spoonboy, Projector Central
10 July 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience The first thing I have to say is: Don't buy one! I, along with many other users have had nothing but problems with this projector. Which is too bad, because the picture quality is really quite good for the price, and the features are great. Of course the reliability is somewhere between lousy and none. My sordid affair: I purchased the PE7700 almost 2 years ago, and after a couple hundred hours my bulb blew.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Jon, Projector Central
5 March 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for about a year now and it is excellent. The image is great and they have fixed the firmware bugs. Fantastic projector for the price.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0
Construction 10
10

User Review

surfrider, Projector Central
28 January 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience The picture is amazing in Component or HDMI mode. You can connect anything to this unit: Xbox, DVD Player, HD Cable Box or your computer. The family really enjoys it- it's better than being at the movies. Problems Needed Free Firmware upgrade due to mfg date of March 2005. This was done without Any hassles from Benq. Newer ones have the new software.
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 4
4.0

User Review

shaun, Projector Central
7 January 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience In less than a year I have had to send this system back to company twice. They did a nice job the first time in terms of pick-up, repair, and drop off, but i have had projectors for the last 6 years, and this one is a lemon. Problems first time they said it was a lamp issue and replaced it. Not sure what the issue is the second time, but I do not want the system back.
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