BenQ 8700 contrast ratio

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  1. John Menoni

    John Menoni Stunt Coordinator

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    I see that BenQ is coming out with a new line of projectors in March. I was planning on buying the 8700 after reading all the great reviews. The new BenQ model that is replacing the 8700 has twice the contrast ratio of the 8700. I am not a videophile. This is my first projector and I don't really know how important the contrast ratio is. Is this going to make a huge difference in picture quality? Or should I get the 8700 for a discount price?
     
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    At this point, nobody knows whether the contrast ratio on the new line is significantly greater than the 8700 or not. Published contrast ratios are notoriously unreliable in anything but a laboratory test environment.

    As a side note, I think BenQ has now pushed back the release date for the new projectors into April or May.
     
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    greetings ...

    the 8700+ is 2500:1
    the 8700 is 2000:1

    from their lit ...

    real life ones are much lower than these

    regards
     
  4. John Menoni

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    Thank you for the info. I think I am just going to go with the 8700 when the price comes down.
     

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