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BenQ HC1200
Introducing the first sRGB Color Projector

BenQ HC1200

HC1200 sRGB Color Projector

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The BenQ Colorific™ HC1200 is the first sRGB color projector. The HC1200's focus on color accuracy and the right brightness make BenQ's HC1200 the ideal choice for conference room or home theater use. Featuring a 100% sRGB color, up to 2X more ANSI contrast and no color fade, the HC1200 delivers accurate and crisp detail that are perfect for viewing movies or your presentations. The HC1200's no color fade certification ensures users that the brilliant and vibrant images they see now will be as brilliant and vibrant years from now. For greater flexibility, the HC1200 integrates flexible placement options and LAN control features, so you can easily install, monitor, manage, and control the HC1200 directly from any networked computer.

Key Features

  • Accurate sRGB Color
  • Up to 2X More ANSI Contrast
  • No Color Fade Certified
  • For Business or Home

BenQ HC1200


Color Accuracy and the Right Brightness Make BenQ's HC1200 the Ideal Choice for Conference Room or Home Theater Use

BenQ's HC1200 is purpose-built to follow the sRGB (standard Red, Green, Blue) color standard. sRGB is a well-known and widely used standard for color accuracy in monitors, printers, cameras, and throughout the internet. It is intended as a guide to preserve and reproduce colors the way they are meant to be shown. The HC1200's 2,800 sRGB lumens has the ability to subtlety differentiate between difficult to reproduce colors enabling the projector to deliver a more accurate image that appears brighter than a typical 4,000 lumen conference room projector.

HC1200 Color Accuracy and the Right Brightness Make BenQ's HC1200 the Ideal Choice for Conference Room or Home Theater Use

Up to 2X More ANSI Contrast for More Crisp and Highly Detailed Images

The BenQ HC1200 not only delivers an impressive 10,000:1 ON/OFF contrast; it also has up to 2X more ANSI contrast than a typical projector in its class. This means the projector is able to better differentiate between dark and light content within the same image. With higher ANSI contrast, you can always expect a crisp and richly detailed image.

HC1200 Up to 2X More ANSI Contrast for More Crisp and Highly Detailed Images

No Color Fade Certified

At BenQ, we have worked hard to make sure our projectors deliver long-lasting, high quality imaging. Unlike traditional LCD projectors that may experience color fade over time, BenQ's HC1200 ensures that your color will not fade. The color you see now will be the same color you will see years from now!

Traditional LCD projector with color fade:

HC1200 No Color Fade Certified

BenQ Colorific™ Technology:

HC1200 No Color Fade Certified

Power Saving, Eco Friendly Saving More on Power Consumption with BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology

Offering lower TCO and optimized projection through dynamic power saving, uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life –SmartEcoTechnology has perfected what a DLP projector can do. With this innovation, schools and corporates are able to save up to 70% of lamp power consumption and lower maintenance costs through dynamic power saving features while bringing an ultra-vivid viewing experience into every presentation.

HC1200 Power Saving, Eco Friendly Saving More on Power Consumption with BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology

Eco Blank Mode

The Eco Blank mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen whenever they need to direct their students' focus back on them – or simply when the projector is not in use. When activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by 70%.

HC1200 Eco Blank Mode

Full Power On
100% Lamp Power
Attention on the Projection Screen

HC1200 Eco Blank Mode

Eco Blank Mode On
30% Lamp Power at the Lowest
Attention on the Class Instructor

Smart Eco Mode

The SmartEco Mode, which cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.

HC1200 Smart Eco Mode

Normal Mode
296W Projector Power Consumption by Average


SmartEco Mode
Enhanced Details in Darkened Scenes
163W Projector Power Consumption by Average

(Source: 2010 Philips white paper)

No Source Detected Mode

The Eco Blank Mode is automatically activated after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without sensing a display source, thus eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

HC1200 No Source Detected Mode

Source Detected
100% Lamp Power

HC1200 No Source Detected Mode

No Source Detected
30% Lamp Power

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the HC1200 keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for earlier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving certainly helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Big Zoom for Extra Projector Installation Flexibility

The HC1200's 1.5x big zoom feature opens up space with an impressively wide range of throw distances. All you have to do is simply place the new projector right where your original ceiling mount is installed. Without adding projector setting re-construction costs to your budget list, you'll get to save the money for better use.

HC1200 Big Zoom for Extra Projector Installation Flexibility

Hassle-Free Projector Maintenance Upper Lamp Door for Easy Lamp Access

The upper lamp door is designed for IT managers to replace the projector lamp safely and quickly. Should the projector lamp go out in the middle of a presentation, it can be replaced with minimal delay.

HC1200 Hassle-Free Projector Maintenance Upper Lamp Door for Easy Lamp Access

LAN Control with Crestron and PJ-Link

LAN Control is designed to help IT managers perform day-to-day projector maintenance and repair tasks efficiently and effectively – offering them full access and control over every projector directly from their workstations. The HC1200 offers seamless support for the Crestron and PJ-Link LAN Control systems.

HC1200 LAN Control with Crestron and PJ-Link

Thoughful designs Instant restart

The Instant Restart feature gives teachers a 90-second window to turn the projector back on immediately when it has been switched off by accident. No waiting necessary.

HC1200 Thoughful designs Instant restart

ecoFACTS Label

ecoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly BenQ products are!

Development of eco-friendly products, BenQ doesn't just want to comply with green regulations passively, but also to actively develop eco-friendly products!

ecoFACTS declares BenQ's greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the products.

HC1200 ecoFACTS Label


Introducing Colorific™ by BenQ - Accurate, crisp and long-lasting color -- that's Colorific.™

For radiant, life-like color, trust BenQ to deliver. From business presentations and educational venues to spectacular events and home entertainment, Colorific from BenQ is the only way to experience your projected images.


Discover the Ingenuity & Inner Workings of Colorific™ Projectors

BenQ's Colorific™ projectors radiate more than one billion colors by combining up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true to life images v. traditional 3-color LCD architecture.


See Color Science in Action

Unlike traditional LCD projectors, DLP technology uses both primary -- red, green and blue colors -- and secondary -- cyan, yellow and magenta, colors -- along with white light to deliver multiple viewing modes.



BenQ HC1200 Specifications

BenQ HC1200 Specifications
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 2800 ANSI Lumen
Contrast Ratio 11000:1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F=2.42~2.97, f=20.7~31.05mm
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.398~2.09
Image Size (Diagonal) 26" ~ 300"
Zoom Ratio 1.5x
Lamp Type 310W
Lamp Mode (Normal/ Economic/ SmartEco/ LampSave/ LumenCare)* 2000/2500/3000 hours
Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical +/- 40 degrees
Projection Offset Vertical: 130% ±5%
Resolution Support VGA(640 x 480) to UXGA(1600 x 1200)
Horizontal Frequency 15K-102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23-120Hz
Interface Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 2
HDMI x 2
Monitor out x 1
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1
S-Video in x 1
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Audio in (L/R) x1
Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
Speaker 5W x 1
LAN(RJ-45) x1
USB (Type B) x 1
DC 12V Trigger (3.5mm Jack) x 1
RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
IR Receiver x2 (Front+Rear)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 360.1x119.9x259mm (include feet)
360.1x114.8x259mm (exclude)

HC1200 Dimensions (W x H x D mm)

HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
3D Support and Compatibility Frame Sequential: Up to 60Hz 720p
Frame Packing: Up to 24 Hz 1080p
Side by Side: Up to 24Hz 1080p
Top Bottom: Up to 60Hz 1080p
Weight 8.14 lbs (3.7 Kg)
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode) 38/33 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)
Power Supply AC100 to 240V, 3.8A, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption 370W(Normal), 300W(Eco), Standby<0.5W
On-Screen Display Languages Arabic/Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/ French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese (28 Languages)
Picture Modes Dynamic / Presentation / sRGB / Cinema / (3D) / User 1 / User 2
Accessories (Standard) Carry bag
Power Cord (by region)
Remote Control w Battery
VGA cable
User Manual CD
Lens Cover
Warranty Card (by region)
Accessories (Optional) Spare Lamp Kit P/N:5J.J8805.001
Ceiling mount kit P/N: 5J.J4N10.001
Carry bag P/N: 5J.J4R09.001
Ceiling Mount Chart Units: Inch HC1200 Ceiling Mount Chart
*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Distance Chart:

HC1200 Distance Chart

Installation for a 16:9 ratio screen

Image Size Distance (inch) Offset (inch)
Diagonal Height (inch) Width (inch) Min distance Average Max distance A (inch)@ Wide mode
Inch mm    
50 1270 24.5 43.5 60.9 75.9 91.0 3.6
60 1524 29.4 52.1 73.1 91.2 10.8 4.4
70 1778 34.3 61.0 85.2 106.4 127.5 5.1
80 2032 39.2 69.7 97.4 121.6 145.7 5.8
90 2086 44.1 78.4 109.6 136.8 163.9 6.6
100 2540 49.0 87.1 121.8 152.0 182.1 7.4
110 2794 53.9 95.8 134.0 167.2 200.3 8.1
120 3048 58.8 104.6 146.2 182.4 218.5 8.8
130 3302 63.7 113.3 158.3 197.5 236.8 9.5
140 3556 68.6 121.8 170.5 212.7 255.0 10.3
150 3810 73.5 130.7 182.7 227.9 273.2 11.0
160 4064 78.4 139.4 194.9 243.1 291.4 11.7
170 4318 83.3 148.1 207.1 258.3 309.6 12.5
180 4572 88.2 156.8 219.3 273.6 327.8 13.2
190 4826 93.1 165.5 231.4 288.8 346.1 13.9
200 5080 98.0 174.3 243.7 304.0 364.3 14.7
250 6350 122.5 217.9 304.6 380.0 455.3 18.3
300 7620 147.1 261.4 365.5 456.0 546.4 22.0


Download the BenQ HC1200 Data Sheet (PDF).

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