The HC1200 is rated at 2800 lumens. Like other BenQ projectors we've reviewed, the HC1200 had no problems approaching that rating. In Dynamic mode (the brightest), we measured 2791 lumens at full wide zoom on a 70" diagonal image. At full narrow zoom the output dropped to 2411 lumens and at mid zoom (where all other measurements were taken) the output was 2681 lumens. Using Presentation mode, the output only dropped to 2596 lumens, which is still quite bright. sRGB mode and Cinema modes, which were nearly identical and provided the best overall color and contrast, each came in at 2256 lumens. While there's not a huge difference between the modes, it's likely that if a presenter needs more lumens than sRGB or Cinema, they will likely use Presentation mode, as it has less than a 100 lumen drop from Dynamic, while improving the color balance noticeably.
The HC1200 offers full network control via either PJ-Link or Crestron’s RoomView network service. Connecting the HC1200 to a computer network via its RJ-45 jack and using software available as a free download from Crestron (www.crestron.com), allows the user or their IT manager network control of muitiple networked projectors. Once set up, RoomView allows for centralized PC monitoring of lamp life, email alerts, notifications, help requests, service reminders, projector failure or theft and event scheduling.