Benq W1080 vs Benq W2000 vs Optoma HD161

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Benq W1080
Benq W2000
Optoma HD161

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
500h longer lamp service life Edit
The Benq W1080 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector, and so does the Benq W2000. That's 500h longer than the Optoma HD161 (3,000h).
34% lighter Edit
The Benq W1080 has a weight of 2.9kg. That's 750g lighter than the Benq W2000 (3.8kg) and 950g lighter than the Optoma HD161 (3.8kg).
£100 cheaper
The Benq W1080 costs £100 less than the Benq W2000 and costs £271.49 less than the Optoma HD161.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
11 Reasons For
17% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq W2000 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,000h, however the Benq W1080 and the Optoma HD161 are both only 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projectors (1,000h shorter).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Benq W2000 has a lamp service life of 3,500h (as does the Benq W1080), but the Optoma HD161 is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Benq W2000 has two USB 2.0 ports (as does the Optoma HD161), however the Benq W1080 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Three HDMI ports Edit
The Benq W2000 has three HDMI ports, however the Optoma HD161 only has two HDMI ports.
4dB quieter noise level Edit
The Benq W2000 is a 29dB noise level projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 4dB quieter than the Benq W1080 (29dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
Benq W2000 is 27dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Benq W1080 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (3dB louder).
10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq W2000 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Benq W1080 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (10W lower).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The Benq W2000 is a two built-in speaker projector, whereas the Benq W1080 only has one built-in speaker. Read more

We do not know the number of built-in speakers on the Optoma HD161. It is possible that it does not have any built-in speakers.

Cheaper to run by £36.22
Over five years the Benq W2000 is £36.22 cheaper to run than the Benq W1080 and £9.62 cheaper to run than the Optoma HD161. Read more
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Benq W2000 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Benq W1080 is 81% (based on 42 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq W2000 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Benq W1080 is 83% (based on 125 reviews).
5 Reasons For
1,072.33M higher number of colours Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 1,073.4M colour projector, whereas the Benq W1080 is only a 1.07M colour projector (1,072.33M lower) and the Benq W2000 is only a 1,070M colour projector (3.4000000000001M lower).
20% bigger offset Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 130% offset projector. That's 25% bigger than the Benq W1080 and the Benq W2000 (130%).
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a two USB 2.0 port projector, and so does the Benq W2000, whereas the Benq W1080 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma HD161 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Benq W2000), but the Benq W1080 is a 33dB noise level projector (4dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

34% narrower Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 286mm wide projector. That's 26mm narrower than the Benq W1080 (286mm) and 94.5mm narrower than the Benq W2000 (286mm).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Lower number of colours Edit
Benq W1080 is only 1.07M colour, but the Benq W2000 is a 1,070M colour projector (1,068.93M higher) and the Optoma HD161 is a 1,073.4M colour projector (1,072.33M higher).
Shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq W1080 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 1,000h shorter than the Benq W2000 (5,000h).
25% smaller offset Edit
The Benq W1080 is a 105% offset projector, and so does the Benq W2000. That's 25% smaller than the Optoma HD161 (130%).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Benq W1080 is one, but the Optoma HD161 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Benq W1080 is two (as does the Optoma HD161), but the Benq W2000 only has three HDMI ports.
13% louder noise level Edit
The Benq W1080 has a noise level of 33dB, however the Benq W2000 and the Optoma HD161 are both 29dB noise level projectors (4dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The Benq W1080 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector. That's 3dB louder than the Benq W2000 ().
10W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq W1080 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 10W lower than the Benq W2000 ().
Only one built-in speaker Edit
The Benq W1080 has one built-in speaker, however the Benq W2000 only has two built-in speakers. Read more

We do not know the number of built-in speakers on the Optoma HD161. It is possible that it does not have any built-in speakers.

9% wider Edit
Benq W1080 is 312mm wide. That's 68.5mm narrower than the Benq W2000 (286mm) and 26mm wider than the Optoma HD161 (286mm).
Over two years older
The Benq W1080 is older than the Benq W2000 by three years and older than the Optoma HD161 by 18 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 45%
The Benq W1080 costs £116.82 to run which is £36.22 more to run than the Benq W2000 and £26.60 more to run than the Optoma HD161 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower expert review Score
The Benq W1080's average expert rating is 81%, however the Benq W2000's is 90% (based on 10 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Benq W1080's average user rating is 83%, however the Benq W2000's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
1% lower number of colours Edit
The Benq W2000 has a number of colours of 1,070M. That's 1,068.93M higher than the Benq W1080 (1,073.4M) and 3.4000000000001M lower than the Optoma HD161 (1,073.4M).
Smaller offset Edit
The Benq W2000 has an offset of 105% (as does the Benq W1080), but the Optoma HD161 is a 130% offset projector (25% bigger).
750g heavier Edit
The Benq W2000 is a 3.6kg heavy projector, whereas the Benq W1080 is a 2.9kg heavy projector (750g lighter) and the Optoma HD161 is a 3.8kg heavy projector (200g heavier).
25% wider Edit
The Benq W2000 has a width of 380.5mm, however the Benq W1080 is a 312mm wide projector (68.5mm narrower) and the Optoma HD161 is a 286mm wide projector (94.5mm narrower).
More expensive by £100
The Benq W2000 is £100 more expensive than the Benq W1080.
Fewer sellers
The Benq W2000 is only stocked by 18 shops, but the Benq W1080 is stocked by 23 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
8 Reasons Against
1,000h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, and so does the Benq W1080. That's 1,000h shorter than the Benq W2000 (5,000h).
17% shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 500h shorter than the Benq W1080 and the Benq W2000 (3,000h).
One less HDMI port Edit
The Optoma HD161 is a two HDMI port projector (as does the Benq W1080), whereas the Benq W2000 only has three HDMI ports.
Heavier Edit
Optoma HD161 is 3.8kg heavy. That's 950g heavier than the Benq W1080 (3.8kg) and 200g heavier than the Benq W2000 (3.8kg).
£271 more expensive
The Optoma HD161 is more expensive than the Benq W1080 by £271.49 and more expensive than the Benq W2000 by £171.49.
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Over one year older
The Optoma HD161 is older than the Benq W2000 by 14 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 12%
The running costs over five years of the Optoma HD161 are £90.22 which is £9.62 more than the Benq W2000. Show assumptions.

Awards

6 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
hardware.info: Bronze Award
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated
projectorreviews.com.au: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Best Buy
benchmark.pl: Good Product
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

46 months Ago 15 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 113.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 116.82
Purchase price £ 749.00
Total cost of ownership £ 865.82
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 80.60
Purchase price £ 849.00
Total cost of ownership £ 929.60
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 1,020.49
Total cost of ownership £ 1,110.71
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 15000:1
 15000:1
BEST
 15000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
2,000 ANSI lumens 2,000 ANSI lumens 2,000 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
 DMD
Horizontal Keystone Correction
40 -30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
40 -30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Gamma Correction Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital gamma correction function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1.07M 1,070M 1,073.4M
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 1.3:1
 1.3:1
BEST
 1.3:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.519 - 5.924 1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
38 - 300 60 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power in Economic Mode
5,000W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
5,000h 6,000h
BEST
5,000h
Lamp Power
240W 240W 240W
Lamp Service Life
3,500h
BEST
3,500h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5x
Throw Ratio
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset
105% 105% 130%
BEST
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 15
Aperture Range
2.6 - 2.78 2.59 - 2.87 2.42 - 2.97
Focal Length Range
10.2 - 12.24 16.88 - 21.88 20.07 - 31.05
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
3D Format
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1 1
PC Audio Input
 PC audio input
 PC audio input
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio Output
 PC audio output
 PC audio output
Unknown - Click to provide data
D-Sub PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 D-Sub PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
2
BEST
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1 1
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included
 Not included
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
33dB 29dB
BEST
29dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
30dB 27dB
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 15 - 102 15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 23 - 120 24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUM
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUM
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUM
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Preset Mode
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Standard
 3D
 Game
 Bright
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Standard
 3D
 Game
 Bright
BEST
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Standard
 3D
 Game
 Bright
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Grey
 Silver
 Gold
 White
 Grey
 Silver
 Gold
 White
 Grey
 Silver
 Gold
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
353W 240W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 350W 310W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data 110 - 220
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 110 - 220
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 110 - 220
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 110 - 220

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000 0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.9kg
BEST
3.6kg 3.8kg
Height
109mm
BEST
121.7mm 265.5mm
Depth
244mm 277mm 124mm
BEST
Width
312mm 380.5mm 286mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 DC
 VGA
 AC
 DC
 VGA
 AC
 DC
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