Benq SU917 vs Optoma EH490

Benq SU917
Optoma EH490

Top Prices

Ebuyer Business
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (47 available)
Projector Point
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In stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
The Twister Group
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A bit brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq SU917 is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma EH490 is only a 4,600 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A bit bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq SU917 has a lamp power of 340W, whereas the Optoma EH490 is only a 310W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
Marginally bigger offset Edit
The Benq SU917 has an offset of 120%, however the Optoma EH490 is only a 116% offset projector (4% smaller).
Lighter Edit
Benq SU917 is 3.7kg heavy, but the Optoma EH490 is a 4.6kg heavy projector (900g heavier).
29.7mm narrower Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 339.3mm wide projector, whereas the Optoma EH490 is a 369mm wide projector (29.7mm wider).
Cheaper by £113
The Benq SU917 costs £958.80, whereas the Optoma EH490 is £1,071.66.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£9.93 cheaper to run
Over five years the Benq SU917 only costs £128.68 to run whereas the Optoma EH490 costs £138.61 to run (8% more). Read more
7 Reasons For
500h longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 3,500h, whereas the Benq SU917 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h shorter).
24% longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a lamp service life of 3,000h, however the Benq SU917 is only a 2,300h lamp service life projector (700h shorter).
Three HDMI ports Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a three HDMI port projector, whereas the Benq SU917 only has two HDMI ports.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 7dB quieter than the Benq SU917 (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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH490 has an RMS rated power of 16W, however the Benq SU917 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (6W lower).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Optoma EH490 is two, but the Benq SU917 only has one built-in speaker.
1% lower power consumption in economy mode Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a power consumption in economy mode of 329W. That's 1W lower than the Benq SU917 (329W).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
500h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq SU917 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 3,000h, whereas the Optoma EH490 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h longer).
A lot shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq SU917 has a lamp service life of 2,300h, however the Optoma EH490 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (700h longer).
Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Benq SU917 is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Optoma EH490 only has three HDMI ports.
Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 7dB louder than the Optoma EH490 (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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SU917 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Optoma EH490 is a 16W RMS rated power projector (6W higher).
One less built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Benq SU917 is one, but the Optoma EH490 only has two built-in speakers.
1% higher power consumption in economy mode Edit
The Benq SU917 has a power consumption in economy mode of 330W. That's 1W higher than the Optoma EH490 (329W).
Older by over one year
The Benq SU917 is 13 months older than the Optoma EH490.
8 Reasons Against
A little dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH490 is only 4,600 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter).
A little smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a lamp power of 310W, whereas the Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector (30W bigger).
Moderately smaller offset Edit
The Optoma EH490 has an offset of 116%, however the Benq SU917 is a 120% offset projector (4% bigger).
Heavier Edit
Optoma EH490 is 4.6kg heavy, but the Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (900g lighter).
29.7mm wider Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a 369mm wide projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is a 339.3mm wide projector (29.7mm narrower).
More expensive by £113
The Optoma EH490 is £112.86 more expensive than the Benq SU917.
Not as many stockists
The Optoma EH490 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Benq SU917 is stocked by 5 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
£9.93 more expensive to run over five years
The Optoma EH490 costs £138.61 to run which is £9.93 more to run than the Benq SU917 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

24 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 124.99
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 128.68
Purchase price £ 958.80
Total cost of ownership £ 1,087.48
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.92
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 138.61
Purchase price £ 1,071.66
Total cost of ownership £ 1,210.27
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.64T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 10000:1
 10000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,600 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 70%
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
BEST
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.2 - 301.1
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,000h 3,500h
BEST
Lamp Power
340W
BEST
310W
Lamp Service Life
2,300h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6x
Throw Ratio
 1.41 - 2.24:1
 1.41 - 2.24:1
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset
120%
BEST
116%
Aperture Range
2.42 - 2.95 2.5 - 3.26
Focal Length Range
20.77 - 31.13 0.91 - 32.63
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 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
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 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
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
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
3D Format
 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
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio input
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio output
D-Sub PC in Port
 D-Sub PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Input
 Microphone input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 2
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link (MHL)

Networking

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

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 29dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
34dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
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
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Preset Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W 16W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Portable
 Portable
Colour
 Black
 Grey
 White
 Black
 Grey
 White
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
390W
BEST
421W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
330W 329W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 5 - 45

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg
BEST
4.6kg
Height
147.3mm 132mm
BEST
Depth
260.3mm
BEST
295mm
Width
339.3mm
BEST
369mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

RS-232C Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RS-232C port
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