Benq SU917 vs Epson EB-1985WU

Benq SU917
Epson EB-1985WU

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4,800 ANSI lumens).
18% bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector. That's 60W bigger than the Epson EB-1985WU (280W).
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Benq SU917 has an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Epson EB-1985WU does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Marginally quieter noise level Edit
The Benq SU917 has a noise level of 36dB, whereas the Epson EB-1985WU is a 39dB noise level projector (3dB 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.

800g lighter Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector. That's 800g lighter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4.5kg).
12% narrower Edit
The Benq SU917 has a width of 339.3mm. That's 37.7mm narrower than the Epson EB-1985WU (377mm).
£573 cheaper
The Benq SU917 is £572.99 cheaper than the Epson EB-1985WU.
5 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,000h, but the Benq SU917 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h shorter).
700h longer lamp service life Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a lamp service life of 3,000h, whereas the Benq SU917 is only a 2,300h lamp service life projector (700h shorter).
WiFi connectivity Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Benq SU917 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

2dB quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is a 34dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
13 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4,000h).
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 2,300h lamp service life projector. That's 700h shorter than the Epson EB-1985WU (3,000h).
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Benq SU917 does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Epson EB-1985WU supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Louder noise level in economy mode Edit
Benq SU917 is 34dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 2dB louder than the Epson EB-1985WU (32dB).
Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Benq SU917, but 18 retailers sell the Epson EB-1985WU. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 Reasons Against
200 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a projector brightness of 4,800 ANSI lumens, however the Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a lamp power of 280W, but the Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector (60W bigger).
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Benq SU917 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU is a 39dB noise level projector. That's 3dB louder than the Benq SU917 (39dB). 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.

18% heavier Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a weight of 4.5kg, however the Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (800g lighter).
Slightly wider Edit
Epson EB-1985WU is 377mm wide, but the Benq SU917 is a 339.3mm wide projector (37.7mm narrower).
More expensive by £573
The Epson EB-1985WU is £572.99 more expensive than the Benq SU917.
Older by six months
The Epson EB-1985WU is six months older than the Benq SU917.

Date Released

24 months Ago 30 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 £ 850.80
Total cost of ownership £ 979.48
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

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).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 10000:1
 10000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,800 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,400 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,000h 4,000h
BEST
Lamp Power
340W
BEST
280W
Lamp Service Life
2,300h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
120% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2.42 - 2.95 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
20.77 - 31.13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
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
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
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 2
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 2
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

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

Performance

Noise Level
36dB
BEST
39dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
34dB 32dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Portable
 Portable
Colour
 Black
 Grey
 White
 Black
 Grey
 White
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Portable projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
390W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
330W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 90 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg
BEST
4.5kg
Height
147.3mm 125mm
BEST
Depth
260.3mm
BEST
292mm
Width
339.3mm
BEST
377mm

Packaging Content

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