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Benq SH940 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Mar 2013
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BeQ SH940 Full HD high brightness projector offers high brightness projection with Full HD image quality. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. Full HD resolution will give you... More
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12 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Benq is one of the better rated projector brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Benq also has good ratings for its projectors.

Good Sound Quality

One Benq SH940 owner who bought this projector considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. It Reviews.com mentioned “Good sound quality and volume”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq SH940 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson EH-TW9200[plb_2826896_price], the Benq W7500[plb_1995206_price], or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SH940 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the SH940 do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq LW61[plb_1903532_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SH940 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940. The projector brightness of data projectors of a similar age and spec to the SH940 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq SH940 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the SH940. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all projectors that were released around the same time as the SH940.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Uniformity

Comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940 have uniformities of between 80% and 130%. The Benq SH940 has one of the biggest uniformities (125 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Offset

Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the SH940 have offsets of between 0.03% and 140%, and the average offset is 100%. At 125 percent, the Benq SH940 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

At 300 Watts, the Benq SH940 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the SH940. Projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SH940 have lamp power of between 140W and 420W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 65% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq SH940 owner said that the product was not noisy. It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector “Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video” .

Price Has Recently Increased by £376.98

The SH940 has increased in price by £376.98 yesterday.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq SH940 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq LW61[plb_1903532_price], the Epson EH-TW9200[plb_2826896_price], or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the SH940 is £146, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors of this type and age.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq SH940 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Cheap

Projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range in price from £134 to £18,999. We think that this projector looks expensive compared to other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of this age and type is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB. At 36 decibels, the Benq SH940 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the SH940 is 6,900h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of projectors of a comparable age and type to the SH940 is 7,900h, and the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The Benq SH940 has a quite short lamp service life (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SH940.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the SH940 is 810M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq SH940 has one of the lowest numbers of colours amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq SH940 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the SH940 is 20dB and the loudest is 40dB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq SH940

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the SH940 over three years ago.

Specification

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Horizontal Keystone Correction
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Native Aspect Ratio
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Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
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3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
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Battery Included
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
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Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

20 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector delivers bright, high-resolution, high-quality data images...

4 000-lumen rating
1 920 by 1 080 resolution
Horizontal and vertical lens shift
1.5x zoom lens
Good sound quality and volume
Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video
18 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector offers a bright, high-quality?and high-resolution?data image, along with conveniences that include a 1.5x zoom lens and both vertical and horizontal lens shift...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Justin

I've had this projector for a couple of years now, and it's by far the best doctor I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice projectors. It's extremely bright colors are excellent and I do it... Read more…

Lens shift
Very bright
Poor Color Reproduction
Prominent Dlp Rainbows
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Pyronious
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great presentation projector for a room with some ambient light or where a larger screen is used. This projector is capable of producing very bright images. However at the brightest... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £141.65
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £145.34
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq weight, benq p158341, benq p158341p, benq 9hj8a7715, benq 9hj8a7715e, special 9hj8a7715, special 9hj8a7715e, benq 1080p9hj8a7715, benq 1080p9hj8a7715e
Barcodes 00088037896049, 00151903606216, 00163120856688, 00657837095886, 00840046026387, 00898029656779, 04718755039539, 08400460263878

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