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Benq SH960
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Benq SH960 Projector

£6,842.10
£1,798.80 £5,043.30 cheaper than 83 days ago
3000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 41dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Jun 2012
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Designed to excel in the most demanding settings, the SH960 boasts an energy-efficient dual-lamp system to achieve a stunning Full HD projection with 5500 ANSI lumen ultra-high brightness and... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average projectors made by Benq are rated 86 out of 100, which is in the top 27% of all projector manufacturers that we have analysed.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the SH960 which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq SH960 supports Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SH960 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH960 is 3,500 ANSI lumens. At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq SH960 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Hitachi CP-WX8265[plb_1900979_price] (6,500 ANSI lumens).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq SH960 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH960 ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq SH960 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this age and type. This multimedia projector also support a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The Benq SH960 has a maximum native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the native resolution of the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This data projector's native resolution (1080p (1920x1080)) is actually the best native resolution amongst all data projectors that came out around the same time as the SH960.

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is the worst native resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq SH960 is a two built-in speaker data projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type only have one built-in speaker.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 140W to 400W. At 330 Watts, the Benq SH960 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH960.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq SH960 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price].

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq SH960 does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Benq SH960 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago is 230h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH960 the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The Benq SH960 has a very short lamp service life (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the SH960.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq SH960 has a very low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SH960. The average number of colours of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 260M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Benq SH960 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the SH960 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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High Running Costs

The SH960 is in the most expensive 2% of all 92 data projectors of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the SH960 will cost £283 over 1 year to run.

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Only One Component Video in Port

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the SH960 have between one and two component video in ports, including the Benq SH960 which has one component video in port.

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Very Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 41 decibels, the Benq SH960 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The quietest noise level of data projectors of this age and spec is 26dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Heavy

When compared to other data projectors that came out around the same time as the SH960 that we have assessed the weight of, the Benq SH960's weight of 13 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of data projectors of this spec and age range from 230g to 30kg.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the SH960, the Benq SH960's noise level in economy mode of 35 decibels is one of the loudest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq SH960

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this data projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DC-In Jack
HDMI Version
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £274.65
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £282.02
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq SH960uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.4T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
36
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers special sh960, special sh960p, benq 9hj4l7716, special sh960pr, benq 9hj4l7716e, special sh960pro, special sh960proj
Barcodes 00840046022440, 04718755026621

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