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Benq SX914 Projector

XGA (1024x768) 35dB 6,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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The BeQ SX914 is the brightest choice for all your meetings. Light and compact with 6000 ANSI lumen brightness and 6500:1 contrast ratio, the BeQ SX914 offers superior viewing experience even in... More
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BenQ SX914 DLP Projector XGA 6000 lumens Quick Review
BenQ SX914 DLP Projector XGA 6000 lumens Reviews

14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX914 which do not support 3D image projection, the Benq SX914 supports 3D image projection.

Other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to look at include the Epson Home Cinema 3000[plb_3060356_price], or the Optoma HD141[plb_2415610_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma H181X[plb_2591464_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SX914, the Benq SX914 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[plb_2187387_price].

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SX914 that we have checked, the projector brightness of the Benq SX914 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the SX914 is 75 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SX914 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq SX914 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SX914 is 1W and the highest is 20W. At 20 Watts, the Benq SX914 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX914.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq SX914 is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the SX914 only have one built-in speaker.

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Quite High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The Benq SX914 has one of the higher maximum vertical synchronization (120 kilohertz) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SX914 the maximum vertical synchronization range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz, and the average maximum vertical synchronization is 74kHz.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq SX914 is a two HDMI port data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX914 only have one HDMI port.

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Quite High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

With a maximum horizontal synchronization of 102 kilohertz, the Benq SX914 has a quite high maximum horizontal synchronization compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the SX914. The maximum horizontal synchronization of projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SX914 range from 32kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 90kHz.

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq SX914 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX914. The numbers of colours of similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SX914 range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 290M.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

At 350 Watts, the Benq SX914 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The smallest lamp power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 130W, the biggest is 580W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The average lamp power in economic mode of projectors that came out more than two years ago is 2,300W. The Benq SX914 has one of the brighter lamp powers in economic mode (2,000 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 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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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD projection. The Benq SX914 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to look at including the Epson Home Cinema 3000[plb_3060356_price], or the Optoma HD141[plb_2415610_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq SX914 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the SX914 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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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 that have been around for around the same time as the SX914 is 4,500h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 600h to 10,000h. At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SX914 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the SX914.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The Benq SX914 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 1,500 hour) amongst data projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SX914 range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,700h.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Benq SX914 is a one audio in port data projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type have one audio in port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq SX914

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the SX914 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Benq SX914 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price] (33dB), or the Epson EH-TW490[plb_1731975_price] (37dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq SX914 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
D-Sub PC in Port
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Other Features
S-Video Port
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Bluesdeluxe94
Bluesdeluxe94 would recommend the BenQ SX914 (Verified Purchase)

Love the ease of use of this projector. Images are crisp and clear! Would buy again if needed...

Durable
Lightweight

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Electricity cost when switched on £168.25
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £171.94
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq sx914
Barcodes 00042111334360, 00779184207979, 00793426829804, 00840046026462, 04718755031540, 08400460264622

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