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28 Reasons For
Seven people who purchased the Benq TH681+ considered that it was good looking. A. Kwabula mentioned in their review of the Benq TH681+ last year “It also looks gorgeous in while” and scored the product very highly. Badger39 said on Amazon “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”. Bluepie wrote on Amazon “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful” in their review.
One person concluded that the Benq TH681+ was rough. Dr. M. Clayton said in their review of this projector last year “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel” . One customer who purchased this projector concluded that it was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson wrote on Amazon “Moving objects very smooth” in his Benq TH681+ review although he rated the product 2 stars.
A few Benq TH681+ owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Overall, great product for the price” and rated the product 4 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Excellent value for money”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Best projector money can buy”.
A few Benq TH681+ owners who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Badger39 wrote on Amazon “The best cheap thrills around”. Badger39 also said “It is that kind of bargain”. Two years ago Bill wrote in his Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “The same features (minus the lens shift) I Bought myself a real bargain” however he only gave it a score of 3 stars.
A few people said in their reviews that this projector was cheap. In November last year Konstantinos Vathakos wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Really small, well built, definitely recommend this for a not expensive projector!”. Two years ago Mr B N Armstrong he wrote “I can highly recommend this projector to anyone wishing to create a home cinema system on a budget, you won't be disappointed especially when it comes to viewing 3d content” in his review. Last year S C wrote in their review on Amazon “I didn't have £1500 + to spare, I saw this projector on special offer and thought I would give it a try”.
Good High Def TV
Some Benq TH681+ reviewers concluded that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. A said in their review of this projector on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD” and rated it 80 out of 100. Dr. You wrote “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.” in their review of this projector. Drew mentioned on Amazon “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector”.
Good Picture Quality
Sixteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Amazon Customer scored it 4 stars and wrote “It's bright, with great image quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image quality is perfect”. Two years ago Bluepie mentioned on Amazon “Decent picture quality for a budget projector” in their Benq TH681+ review and rated it 4 stars.
Five Benq TH681+ owners considered that this projector had good colour saturation. Bluepie said on Amazon “Good clarity and bright colours” in their review of this projector. Jon said on Amazon “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes”. Robert said “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”.
Several Benq TH681+ owners thought this projector was good for watching movies. Last year Alex scored this projector very highly and he said on Amazon “Perfect for movies”. Also last year Phil Uk said “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his review of the Benq TH681+.
One Benq TH681+ owner wrote that this projector had clear images. Two years ago Bill mentioned “I found the image clarity to be excellent” but he scored the product 60 out of 100.
One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good for playing games on. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Benq TH681+ on expert review site Digital Versus “Like its higher-end counterpart, this projector is designed for games, multimedia and movies”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Some people thought this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Bill wrote in his review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “3d is simply stunning” however he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Christopher Atkinson said in his review “Stunning 3D”. Christopher Atkinson also said “I must confess I was sceptical how good the 3D would be”.
Easy to Use
Thirteen Benq TH681+ owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. A said “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their Benq TH681+ review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Dr. You mentioned on Amazon “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review of the Benq TH681+ and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Geoffrey Bridge wrote “Easy to set up with HDMI or VGA” in his review of this projector.
A number of Benq TH681+ owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. A. Sloggett mentioned in November this year “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended” in their review of the Benq TH681+ and scored this projector 5 stars. D. Hazlie wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Excellent projector and easy to use”. Dr. M. Clayton wrote on Amazon “It's easy to use, lightweight” in their Benq TH681+ review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Several customers who purchased the Benq TH681+ reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Morgon said “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Morgon also said “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. S C said in their Benq TH681+ review “These are the settings that work for me”.
Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good experience. Dmitirjs mentioned in their Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “We find it really enjoyable cinema-like experience with no overwhelming noises”. In November last year Midland Bank wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience”.
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A few Benq TH681+ reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz rated this projector 80 out of 100 and said “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” in their review of this projector. Jon said “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had”. Kevin Condron wrote in his review of the Benq TH681+ “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One Benq TH681+ reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections.
One person considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong gave the Benq TH681+ a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite” in his review.
Good Product Quality
Some Benq TH681+ owners who bought the Benq TH681+ agreed that it was good quality. A. Kwabula mentioned on Amazon “Amazing Picture Quality” in their review of this projector. A. Kwabula also said “The picture quality is amazing”. Alan B. gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Quality is awesome” in his Benq TH681+ review.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some Benq TH681+ reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Alex gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon in November last year “When the room is silent we can hear it.”. Amazon Customer wrote “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use”. Last year Dr. You rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “It is quite quiet to me”.
Five customers thought it was noisy. A said on Amazon “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Alan B. said in his review of the Benq TH681+ in November last year “Not too noisy either”. Krussel mentioned in their Benq TH681+ review “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.
Good Sound Quality
Some Benq TH681+ owners concluded that it had good sound quality. In November this year Amazon Customer mentioned in their Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “Only downside is the sound”. Two years ago Cornwallnick wrote on Amazon “Bonus - surround sound turned up”. Elena Miltseva said “Parcel packaged well, ordered the projector came to Russia safe and sound, fast delivery” in her review of the Benq TH681+.
Running Costs Are Low
The TH681+ is in the cheapest 13% of all 8 multimedia projectors of this age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the TH681+ will cost only £91 over 1 year to run.
The TH681+ is a popular choice of multimedia projector according to sales data from Amazon.
A number of people considered that the product was well made. Alan B. mentioned in his review on Amazon “Even has a built in speaker” and rated it as excellent. Amazon Customer said “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.” in their Benq TH681+ review and scored it 80 out of 100.
Benq Has Good Projector Reviews
Benq 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior brands.
Good Technical Features
A number of customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it had good features. Mr. P Le Page wrote in her Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “Easy to setup and good features” and rated the product as very good.
Good Remote Control
Two people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong wrote in his review of this projector “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Mr. P. J. Foster said this year “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone” in their review of this projector.
A number of Benq TH681+ reviewers who bought the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Morgon wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Benq TH681+ reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TH681+ was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. wrote on Amazon “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.
Good Battery Life
One Benq TH681+ owner who reviewed the Benq TH681+ thought it had a good battery life. Badger39 said on Amazon “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.”.
Supports Full HD Projection
Unlike most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TH681+ which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq TH681+ supports Full HD projection.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the TH681+ which do not support 3D image projection, the Benq TH681+ supports 3D image projection.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq TH681+ has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681+.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq TH681+ is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the TH681+ native projector resolutions range from nHD (640x360) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The Benq TH681+ supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the TH681+. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. Across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the TH681+ the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Very Quiet Noise Level
The average noise level of 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681+ is 36dB. The Benq TH681+ has a quite quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681+.
Supports Four Video Colour Modes
The Benq TH681+ has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors that have been available for more than a year. This Benq data projector supports a Cinema video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by projectors of this spec and age. The video colour modes "Dynamic", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this multimedia projector.
The average width of data projectors of this spec and age is 330mm. With a width of only 311.81 millimeters, the Benq TH681+ is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released one year ago.
The weights of projectors of this spec and age range from 2.5kg to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. With a weight of only 2.6 kilograms, the Benq TH681+ is one of the lighter 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the TH681+ amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.
7 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
A few customers who purchased the Benq TH681+ reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago Mr B N Armstrong mentioned in his review “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons” but in spite of that he still gave it a score of 4 stars. Phil Uk said “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine”.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TH681+ do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq TH681+ is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
At only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TH681+ has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681+. The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 3,600 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 3,200 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens.
Very Small Lamp Power
The average lamp power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the TH681+ is 230W, and the lamp power range from 210W to 260W. At only 210 Watts, the Benq TH681+ has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TH681+.
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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The service life of lamp in economic mode of 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 5,000h to 10,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the Benq TH681+ has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the TH681+.
Quite Short Lamp Service Life
At only 4,000 hours, the Benq TH681+ has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year. The shortest lamp service life of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TH681+ is 3,000h and the longest is 5,000h.
Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The Benq TH681+ is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TH681+ have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
1 Other reason to consider the Benq TH681+
Released Over a Year Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market for over a year.
Native Projector Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
45 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.59 - 2.87
Focal Length Range
16.88 - 21.88
3D Image Projection
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
Cinema, Dynamic, Presentation, SRGB
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Frame packing, Frame Sequential, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
D-Sub PC in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
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Having owned this projector for a few weeks now and watched numerous Blu-ray and DVD content, this projector never fails to impress.
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This may be only a 720p resolution projector but I found the image clarity to be excellent. 3d is simply stunning. I have a 100 inch screen watched from about 10ft away.Now my eye sight is not... Read more…
I love movies and so it seems does the BenQ TH681. It really handles well all genres of movie you throw at it.
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Really happy with this projector. Quality with Blu Ray source is superb. On board speakers are not very good but we connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience. 7ft... Read more…
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