Benq GP3 vs Epson EB-945

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Benq GP3
Epson EB-945

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Significantly longer service life of lamp Edit
The Benq GP3 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Epson EB-945 is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h shorter).
Card reader integrated Edit
The Benq GP3 has a card reader integrated, but the Epson EB-945 does not.
13% quieter noise level Edit
The Benq GP3 is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Epson EB-945 (37dB). 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.

A little quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq GP3 is a 28dB noise level (in economic mode) projector, whereas the Epson EB-945 is a 29dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB louder).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The Benq GP3 has two number of built-in speakerss, however the Epson EB-945 only has one number of built-in speakers.
7x lower power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
Benq GP3 is 30W power consumption during PowerSave, but the Epson EB-945 is a 234W power consumption during PowerSave projector (204W higher).
Five times lighter Edit
The Benq GP3 has a weight of 560g, however the Epson EB-945 is a 2.9kg heavy projector (2.3kg heavier).
81% cheaper to run
Over five years the Benq GP3 only costs £18.11 to run but the Epson EB-945 costs £93.51 to run (416% more). Read more
3 Reasons For
2,700 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Epson EB-945 is 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq GP3 is only a 300 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,700 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Epson EB-945 has an ethernet LAN, however the Benq GP3 does not have an ethernet LAN.
12W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Epson EB-945 has an RMS rated power of 16W, however the Benq GP3 is only a 4W RMS rated power projector (12W lower).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Nine times dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Benq GP3 has a projector brightness of 300 ANSI lumens, however the Epson EB-945 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,700 ANSI lumens brighter).
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Benq GP3 does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Epson EB-945 has an ethernet LAN.
3x lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq GP3 has an RMS rated power of 4W, whereas the Epson EB-945 is a 16W RMS rated power projector (12W higher).
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9 Reasons Against
3x shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Epson EB-945 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h, however the Benq GP3 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h longer).
Does not have a card reader integrated Edit
The Epson EB-945 does not have a card reader integrated, however the Benq GP3 has a card reader integrated.
Louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-945 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 4dB louder than the Benq GP3 (37dB). 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.

1dB louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Epson EB-945 has a noise level (economic mode) of 29dB, however the Benq GP3 is a 28dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB quieter).
One less number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Epson EB-945 is one, but the Benq GP3 only has two number of built-in speakerss.
204W higher power consumption (PowerSave) Edit
The Epson EB-945 is a 234W power consumption during PowerSave projector, whereas the Benq GP3 is a 30W power consumption during PowerSave projector (204W lower).
Hugely heavier Edit
Epson EB-945 is 2.9kg heavy, but the Benq GP3 is a 560g heavy projector (2.3kg lighter).
Older by one month
The Epson EB-945 is one month older than the Benq GP3.
Higher running costs over five years by £75.40
Over five years the Epson EB-945 costs £93.51 to run which is £75.40 more to run than the Benq GP3. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 14.42
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 18.11
Electricity cost - switched on £ 90.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.46
Total running cost £ 93.51

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.09T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.09 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
2
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
300 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 40 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.63"
Uniformity
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,100 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.69 - 2.75
Projection Distance (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.69 - 2.75
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.69 - 2.75
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
20 - 160 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
30,000W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,000h
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Service Life of Lamp
20,000h
BEST
5,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.16:1
 1.16:1
Offset
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.51 - 1.99
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2 - 29.2
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 sRGB
 Dynamic
BEST
Video Processing
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 bit
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
 PC Audio out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDHC
 SD
 SDHC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST
 Card reader integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
33dB
BEST
37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB
BEST
29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 99 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Preset Modes
 Cinema
 Custom
 Standard
 Game
 Bright
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 Cinema
 Custom
 Standard
 Game
 Bright
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
2D/3D Frequency Image
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
APE,FLAC,M4A,MP2,MP3,OGG,WAV Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
BEST
 JPG
 PNG
 BMP
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 3G2
BEST
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 3G2
RMS Rated Power
4W 16W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
2
BEST
1
Document Formats Supported
 DOC
 DOCX
 PDF
 PPT
 PPTX
 TXT
 XLS
 XLSX
 DOC
 DOCX
 PDF
 PPT
 PPTX
 TXT
 XLS
 XLSX

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.47W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
45W
BEST
281W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
30W
BEST
234W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
1.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
560g
BEST
2.9kg
Height
52.5mm 87mm
Depth
129.8mm 269mm
Width
140.3mm 297mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data EasyMP Monitor, EasyMP Multi PC Projection, EasyMP Network Projection
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
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