Benq SU917 vs Optoma EH490

Benq SU917
Optoma EH490

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A bit brighter projector brightness Edit
Benq SU917 is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma EH490 is only a 4,600 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A bit bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma EH490 is only a 310W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
Marginally bigger offset Edit
The Benq SU917 has an offset of 120%, however the Optoma EH490 is only a 116% offset projector (4% smaller).
Lighter Edit
Benq SU917 is 3.7kg heavy, but the Optoma EH490 is a 4.6kg heavy projector (900g heavier).
£9.93 cheaper to run
Over five years the Benq SU917 only costs £128.68 to run whereas the Optoma EH490 costs £138.61 to run (8% more). Read more
7 Reasons For
500h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h shorter).
24% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h, however the Benq SU917 is only a 2,300h lamp service life projector (700h shorter).
Three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a three HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Benq SU917 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 7dB quieter than the Benq SU917 (29dB). 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 lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH490 has an RMS rated power of 16W, however the Benq SU917 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (6W lower).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Optoma EH490 is two, but the Benq SU917 only has one number of built-in speakers.
1% lower power consumption (economy mode) Edit
The Optoma EH490 has a power consumption (economy mode) of 329W. That's 1W lower than the Benq SU917 (329W).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
500h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Optoma EH490 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h longer).
A lot shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq SU917 has a service life of lamp of 2,300h, however the Optoma EH490 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (700h longer).
Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Benq SU917 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma EH490 only has three HDMI ports quantitys.
Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 7dB louder than the Optoma EH490 (29dB). 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SU917 has an RMS rated power of 10W, however the Optoma EH490 is a 16W RMS rated power projector (6W higher).
One less number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Benq SU917 is one, but the Optoma EH490 only has two number of built-in speakerss.
1% higher power consumption (economy mode) Edit
The Benq SU917 has a power consumption (economy mode) of 330W. That's 1W higher than the Optoma EH490 (329W).
Older by over one year
The Benq SU917 is 13 months older than the Optoma EH490.
6 Reasons Against
A little dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH490 is only 4,600 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter).
A little smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma EH490 is a 310W lamp power projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector (30W bigger).
Moderately smaller offset Edit
The Optoma EH490 has an offset of 116%, however the Benq SU917 is a 120% offset projector (4% bigger).
Heavier Edit
Optoma EH490 is 4.6kg heavy, but the Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (900g lighter).
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£9.93 more expensive to run over five years
The Optoma EH490 costs £138.61 to run which is £9.93 more to run than the Benq SU917 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 124.99
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 128.68
Purchase price £ 1,246.98
Total cost of ownership £ 1,375.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.92
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 138.61

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.64T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,600 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 70%
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
BEST
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.2 - 301.1
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,000h 3,500h
BEST
Bulb Power
340W
BEST
310W
Service Life of Lamp
2,300h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6x
Throw Ratio
 1.41 - 2.24:1
 1.41 - 2.24:1
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset
120%
BEST
116%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.95 2.5 - 3.26
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.13 0.91 - 32.63
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2 2
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 29dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
34dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 16W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 Black
 Grey
 White
 Black
 Grey
 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 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
390W
BEST
421W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
330W 329W
BEST
USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 5 - 45

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg
BEST
4.6kg
Height
147.3mm 132mm
Depth
260.3mm 295mm
Width
339.3mm 369mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Technical Details

RS-232C
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RS-232C
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