Benq SU917 vs Epson EB-1985WU

Benq SU917
Epson EB-1985WU

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4,800 ANSI lumens).
18% bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq SU917 has a bulb power of 340W. That's 60W bigger than the Epson EB-1985WU (280W).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Benq SU917 has an ethernet LAN, but the Epson EB-1985WU does not have an ethernet LAN.
Marginally quieter noise level Edit
The Benq SU917 has a noise level of 36dB, whereas the Epson EB-1985WU is a 39dB noise level projector (3dB louder). 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.

800g lighter Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector. That's 800g lighter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4.5kg).
£197 cheaper
The Benq SU917 is £196.93 cheaper than the Epson EB-1985WU.
6 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Epson EB-1985WU is 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Benq SU917 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h shorter).
700h longer service life of lamp Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU is a 3,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is only a 2,300h lamp service life projector (700h shorter).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU supports wi-Fi, whereas the Benq SU917 does not support wi-Fi. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

2dB quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector, whereas the Benq SU917 is a 34dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
6W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has an RMS rated power of 16W, whereas the Benq SU917 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (6W lower).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq SU917 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3,000h. That's 1,000h shorter than the Epson EB-1985WU (4,000h).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Benq SU917 is only 2,300h lamp service life. That's 700h shorter than the Epson EB-1985WU (3,000h).
Does not support wi-Fi Edit
The Benq SU917 does not support wi-Fi, whereas the Epson EB-1985WU supports wi-Fi. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
Benq SU917 is 34dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 2dB louder than the Epson EB-1985WU (32dB).
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SU917 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 6W lower than the Epson EB-1985WU (16W).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 sellers sells the Benq SU917, but 8 shops sell the Epson EB-1985WU. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
7 Reasons Against
200 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a projector brightness of 4,800 ANSI lumens, however the Benq SU917 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller bulb power Edit
Epson EB-1985WU is only 280W lamp power, but the Benq SU917 is a 340W lamp power projector (60W bigger).
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Benq SU917 has an ethernet LAN.
Louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU is a 39dB noise level projector. That's 3dB louder than the Benq SU917 (39dB). 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.

18% heavier Edit
The Epson EB-1985WU has a weight of 4.5kg, however the Benq SU917 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (800g lighter).
More expensive by £197
The Epson EB-1985WU is £196.93 more expensive than the Benq SU917.
Older by six months
The Epson EB-1985WU is six months older than the Benq SU917.

Date Released

25 months Ago 31 months Ago

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 £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,800 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,400 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,000h 4,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
340W
BEST
280W
Service Life of Lamp
2,300h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
120% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.95 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.13 23 - 38.4
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
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 2
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2 2
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
36dB
BEST
39dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
34dB 32dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 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
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Grey
 White
 Black
 Grey
 White
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Portable projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
390W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
330W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg
BEST
4.5kg
Height
147.3mm 125mm
Depth
260.3mm 292mm
Width
339.3mm 377mm

Packaging Content

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