Benq PU953
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Benq PU953

A 2 year old 2800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector with passable features but a price that represents not very good value for money
2800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Sep 2015
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Benq PU953 Review

Released 2 years ago and with mediocre features,
Average Features
1 Year Old
£232 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £232 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Has a DVI port
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Benq PU953 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

We checked 2,105 expert and owner reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has mediocre features and at £5,003.10 it is more expensive than 94% of projectors.


WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Benq PU953 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq PU953's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 10% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq PU953 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq PU953 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Benq PU953's noise level of 39dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Benq PU953's projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on passable usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PU953 is £232, which makes it one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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