Benq PW9500
Benq PW9500
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Overall Score

Benq PW9500 Recommended
A 3 year old 2800:1 280 x 800 projector with poor features
2800:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 39dB Jan 2014
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Benq PW9500 Review

Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£232 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It has received a "Recommended" award from Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £232 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 7% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector is missing some features:
Quite short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode

Benq PW9500 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

This projector received a "Recommended" award from review site who thought that this Benq multimedia projector was very good.

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,098 user and expert reviews (including 275 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically within its data projectors range. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Benq PW9500 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors that we have assessed, the service life of lamp of the Benq PW9500 of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq PW9500 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq PW9500 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Benq PW9500 has one of the louder noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Benq PW9500 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq PW9500 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (5,700 ANSI lumens) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Benq released the PW9500.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PW9500 is £232 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 1,758 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755049590

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