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Benq PW9520

£3,623.93
A 2 year old 2800:1 1280 x 720 data projector with adequate features but a price that represents not very good value for money
2800:1 WXGA (1280x720) No 39dB Sep 2015
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Benq PW9520 Review

Released 2 years ago and with mediocre features, we have ranked the Benq PW9520 number 990 across all projectors.
16
Poor
47
Average Features
66
1 Year Old
22
£219 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £219 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite big bulb power
Very short service life of lamp
Does not have a built-in speaker

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £3,496.60 at Just Projectors 3 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Benq PW9520 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. 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 £3,623.93 it is more expensive than 90% of projectors.

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Features

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq PW9520 of only 2,500h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 12% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq PW9520 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Benq PW9520 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other data projectors. 76% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Benq PW9520 of 280W is in the biggest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq PW9520 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq PW9520 of 39dB is quite loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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1280 X 720 Resolution

The Benq PW9520 has a 1280 x 720 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x720). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq PW9520 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 11% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PW9520 is in the most expensive 7% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on passable energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PW9520 is £219.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq benqpw9520bun, benq 9hjdf7726e, benq p232796p, benq p230956p
Barcodes 04718755057250
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28h longer service life of lamp
Quieter noise level
5 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness
£2,830 Cheaper
67% longer service life of lamp
10dB quieter noise level
50% dimmer projector brightness
£2,904 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by £104.16
A lot quieter noise level
2x dimmer projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
15% brighter projector brightness
£3,096 More Expensive
£3,236 Cheaper
65% cheaper to run
Longer service life of lamp
Vastly dimmer projector brightness

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