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Benq SH940 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Mar 2013
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BeQ SH940 Full HD high brightness projector offers high brightness projection with Full HD image quality. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. Full HD resolution will give you... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,084 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its multimedia projectors.

Good Sound Quality

One Benq SH940 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased this projector thought it was good quality. It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com “Good sound quality and volume” however they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the SH940 which do not support full HD, the Benq SH940 supports full HD.

Other projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at include the EH-TW9200[pl_2826896_price], or the EH-TW6100W[pl_1797340_price] both from Epson or the Acer H9501[plb_1554532_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SH940 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the SH940.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the EH-TW6100W[pl_1797340_price], and the PowerLite 4855WU[pl_1969833_price] both from Epson or the Viewsonic Pro10100[plb_2207124_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq SH940 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (4,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH940 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic Pro10100[plb_2207124_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq SH940 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq data projector). This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

Amongst similar types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Uniformity

Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the SH940 have uniformitys of between 80% and 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%. At 125 percent, the Benq SH940 has a very big uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq SH940 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940 is 250W. At 300 Watts, the Benq SH940 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 65%.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq SH940 owner who reviewed the Benq SH940 concluded that it was not noisy. It Reviews.com said “Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video” in their review of this projector.

£376.98 Price Increase

The price of the SH940 has increased by £376.98 in the last 41 days.

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq SH940 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of this type and age do support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D including the EH-TW9200[pl_2826896_price], or the EH-TW6100W[pl_1797340_price] both from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SH940 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq SH940 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The SH940 is one of the least economic to run data projectors of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the SH940 will cost £146 over 1 year to run.

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Pricey

We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a comparable type and age. The cheapeast multimedia projector that was launched more than two years ago that we found costs £162 and the most expensive costs £19,058.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of data projectors of a similar age and type to the SH940 range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,700h. At only 3,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the SH940.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SH940 is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. The Benq SH940 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.2 kilograms, the Benq SH940 is one of the heavier projectors of this age and type amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940 have weights of between 2.2g and 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940 is 20dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. At 33 decibels, the Benq SH940 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq SH940

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Benq multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq SH940 has a fairly typical noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the SH940.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

20 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector delivers bright, high-resolution, high-quality data images...

4 000-lumen rating
1 920 by 1 080 resolution
Horizontal and vertical lens shift
1.5x zoom lens
Good sound quality and volume
Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video
18 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector offers a bright, high-quality?and high-resolution?data image, along with conveniences that include a 1.5x zoom lens and both vertical and horizontal lens shift...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Justin

I've had this projector for a couple of years now, and it's by far the best doctor I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice projectors. It's extremely bright colors are excellent and I do it... Read more…

Lens shift
Very bright
Poor Color Reproduction
Prominent Dlp Rainbows
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Pyronious
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great presentation projector for a room with some ambient light or where a larger screen is used. This projector is capable of producing very bright images. However at the brightest... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £141.65
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £145.34
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0.72T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163120856688, 00657837095886, 00840046026387, 04718755039539, 08400460263878

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