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Benq SH940 Projector

£2,098.97
50000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £145.34 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and handyplex.de have rated this projector on average 71%.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 1,984 user and expert reviews, Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 50000:1 contrast ratio data projectors compared to other manufacturers.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 1% (1%)

There was a cheaper price of £2,075.98 at PC World Business 89 days ago.

Not Cheap

We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The cheapeast projector of this type and age that we found costs £1,099 and the most expensive costs £2,099.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when Benq released the SH940.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq SH940 supports full HD, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SH940 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of its better review score, the Epson EH-TW6100W (£1,599) is also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector that we have assessed the projector brightness of, the Benq SH940's projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The projector brightnesses of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens.

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Performance

Very Loud Noise Level

50000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise levels of between 29dB and 36dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. When compared to other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector that we have checked, the Benq SH940's noise level of 36 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq SH940 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq SH940 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other 50000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq SH940 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq SH940 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector, the Benq SH940 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq SH940 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 5,300h.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The SH940 is in the most expensive 1% of all the projectors of this age and type that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the SH940 is £146.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj8a7715e, benq 1920x1080
Barcodes 00088037896049, 00132017739137, 00151903606216, 00163120856688, 00168141609626, 00172302796834, 00657837095886, 00804067181470, 00809393893035, 00840046026387, 00898029656779, 04718755039539, 08400460263878

Benq SH940 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq SH940 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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