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Benq SH960

A 4 year old 3000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with satisfactory features but high running costs
3000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 41dB Oct 2013
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Benq SH960 Review

With average features and at over 3 years old,
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Average Features
37
3 Years Old
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£283 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £283 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 5% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
HD-Ready
Fairly big bulb power
Fairly loud noise level
Very short service life of lamp

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Benq SH960 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

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


Features

HD-Ready

The Benq SH960 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the Benq SH960 of 330W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Benq SH960 of 5,500 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq SH960 of 41dB is in the loudest 3% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Benq SH960 of only 2,000h is in the shortest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SH960 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Benq SH960 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other projectors, the Benq SH960 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of multimedia projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq SH960 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq SH960 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the SH960 in October 2013.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The SH960 has an average 1 year running cost of £283 based on fine energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq lcd projector lamp 5jj4l05021
Barcodes 00022811271660, 00680951777253, 00840046022440, 04718755031250
65% cheaper to run
34% longer service life of lamp
11% quieter noise level
2x dimmer projector brightness
£203.76 cheaper to run
Longer service life of lamp
A lot quieter noise level
Two times dimmer projector brightness

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