Benq SH963
Benq SH963
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Benq SH963

A 4 year old 8300:1 1920 x 1080 projector with average features
8300:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 41dB Aug 2013
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Benq SH963 Review

Average Features
4 Years Old
£305 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 33?

Sony data 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £305 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 5% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
Supports full HD
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level

Benq SH963 In-Depth Analysis


Benq Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,098 owner and expert reviews (including 275 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has very good reviews. We also found that Benq has very good reviews 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.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this Benq projector looks expensive compared to other projectors. We checked 1,099 projectors and they range in price from £106 to £17,495.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq SH963 and the United Kingdom price of £4,999.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,898.00 (£5,079.48).

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq SH963 has one of the bigger bulb powers (350 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq SH963 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq SH963 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 41 decibels, the Benq SH963 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors. The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq SH963 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this Benq projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all data projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SH963 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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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 Benq SH963 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (6,000 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the SH963 will cost £305 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046026394, 04718755039546

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