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Benq SW916

Benq SW916 Projector

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7500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 42dB Feb 2014
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9 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average projectors from Benq are rated 86 out of 100, which is in the top 24% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support 3D, the Benq SW916 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SW916 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the PT-TX301[pl_1944623_price], the PT-TW331[pl_2062153_price], or the PT-LX321[pl_2132094_price] all from Panasonic.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the SW916 is 3,500 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SW916's projector brightness is one of the brightest amongst 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Acer P7305[plb_2194407_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq SW916 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this projector has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq SW916 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Very Big Bulb Power

When compared to other projectors of this age and type that we have checked, the Benq SW916's bulb power of 350 Watts is one of the biggest. 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 190W and 350W, and the average bulb power is 230W.

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Fairly Big Offset

The Benq SW916 has one of the bigger offsets (123 percent) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been around for a similar time to the SW916 the offsets range from 10% to 130%.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SW916 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SW916 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the SW916, the Benq SW916 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic PT-TW331[plb_2062153_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Benq SW916 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 5 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the SW916. Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SW916 the RMS rated powers range from 5W to 8W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W.

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Heavy

The lightest 7500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector that has been available for more than two years is 2.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 3.4kg. At 3.7 kilograms, the Benq SW916 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq SW916 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the SW916 have two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The Benq SW916 has a very loud noise level (42 decibels) compared to most of the other 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the SW916. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SW916 the noise levels range from 34dB to 42dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the PT-LX321[pl_2132094_price] (35dB and higher rated), the PT-TX301[pl_1944623_price] (37dB and higher rated), or the PT-TW331[pl_2062153_price] (37dB and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.46W and 350W. At 340 Watts, the Benq SW916 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the 7500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the noise level (economic mode)s range from 29dB to 35dB. When compared to other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the SW916, the noise level (economic mode) of the Benq SW916 of 35 decibels is one of the loudest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq SW916

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the SW916 is £136 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 7 multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

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Expert Reviews

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £131.40
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £135.09
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p193768, benq p193768p
Barcodes 04718755047817

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