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Benq SX914 Projector

XGA (1024x768) 35dB 6,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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The BeQ SX914 is the brightest choice for all your meetings. Light and compact with 6000 ANSI lumen brightness and 6500:1 contrast ratio, the BeQ SX914 offers superior viewing experience even in... More
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12 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Benq data projectors have good ratings on average and across all data projectors Benq is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Benq SX914 has a built-in speaker(s).

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Optoma HD30[plb_1915718_price], or the NEC NP-M352[plb_2272939_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Benq SX914 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the SX914.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the JVC DLA-X35[plb_1858338_price], or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq SX914 has a very bright projector brightness (6,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the SX914. The projector brightnesss of comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU[plb_1919039_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq SX914 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SX914 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite High Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of 120 kilohertz, the Benq SX914 has one of the higher vertical synchronization (max)s amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the SX914 the vertical synchronization (max)s range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq SX914 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq SX914 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the SX914 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq SX914 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

Data projectors that have been available for more than two years have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 0.1kHz and 110kHz. With a horizontal synchronization (max) of 102 kilohertz, the Benq SX914 has one of the higher horizontal synchronization (max)s amongst data projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SX914 range from 140W to 580W. With a bulb power of 350 Watts, the Benq SX914 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support full HD. The Benq SX914 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the JVC DLA-X35[plb_1858338_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq SX914 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the SX914 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq SX914 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors of this age and type is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Running Costs Are Very High

The SX914 is in the most expensive 11% of all 123 data projectors of a comparable age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the SX914 is £172.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors that came out more than two years ago the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h. At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SX914 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the SX914.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors of this age and type that we have assessed, the service life of lamp of the Benq SX914 of only 1,500 hour is one of the shortest. The average service life of lamp of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 7,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq SX914

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The Benq SX914 has a fairly standard noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 35dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7500[plb_1995206_price], or the Panasonic PT-RZ470[plb_1844617_price].

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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
Vertical Lens Shift Range
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
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
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
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
2D/3D Frequency Image
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Weight (without Accesories)
Native Resolution
HDMI
S-Video Port

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Bluesdeluxe94
Bluesdeluxe94 would recommend the BenQ SX914 (Verified Purchase)

Love the ease of use of this projector. Images are crisp and clear! Would buy again if needed...

Durable
Lightweight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £168.25
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £171.94
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00042111334360, 00840046026462, 04718755031540, 08400460264622

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