Close
Share on
Benq TH681
Benq TH681
7 Images

Loading image...

Benq TH681 Projector

12000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years

Available from international sellers only

Tell Me When It Becomes Available See International Prices
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Chip.de, hifitest.de and Les Numeriques.com this Benq data projector has an overall expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 234 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Benq projector is 90 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some Benq TH681 owners considered that the product was good value for money. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Overall, great product for the price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Excellent value for money”. Amazon Customer also said “Best projector money can buy”.

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Badger39 said on Amazon “The best cheap thrills around”. Badger39 also mentioned “It is that kind of bargain”. Bill mentioned three years ago “The same features (minus the lens shift) I Bought myself a real bargain”.

Some people wrote that it was cheap. Konstantinos Vathakos mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Really small, well built, definitely recommend this for a not expensive projector!”. Mr B N Armstrong wrote “I can highly recommend this projector to anyone wishing to create a home cinema system on a budget, you won't be disappointed especially when it comes to viewing 3d content” and gave the Benq TH681 a score of 4 stars. Two years ago S C wrote “I didn't have £1500 + to spare, I saw this projector on special offer and thought I would give it a try” in their review of the Benq TH681 and rated the product 5 stars.

Read more Less

Nice Design

Several Benq TH681 owners who bought it thought it was good looking. A. Kwabula said “It also looks gorgeous in while”. Badger39 gave the Benq TH681 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Benq TH681 review on Amazon “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”. Bluepie scored it 4 stars and wrote “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful”.

One customer who bought the product thought it was rough. Dr. M. Clayton gave the Benq TH681 an excellent review and mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq TH681 was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson mentioned “Moving objects very smooth” although he gave it a score of 2 stars.

Read more Less

Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-one Benq TH681 owners who purchased the product said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill wrote in his review “3d is simply stunning” however he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Christopher Atkinson mentioned on Amazon “Stunning 3D”. Christopher Atkinson also wrote “I must confess I was sceptical how good the 3D would be”.

Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. A. Kwabula gave the product a very good rating and mentioned “Amazing Picture Quality” in their review. A. Kwabula also said “The picture quality is amazing”. Two years ago Alan B. gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Quality is awesome”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup. A mentioned in their review of this projector “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q”. Dr. You wrote “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their Benq TH681 review. Geoffrey Bridge mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up with HDMI or VGA” in his review of this projector.

A number of Benq TH681 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use. A. Sloggett gave the Benq TH681 a very good review and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended”. Amazon Customer wrote “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture”. D. Hazlie wrote “Excellent projector and easy to use” .

A few people who purchased this projector said that it was easy to use the menus. Morgon wrote “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating”. Morgon also mentioned “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. Two years ago S C said “These are the settings that work for me” in their review of this projector.

Several Benq TH681 reviewers thought the Benq TH681 had a good experience. Two years ago Dmitirjs said in their review of the Benq TH681 on Amazon “We find it really enjoyable cinema-like experience with no overwhelming noises” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Midland Bank said on Amazon in the same month “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience”.

Read more Less

Good Connectivity

Several Benq TH681 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz said two years ago “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” in their review. Jon mentioned in his Benq TH681 review on Amazon “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had”. Kevin Condron wrote on Amazon two years ago “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great” in his review and scored the product 5 stars.

One Benq TH681 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections.

One person considered that this projector was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong wrote on Amazon “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite” in his review of the Benq TH681.

Read more Less

Good Picture Quality

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TH681 had good picture quality. Amazon Customer said in their review “It's bright, with great image quality”. Amazon Customer also said “The image quality is perfect”. Bluepie mentioned on Amazon “Decent picture quality for a budget projector”.

Several Benq TH681 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Bluepie gave the Benq TH681 a rating of 4 stars and said “Good clarity and bright colours” in their Benq TH681 review. Jon said in his review of this projector on Amazon three years ago “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes”. Robert wrote on Amazon “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Alex wrote in his review on Amazon “Perfect for movies” and scored the Benq TH681 5 stars. Phil Uk mentioned “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his review and rated the product 5 stars.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had clear images. Bill mentioned on Amazon “I found the image clarity to be excellent” nonetheless he scored it 3 stars. One Benq TH681 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “Like its higher-end counterpart, this projector is designed for games, multimedia and movies”.

Read more Less

Good High Def TV

A few Benq TH681 owners who purchased the Benq TH681 agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A mentioned on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You wrote in their Benq TH681 review on Amazon “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.”. Three years ago Drew mentioned “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector” and scored the product 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people who reviewed the Benq TH681 mentioned that it was quiet. Alex wrote on Amazon “When the room is silent we can hear it.” in his review. Dr. You rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Benq TH681 review on Amazon “It is quite quiet to me”. J D. said in their review of this projector “The fan noise I would say is quiet” and rated it as excellent.

A number of Benq TH681 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was noisy. Two years ago A said “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal”. Alan B. mentioned on Amazon “Not too noisy either” in his Benq TH681 review. Krussel said on Amazon three years ago “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

Read more Less

Good Sound Quality

A few Benq TH681 reviewers who reviewed the Benq TH681 considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Only downside is the sound” and scored the Benq TH681 5 stars. Cornwallnick wrote in their Benq TH681 review three years ago “Bonus - surround sound turned up”. Elena Miltseva rated the Benq TH681 as very good and she mentioned “Parcel packaged well, ordered the projector came to Russia safe and sound, fast delivery” in her review of this projector.

Robust

A few people who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Alan B. said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Even has a built in speaker”. Amazon Customer said “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.” in their review of this projector.

Good Brand

Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Chart Hide Chart

OK Running Costs

The TH681 is typical compared to the other 150 data projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the TH681 will cost £91 over 1 year to run.

Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TH681 had good features. Mr. P Le Page rated it 5 stars and she said in her review “Easy to setup and good features”.

Good Remote Control

Two people who reviewed this projector wrote that it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong said “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote” in his review of the Benq TH681 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr. P. J. Foster mentioned “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone” in their review of this projector.

Good Support

Several Benq TH681 reviewers who bought the Benq TH681 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Morgon said in their Benq TH681 review on Amazon three years ago “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person considered that this projector was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. said in his review on Amazon “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.

Good Battery Life

One Benq TH681 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Badger39 wrote on Amazon “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of Benq TH681 owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong said on Amazon “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons” in his Benq TH681 review. Phil Uk said on Amazon “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” but he rated it 5 stars.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TH681 which do not support full HD, the Benq TH681 supports full HD.

Alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W (£1,546.99).

What is full HD? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TH681 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TH681 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 1980WU (£1,346.73), or the PowerLite 580 both from Epson or the Benq W710ST.

What is a built-in speaker(s)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq TH681 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the TH681 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the 1985WU (£1,677.06), or the 1975W (£1,546.99) both from Epson which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

What is Wi-Fi? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq TH681 does not support 3D. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the TH681 also do not support 3D.

What is 3D? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq TH681 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq TH681 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of this type and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. The best resolution of all data projectors of this age and spec is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

What does "supported graphics resolutions" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq TH681 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq MH680 (£458.85), the Epson PowerLite 955W (£724.78), or the Acer H6510.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the NEC M322X (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the Epson 1430Wi (3,300 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq TH681 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 27dB to 49dB.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the GP3 (£499.29), the W1080 (£839.99), or the W1500 all from Benq which has better reviews.

What does "noise level" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq TH681 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq TH681 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Low Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of projectors of a similar spec and age to the TH681 is 1M and the highest is 1,100M. At only 1.07 million, the Benq TH681 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the TH681.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Benq TH681 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a similar spec and age to the TH681 is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB. The Benq TH681 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 28 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only One Audio (L,R) in

The Benq TH681 is a one audio (L,R) in data projector.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq benq1080pprojectora99nn, other 9hjc37714e, apple 9hjc37713e, benq 9hjc37714e, benq 9hjc37713e, benq 1920x1080, benq b0xtza00, benq b0xtzs00, benq th681h
Barcodes 02050002698710, 04718755023347, 04718755051685, 05026686162110, 05054605190500, 05054629501153

Other Projectors to Consider

Optoma X600

Optoma
X600

£ 1,033.90
1,068.93M higher number of colours
Two more number of built-in speakerss
3,000 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity
Epson EB-1970W

Epson
EB-1970W

£ 1,037.00
Two audio in ports
One more HDMI port
40% brighter projector brightness
63% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode
NEC M302

NEC
M302

£ 772.10
Two HDMI ports quantitys
10W higher RMS rated power
1,500h longer service life of lamp
Only two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys
Benq GP10

Benq
GP10

£ 472.00
£45.51 cheaper to run
16,000h longer service life of lamp
23,500h longer service life of lamp (economic mode)
Hugely dimmer projector brightness
Infocus IN1146

Infocus
IN1146

£ 649.00
3x lighter
£57.69 cheaper to run
Vastly longer service life of lamp
2x dimmer projector brightness
Optoma DH1017

Optoma
DH1017

£ 804.00
1,068.93M higher number of colours
Two HDMI ports quantitys
1,200 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity
Feedback