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Benq W1400 Projector

£599.95
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Nov 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £130.92 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good product quality
Good picture quality
168 Reviews + 1 Award
avforums.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review websites Avforums.com thought that concluded that they would recommend this data projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This Benq data projector has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, e15.cz and lydogbillede.dk.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 188 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 1,984 owner and expert reviews (including 154 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this projector on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's full HD, supports 3D and is at the time of writing available for just a smidge over £1100, making it eye”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote in his review of this projector “It is a short throw DLP Projector offering full 1080P High Definition images, 3D and really good colour performance” and gave the Benq W1400 a score of 80 out of 100. Vivek Iyer said “Sky 3d looks amazing” in their review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

Fourteen customers considered that this projector had good picture quality. Mr. Alan T. Fidler gave the Benq W1400 a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Out of the box the picture quality is really very nice”. S B. mentioned on expert website Amazon “If you try to bring out some shadow detail the bright areas start to burn out” in their review of this projector. In April last year Vytautas Kubilius gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “The picture quality is great”.

Three customers mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Raj said two years ago “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box”. Amazon Customer gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this projector “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”. Keith W. said “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays”.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it had image ghosting. Mr. A. J. Nolan gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Also works very well with standard DVDs I did a little watching in 3D and it was a bit less impressive with some ghosting”.

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Good High Def TV

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Peterf said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector.I finally settled on the BenQ W1070+, largely because it fit my budget” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Nick Long wrote in his Benq W1400 review “Is this Projector worth it? Yes, on a good sale it is (< £700), if you are out to spend > 1k get a Full HD 3LCD Projector” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. He also said “All in full HD coolness” in his review.

Good Sound Quality

Twelve people thought it had good sound quality. Three years ago Mr. Alan T. Fidler wrote “It is a very popular item in Audio Video forums among Home Theatre hobbyists on limited budgets” in his review of this projector. Vishal Bhadauria said “It got impressive sound quality, which I never expected” in their review of the Benq W1400. Catchtwentytoo mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website Amazon “The sound is surprisingly good” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.


Design

Easy to Use

Eleven customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use. Mr. Alan T. Fidler gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “I recommend a maximum setting of Low for Frame interpolation should you decide to use it, turning off Brilliant Colour” in his review of the Benq W1400. Vytautas Kubilius wrote on expert review site Amazon last year “Easy to use”. Master Oz said “My advise is to use Hoya 72 mm HMC NDx2”.

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Raj scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon “The menu was easy to understand”. Two years ago Russ mentioned on expert website Amazon “Out of the box the settings are ok.”. Master Oz said “I recommend these settings”.

Five customers agreed that it was easy to setup. Vishal Bhadauria said on expert review site Amazon “It got amazing picture quality, sound quality, easy to setup and what else you need” in their review of this projector and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Toby.n mentioned “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Shellbyj gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Good quality, easy to set up”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of this projector “The BenQ W1400 is a hugely capable performer – the DLP projector handles Full HD”. They also wrote “A brighter picture and more confident motion handling” in their review. Mr. A. J. Nolan mentioned on expert review site Amazon “2D bluray picture and colour are superb and it handles motion very well” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-one customers said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site Expert Reviews “Impressive picture quality.” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Nick Long gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said on expert review site Amazon “Its still producing amazing quality images on my 14' wall” in his Benq W1400 review. Pete wrote “Excellent quality image, fantastic projector” and scored this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Six owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Two years ago Paul D. Saunders mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Apart from that pretty good”. Dan Wooller said on expert review site Amazon “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall” and scored this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mr R Galypchak wrote in his review of this projector on expert review site Amazon last year “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan”.

Robust

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Two years ago Russ he said in his review of this projector “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” in their Benq W1400 review. Giles Triffitt said “Very reliable”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Saad rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Built in speaker sound is good enough” in their review of this projector. Monkeyboy scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said “Built in speaker is ok”.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Benq W1400 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Nineteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector “The only major difference between is that the W1500 supports wireless video, so if you're happy to use a cable the W1400 is a significantly cheap”. River__s said “This is a quality product at a bargain price don't think just buy!”. Mr. Alan T. Fidler mentioned on expert website Amazon “A great short throw inexpensive 1080P Projector” in his review of the Benq W1400 and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Two people said in their reviews that it was expensive. Mr. Alan T. Fidler said “Other more expensive projectors offer better black performance than the BenQ models” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Catchtwentytoo wrote “When I contacted BenQ, they only seemed motivated for me to prove my purchase, seemingly unmoved to my frustration that their expensive product had crashed” but despite that they only rated it 2 stars out of 5.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The W1400 is typical compared to the other 161 data projectors of a comparable type and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W1400 is £131.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq W1400 supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq W1070 (£499) which is cheaper; or the TH682 (£639.99), or the MH680 (£459.14) both from Benq and both of which have better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1400 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Benq GP3 (£499.29) which is cheaper; or the Benq TH682 (£639.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

It is worth considering other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Acer K335 (£609.97).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1400 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The projector brightnesses of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

We compared this data projector to all the other 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Benq W1070 (£499) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the MH680 (£459.14) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the TH682 (£639.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Benq or the Epson PowerLite 955W (£722.45) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W1400 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq W1400 has a pretty typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq W1070 (£499) (31dB and cheaper).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq W1400 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1400 has a 3D glasses included, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1400 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W1400 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq W1400 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq W1400 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest service life of lamp of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 500h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Seven owners said that the Benq W1400 was quiet. Two years ago Realist scored this projector a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “Purchased this on a whim at the right time and its been running ever since and runs like a clock, cracking picture, quiet and worth every penny”. Sneakygloworm mentioned “Fan noise is inaudible if you run sound through a dedicated 5.1 or 7.1 setup” in their review of this projector. Amanda Coates gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote on expert website Amazon “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room” in her review of this projector.

Four owners who purchased this projector thought it was noisy. Saad scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Fan is little noisy”. Alex mentioned in his review of this projector two years ago “Fan stupidly loud” . In April last year Mr R Galypchak wrote in his review of this projector “Yes the projector is noticeably noisy”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj7p7717e, benq weight
Barcodes 04718755037559, 04718755050916, 05054230640951, 05054629371435

Benq W1400 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq W1400 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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