Benq W1080 vs Benq W2000 vs Optoma HD161
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31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Sep 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2014
Benq W2000

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Benq W2000

£796.53
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured quiet 1080p projector, but representing only average value for money
64
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£59 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 15000:1 Yes Oct 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2015
Optoma HD161

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Optoma HD161

£986.50
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run quiet 1080p projector, with one of the highest contrast ratios available but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 40000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Sep 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2014
Benq W2000

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Benq W2000

£796.53
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured quiet 1080p projector, but representing only average value for money
64
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£59 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 15000:1 Yes Oct 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2015
Optoma HD161

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Optoma HD161

£986.50
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and very economical to run quiet 1080p projector, with one of the highest contrast ratios available but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 40000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014

Top Prices

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£958.45
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£1,055.33
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£986.50
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Reasons For

Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
4 Reasons For
Brighter Projector Brightness
The Benq W1080 has a projector brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq W2000 and the Optoma HD161 (2,000 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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500h Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Benq W1080 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector, and so does the Benq W2000. That's 500h longer than the Optoma HD161 (3,000h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
The average expert review score of the Benq W1080 is 81% based on 42 reviews, however the average rating of the Benq W2000 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
Better Les Numeriques.com Review Score
The Benq W1080 has a review score of 100% from Les Numeriques.com, whereas the rating of the Benq W2000 was only 80% from the same site.
5 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The Benq W2000 is a 29dB projector, and so does the Optoma HD161. That's 2dB quieter than the Benq W1080 (31dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Longer Service Life of Lamp
Benq W2000 is 3,500h lamp service life (as does the Benq W1080), but the Optoma HD161 is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Cheaper by £190
The Benq W2000 is £189.97 cheaper than the Optoma HD161.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to Run by £26 Over Five Years
Over five years the Benq W2000 is £26 cheaper to run than the Benq W1080 and £7 cheaper to run than the Optoma HD161.
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2 Reasons For
A Little Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD161 has a noise level of 29dB (as does the Benq W2000), but the Benq W1080 is a 31dB projector (2dB louder).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Better Brand
Optoma projectors have an average rating of 88.8%, however Benq has an average rating of 86.6%.

Reasons Against

Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
5 Reasons Against
A Bit Louder Noise Level
The Benq W1080 has a noise level of 31dB, however the Benq W2000 and the Optoma HD161 are both 29dB projectors (2dB quieter).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Over One Year Older
The Benq W1080 is older than the Benq W2000 by 14 months. The Benq W1080 is the same age as the Optoma HD161.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 44%
The Benq W1080 costs £85 to run which is £26 more than the Benq W2000 and £19 more than the Optoma HD161 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse Brand
Benq projectors have an average rating of only 86.6%, whereas Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.
4 Reasons Against
200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
The Benq W2000 is a 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (as does the Optoma HD161), whereas the Benq W1080 is a 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Benq W2000 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq W1080 is 81% (based on 42 reviews).
Worse Brand
Benq projectors have an average rating of only 86.6%, but Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.
Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score
The Benq W2000 has only received a review score of 80% from Les Numeriques.com, but the Benq W1080 has a score of 100%.
6 Reasons Against
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Optoma HD161 is only 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness, and so does the Benq W2000. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq W1080 (2,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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17% Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD161 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h. That's 500h shorter than the Benq W1080 and the Benq W2000 (3,500h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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£190 More Expensive
The Optoma HD161 is more expensive than the Benq W2000 by £190.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 2 shops sells the Optoma HD161, however 8 sellers sell the Benq W2000.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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Over One Year Older
The Optoma HD161 is older than the Benq W2000 by 14 months. The Optoma HD161 is the same age as the Benq W1080.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 12%
The running costs over five years of the Optoma HD161 are £66 which is £7 more than the Benq W2000. Show assumptions.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
6 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star hardware.info: Bronze Award Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated projectorreviews.com.au: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found No awards found

Average Expert Rating

The Benq W1080 has better expert reviews than the Benq W2000. The average expert reviews score for the Benq W1080 is 81% based on 42 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq W2000 is 80% based on 2 reviews.
Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Best
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Best
5 stars
71 reviews
4 stars
28 reviews
3 stars
7 reviews
2 stars
9 reviews
1 star
10 reviews
No reviews found No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Optoma has a better average brand rating than Benq. The average brand rating for Optoma is 88.82% based on 3,510 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Benq is 86.56% based on 2,773 reviews.
Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Benq

87

87

Based on 2,773 reviews
Benq

87

87

Based on 2,773 reviews
Optoma

89

89

Based on 3,510 reviews

Date Released

Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
42 months old 28 months old Best 42 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq W1080
Benq
W1080
11 trees 0.42 tonnes CO2
Benq W2000
Benq
W2000
7 trees 0.29 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
8 trees 0.33 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Noise Level 31dB 29dB
BEST
29dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 28dB 27dB
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
40000:1
 40000:1
40000:1
 40000:1
40000:1
 40000:1
Projector Brightness 2,200 ANSI Lumens
BEST
2,000 ANSI Lumens 2,000 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.3:1
 1.3:1
1.3:1
 1.3:1
1.3:1
 1.3:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Lamp Power (economic Mode) 5,000W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 5,000h 6,000h
BEST
5,000h
Bulb Power 240W 240W 240W
Service Life of Lamp 3,500h
BEST
3,500h
BEST
3,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset 105% 105% 130%
BEST
Vertical Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Horizontal Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data -10° Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
640 x 480 (VGA) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 (WXGA) 1280 x 800
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1280 x 720 (HD 720) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
640 x 480 (VGA) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 (WXGA) 1280 x 800
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1280 x 720 (HD 720) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
640 x 480 (VGA) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 (WXGA) 1280 x 800
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1280 x 720 (HD 720) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
RS-232 Port 1 1 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1 1
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2 2 2
HDMI Port 2 3
BEST
2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1 1
 
 
 
Storage Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
RMS Rated Power 10W 20W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker 1 2
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 353W 240W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 230W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 350W 310W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Weight 2.9kg
BEST
3.6kg 3.8kg
Height 104mm 121.7mm 265.5mm
Depth 244mm 277mm 124mm
Width 312mm 380.5mm 286mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq W1080 Benq W2000 Optoma HD161
Cables Included
AC DC
 AC
 DC
AC DC
 AC
 DC
AC DC
 AC
 DC

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service life of
lamp
Cheaper to run
by £28.34
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
11dB quieter noise level
500h longer service life of lamp
9% cheaper to run
VS
Vivitek D966HD
Vivitek
D966HD
£1,050.00
53% brighter
projector
brightness
23% bigger bulb
power
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
Better brand
£16.02 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
17% longer service life of lamp
Full HD
VS
Benq MX768
Benq
MX768
£916.61
£70 Cheaper
Brighter
projector
brightness
70W bigger bulb
power
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
Better brand
Quieter noise level
£7 cheaper to run over five years
3D
Full HD
VS
Vivitek DX977
Vivitek
DX977
£991.39
Hugely brighter
projector
brightness
25% longer
service life of
lamp
Ethernet LAN
Optoma HD161
Optoma
HD161
£986.50
Better brand
A lot brighter projector brightness
3D
VS
Acer K650i
Acer
K650i
£986.83
Same Price
£47 cheaper to
run over five
years
Longer service
life of lamp
Ethernet LAN
Card reader
integrated