Benq SH940 vs Optoma EH501

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Benq SH940
Optoma EH501

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Moderately higher number of colours Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 1.07MM colour projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 is only a 1,070MM colour projector (0.07M lower).
7% bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 300WW lamp power projector. That's 20W bigger than the Optoma EH501 (280WW).
One more HDMI port Edit
The Benq SH940 is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 only has one HDMI port.
8 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH501 is 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SH940 is only a 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens dimmer).
1h longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,000hh, whereas the Benq SH940 is only a 3,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1h shorter).
Three more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a four USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Benq SH940 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Optoma EH501 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Benq SH940 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
34% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 27dBdB noise level projector. That's 9dB quieter than the Benq SH940 (27dBdB). Read more

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.

Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH501 has an RMS rated power of 30WW, however the Benq SH940 is only a 10WW RMS rated power projector (20W lower).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Optoma EH501 is two, but the Benq SH940 only has one built-in speaker.
2.7g lighter Edit
Optoma EH501 is 4.5kgg heavy, but the Benq SH940 is a 7.2kgg heavy projector (2.7g heavier).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Benq SH940 is only 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH501 (5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
34% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 3,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 1h shorter than the Optoma EH501 (4,000hh).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Benq SH940 is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 only has four USB 2.0 ports.
One less VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Benq SH940 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma EH501 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH940 has a noise level of 36dBdB, but the Optoma EH501 is a 27dBdB noise level projector (9dB quieter). Read more

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.

Two times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 10WW RMS rated power projector. That's 20W lower than the Optoma EH501 (30WW).
Only one built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Benq SH940 is one, but the Optoma EH501 only has two built-in speakers.
Heavier Edit
Benq SH940 is 7.2kgg heavy. That's 2.7g heavier than the Optoma EH501 (4.5kgg).
Five months older
The Benq SH940 is older than the Optoma EH501 by five months.
4 Reasons Against
Lower number of colours Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 1,070MM colour projector. That's 0.07M lower than the Benq SH940 (1,070MM).
Slightly smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a lamp power of 280WW, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 300WW lamp power projector (20W bigger).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Benq SH940 only has two HDMI ports.
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Date Released

46 months Ago 41 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
± 30 ± 40
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
125% 85%
BEST
Number of Colours
1.07M
BEST
1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
28 - 300 23.4 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,000h 4,000h
BEST
Lamp Power
300W
BEST
280W
Lamp Service Life
2,000h 2,500h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2.48 - 2.81 2.42 - 2.98
Focal Length Range
24.1 - 36.15 20.77 - 31.13
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 115 - 134

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 4
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 3
BEST

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 27dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 92 15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 85 25 - 85
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
Preset Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
10W 30W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
442W 355W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.2kg 4.5kg
BEST
Height
169mm 152mm
Depth
318mm 279mm
Width
428mm 386mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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