Benq SH940 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Benq SH940
Sony VPL-HW55ES

Top Prices

eBay
In stock (10 available)
BenQ America
Out of stock
Amazon US
Out of stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SH940 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (3 ANSI lumens dimmer).
100W bigger lamp power Edit
The Benq SH940 has a lamp power of 300WW, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (100W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Benq SH940 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
A lot lighter Edit
The Benq SH940 has a weight of 7.2kgg, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kgg heavy projector (2.4g heavier).
Cheaper by $2,036
The Benq SH940 costs $2,035.99 less than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
5 Reasons For
3h longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a lamp service life of 5,000hh, however the Benq SH940 is only a 2,000hh lamp service life projector (3h shorter).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dBdB noise level projector. That's 15dB quieter than the Benq SH940 (21dBdB). 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.

Slightly narrower Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 407.4mmmm wide projector, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 428mmmm wide projector (20.6mm wider).
Hugely better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% based on 17 reviews, but the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85% based on 11 reviews, but the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 70% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq SH940 has a lamp service life of 2,000hh, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 5,000hh lamp service life projector (3h longer).
Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 36dBdB noise level projector. That's 15dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dBdB). 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.

Marginally wider Edit
Benq SH940 is 428mmmm wide, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 407.4mmmm wide projector (20.6mm narrower).
Older by six months
The Benq SH940 is six months older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Benq SH940's average expert score is only 65%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 90% (based on 17 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Benq SH940's average user score is only 70%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 85% (based on 11 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
3 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SH940 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (3 ANSI lumens brighter).
100W smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a lamp power of 200WW, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 300WW lamp power projector (100W bigger).
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has one VGA (D-Sub) port, however the Benq SH940 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Heavier Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is 9.6kgg heavy, but the Benq SH940 is a 7.2kgg heavy projector (2.4g lighter).
More expensive by $2,036
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is $2,035.99 more expensive than the Benq SH940.
Not as many stockists
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Benq SH940 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

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Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 40 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Uniformity
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1.07M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
28 - 300 40 - 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
300W
BEST
200W
Lamp Service Life
2,000h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Aperture Range
2.48 - 2.81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24.1 - 36.15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

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

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
442W 300W
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.2kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
169mm
BEST
179.2mm
Depth
318mm 163.9mm
BEST
Width
428mm 407.4mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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