Benq SH940 vs Viewsonic Pro9000

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Benq SH940
Viewsonic Pro9000

Top Prices

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

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Viewsonic Pro9000 is only a 1,600 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (3 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Benq SH940 is two, but the Viewsonic Pro9000 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
1 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.
9 Reasons For
18h longer lamp service life Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 has a lamp service life of 20,000hh, whereas the Benq SH940 is only a 2,000hh lamp service life projector (18h shorter).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 28dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Benq SH940 (28dBdB). 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.

11dB quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 22dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 33dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (11dB louder).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 has two built-in speakers, however the Benq SH940 only has one built-in speaker.
Vastly lighter Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 has a weight of 4.3kgg, however the Benq SH940 is a 7.2kgg heavy projector (2.9g heavier).
A lot narrower Edit
Viewsonic Pro9000 is 321mmmm wide, but the Benq SH940 is a 428mmmm wide projector (107mm wider).
Cheaper by $299
The Viewsonic Pro9000 costs $299.01 less than the Benq SH940.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Viewsonic Pro9000 is 77% based on 9 reviews, however the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Viewsonic Pro9000 is 80% based on 9 reviews, however the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 70% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Nine times shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq SH940 has a lamp service life of 2,000hh, but the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 20,000hh lamp service life projector (18h longer).
8dB louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 36dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Viewsonic Pro9000 (28dBdB). 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.

11dB louder noise level in economy mode Edit
Benq SH940 is 33dBdB noise level (in economic mode), but the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 22dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (11dB quieter).
One less built-in speaker Edit
The Benq SH940 is a one built-in speaker projector, whereas the Viewsonic Pro9000 only has two built-in speakers.
A lot heavier Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 7.2kgg heavy projector, whereas the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 4.3kgg heavy projector (2.9g lighter).
25% wider Edit
The Benq SH940 has a width of 428mmmm, however the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a 321mmmm wide projector (107mm narrower).
More expensive by $299
The Benq SH940 is $299.01 more expensive than the Viewsonic Pro9000.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Benq SH940 is only 65%, whereas the average expert rating of the Viewsonic Pro9000 is 77% (based on 9 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Benq SH940 is only 70%, whereas the average user rating of the Viewsonic Pro9000 is 80% (based on 9 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Vastly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 has a projector brightness of 1,600 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Benq SH940 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (3 ANSI lumens brighter).
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Viewsonic Pro9000 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector, whereas the Benq SH940 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Less retailers
The Viewsonic Pro9000 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Benq SH940 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by seven months
The Viewsonic Pro9000 is seven months older than the Benq SH940.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 53 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,600 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
125% 85%
BEST
Number of Colours
1.07M 1.07M
Zoom Ratio
 1.8:1
 1.8:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - 5
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
28 - 300 38 - 150
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
 LED
 LED
Lamp Power
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Service Life
2,000h 20,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2x
Throw Ratio
 1.5 - 1.8
 1.5 - 1.8
Offset
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 28dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
33dB 22dB
BEST
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 4W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
442W 186W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Voltage Tolerance
Unknown - Click to provide data 10%
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 1800 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data UL, cUL, FDA (CDRH report), CB, FCC, TUV, GS + PAH, TUV (IEC60825-1), CE EMC report, CCC, PSB, NOM, Energy (Mexico), GOST R, C-tick

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.2kg 4.3kg
BEST
Height
169mm 133mm
BEST
Depth
318mm 260mm
BEST
Width
428mm 321mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 321 x 260 x 133
Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Connectivity
 Wired
 Wired
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
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