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Benq SH940 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Mar 2013
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BeQ SH940 Full HD high brightness projector offers high brightness projection with Full HD image quality. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. Full HD resolution will give you... More
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12 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average Benq projectors have good ratings as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

Good Sound Quality

One Benq SH940 owner who bought this projector considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. It Reviews.com mentioned “Good sound quality and volume”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq SH940 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the HD36[pl_2569323_price], or the HD25[pl_1883129_price] both from Optoma or the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq SH940 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the HD36[pl_2569323_price], or the HD25[pl_1883129_price] both from Optoma or the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq SH940 has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the SH940 is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq SH940 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH940. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq data projector. In addition, this data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across similar types of projector.

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Very Big Uniformity

Projectors that were released around the same time as the SH940 have uniformities of between 80% and 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%. When compared to other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the SH940 that we have checked, the uniformity of the Benq SH940 of 125 percent is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Offset

At 125 percent, the Benq SH940 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the SH940. The smallest offset of data projectors of a similar type and age to the SH940 is 0.03%, the biggest is 140%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The Benq SH940 has a quite big lamp power (300 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SH940. The average lamp power of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the SH940 is 250W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 65 out of 100.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq SH940 owner said that the product was not noisy. It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector “Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video” .

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago support 3D image projection, however the Benq SH940 does not support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the HD36[pl_2569323_price], or the HD25[pl_1883129_price] both from Optoma or the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq SH940 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq SH940 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The noise levels of projectors that came out around the same time as the SH940 range from 20dB to 47dB.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Acer H7532[plb_1478178_price] (29dB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this age and type is 6,900h. At only 3,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the SH940. Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940 have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,900h.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The number of colours of the Benq SH940 of only 1.07 million is one of the lowest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SH940. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH940 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 830M.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of this type and age is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 20dB to 40dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 33 decibels, the Benq SH940 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq SH940

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Benq projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

20 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector delivers bright, high-resolution, high-quality data images...

4 000-lumen rating
1 920 by 1 080 resolution
Horizontal and vertical lens shift
1.5x zoom lens
Good sound quality and volume
Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video
18 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector offers a bright, high-quality?and high-resolution?data image, along with conveniences that include a 1.5x zoom lens and both vertical and horizontal lens shift...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Justin

I've had this projector for a couple of years now, and it's by far the best doctor I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice projectors. It's extremely bright colors are excellent and I do it... Read more…

Lens shift
Very bright
Poor Color Reproduction
Prominent Dlp Rainbows
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Pyronious
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great presentation projector for a room with some ambient light or where a larger screen is used. This projector is capable of producing very bright images. However at the brightest... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $109.71
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $112.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq weight, benq p158341, benq p158341p, benq 9hj8a7715, benq 9hj8a7715e, special 9hj8a7715, special 9hj8a7715e, benq 1080p9hj8a7715, benq 1080p9hj8a7715e
Barcodes 00088037896049, 00151903606216, 00163120856688, 00657837095886, 00840046026387, 00898029656779, 04718755039539, 08400460263878

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