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Benq SH960 Projector

3000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 41dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Jun 2012
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Designed to excel in the most demanding settings, the SH960 boasts an energy-efficient dual-lamp system to achieve a stunning Full HD projection with 5500 ANSI lumen ultra-high brightness and... More
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11 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Benq is one of the superior data projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq SH960 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the SH960 do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the Hitachi CP-WX8255A which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the Benq SH960 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq SH960 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH960. The average projector brightness of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Hitachi CP-WX8265 (6,500 ANSI lumens).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq SH960 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SH960 the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq SH960 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This multimedia projector also support a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the Benq SH960 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the native resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common native resolution.

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is in fact the best native resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the SH960.

The worst native resolution amongst comparable types of projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Two Lamps

Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the SH960 only have one lamp, however the Benq SH960 has two lamps.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq SH960 has more built-in speakers than most of the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SH960. Most of the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The Benq SH960 has one of the bigger lamp power (330 Watts) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average lamp power of data projectors of a similar age and type to the SH960 is 240W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq SH960 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the SH960 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the NEC NP-UM330 ($1,640.31) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq SH960 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC NP-M311W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the SH960 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 230h and 20,000h. The Benq SH960 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors of a similar age and type to the SH960 the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. At only 2,000 hours, the Benq SH960 has a very short lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the SH960.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

When compared to other projectors of a similar age and type to the SH960, the number of colours of the Benq SH960 of only 1.07 million is one of the lowest. Projectors of a comparable age and type to the SH960 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 210M.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq SH960 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The Benq SH960 is a one component video in port multimedia projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the SH960 have noise levels of between 26dB and 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The noise level of the Benq SH960 of 41 decibels is one of the loudest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest projector of this type and age is 230g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. With a weight of 13 kilograms, the Benq SH960 is one of the heaviest 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the SH960 amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of projectors of a comparable type and age to the SH960 range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The noise level in economy mode of the Benq SH960 of 35 decibels is one of the loudest amongst similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH960.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq SH960

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the SH960 over four years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
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
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Electricity cost when switched on $212.53
Electricity cost when on standby $5.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $218.23
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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