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Benq TH681 Projector

$2,288.00
$765.67 $1,522.33 cheaper than 39 days ago
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a Full HD native resolution, a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 12,000:1, the TH681+ offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,080 owner and expert reviews, Benq has good ratings for its data projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq TH681 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TH681 which do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the TH681 which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq TH681 supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq TH681 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the TH681.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerLite Home Cinema 725HD[pl_2187388_price], the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[pl_2187387_price], and the EH-TW490[pl_1731975_price] all from Epson is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq TH681 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the TH681 the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq TH681 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This projector also supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The resolution of all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the TH681 ranges from 640 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors that are a similar age to the TH681 have projector brightness of between 2,800 ANSI lumens and 3,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors that were released around the same time as the TH681, the projector brightness of the Benq TH681 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the TH681 the noise levels range from 33dB to 37dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq TH681 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the EH-TW490[pl_1731975_price] (37dB and higher rated), the PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD[pl_2187387_price] (37dB and higher rated), or the PowerLite Home Cinema 725HD[pl_2187388_price] (37dB and higher rated) all from Epson.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq TH681 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the TH681. This data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TH681 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of the Benq TH681 of 6,500 hours is one of the longest amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the TH681. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this age and spec is 600h and the longest is 6,500h.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681 is 2W, the highest is 10W, and the average RMS rated power is 4W. At 10 Watts, the Benq TH681 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq TH681 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TH681 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq TH681 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the TH681, the weight of the Benq TH681 of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest 12000:1 contrast ratio projector that is a comparable age to the TH681 is 2.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.6kg.

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Very Wide

The average width of 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the TH681 is 300mm, and the widths range from 290mm to 320mm. The width of the Benq TH681 of 311.81 millimeters is one of the widest amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the TH681.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 4,000 hours, the Benq TH681 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of this age and type have lamp service lives of between 4,000h and 5,000h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the TH681 have one USB 2.0 port, including the Benq TH681 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have one audio in port, including the Benq TH681 which has one audio in port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq TH681

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
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
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.40
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.27
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00723856140163, 02050002698710, 04718755023347, 04718755051685, 04718755062773, 05026686162110, 05054605190500, 05054629501153, 05055812670663, 08944467103237

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