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Benq TH681H Projector

$2,288.00
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12000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2015
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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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Easy to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. A said “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their review. Dr. You wrote on Amazon in November last year “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review of this projector. Geoffrey Bridge mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up with HDMI or VGA” in his review.

A few Benq TH681+ reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. A. Sloggett wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended” and rated it 5 stars. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture” and rated it 5 stars. D. Hazlie said on Amazon “Excellent projector and easy to use” in their review of the Benq TH681+.

Four people who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Morgon scored the product 5 stars and wrote “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating” in their review of this projector. Morgon also said “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. Last year S C mentioned on Amazon “These are the settings that work for me”.

Several Benq TH681+ owners reckoned that the Benq TH681+ had a good experience. Dmitirjs said on Amazon “We find it really enjoyable cinema-like experience with no overwhelming noises” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Midland Bank wrote “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of Benq TH681+ owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. A gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in November last year “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You said on Amazon “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Drew wrote “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector” in his Benq TH681+ review.

Good Picture Quality

A few people concluded that this projector had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “It's bright, with great image quality” in their Benq TH681+ review and gave this projector a score of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image quality is perfect”. Bluepie scored this projector 4 stars and said two years ago “Decent picture quality for a budget projector” in their Benq TH681+ review.

Several customers who bought the product said that it had good colour saturation. Bluepie rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Good clarity and bright colours” in their Benq TH681+ review. Jon wrote on Amazon “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes”. Robert wrote last year “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”.

Two Benq TH681+ owners who bought the Benq TH681+ mentioned that it was good for watching movies. Alex mentioned in his Benq TH681+ review “Perfect for movies” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Phil Uk mentioned “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his Benq TH681+ review and rated the product as very good.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer who bought it thought it was good for playing games on. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ “Like its higher-end counterpart, this projector is designed for games, multimedia and movies” .

One Benq TH681+ owner mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TH681+ had clear images. Bill mentioned in his review of this projector two years ago “I found the image clarity to be excellent” however despite that he only scored it 3 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill said “3d is simply stunning” in his review. Christopher Atkinson wrote in his review “Stunning 3D” . Christopher Atkinson also wrote “I must confess I was sceptical how good the 3D would be”.

Good Connectivity

A number of people who bought the product mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz mentioned on Amazon “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Jon rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had” in his review of the Benq TH681+. Kevin Condron scored it very highly and he mentioned in his review of this projector “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great”.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Mr B N Armstrong wrote in his Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite”.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer concluded that this projector was good in terms of USB connections.

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Nice Design

Several people who bought this projector wrote that it was good looking. A. Kwabula mentioned on Amazon “It also looks gorgeous in while”. Badger39 said in their Benq TH681+ review on Amazon in November last year “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal” and gave it a very good review score. Bluepie said on Amazon “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful”.

One Benq TH681+ owner wrote in their reviews that the Benq TH681+ was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson wrote “Moving objects very smooth” in his review of this projector. One Benq TH681+ owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was rough. Dr. M. Clayton mentioned on Amazon “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. A. Kwabula gave it an excellent review and mentioned on Amazon “Amazing Picture Quality” in their review of this projector. A. Kwabula also said “The picture quality is amazing”. Alan B. scored this projector 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon last year “Quality is awesome”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Benq TH681+ reviewers thought it was quiet. Alex said on Amazon last year “When the room is silent we can hear it.” in his review of the Benq TH681+. Dr. You mentioned in their review of this projector also last year “It is quite quiet to me”. J D. said on Amazon “The fan noise I would say is quiet” in their review.

A few people agreed that it was noisy. A mentioned on Amazon last year “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal” and scored it 80 out of 100. Alan B. mentioned in his Benq TH681+ review on Amazon in November last year “Not too noisy either”. Krussel wrote on Amazon “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased it thought it had good sound quality. In November Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Only downside is the sound” in their review and rated the Benq TH681+ 5 stars. Two years ago Cornwallnick said “Bonus - surround sound turned up” in their review of the Benq TH681+. Elena Miltseva wrote on Amazon “Parcel packaged well, ordered the projector came to Russia safe and sound, fast delivery”.

Popular Choice

Across all multimedia projectors, the TH681+ is one the most popular products currently on the market.

Robust

Several Benq TH681+ owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Alan B. wrote on Amazon “Even has a built in speaker” in his Benq TH681+ review. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon last year “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors produced by Benq have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Some Benq TH681+ reviewers who bought the Benq TH681+ reckoned that it had good features. Mr. P Le Page wrote “Easy to setup and good features” in her Benq TH681+ review.

Good Remote Control

Two customers who purchased it considered that it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong wrote in his Benq TH681+ review “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote” and scored it 80 out of 100. Mr. P. J. Foster gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone”.

Good Support

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Morgon said on Amazon two years ago “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person thought this projector was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. wrote in his review of this projector “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had a good battery life. Badger39 wrote on Amazon “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.” and rated it 5 stars.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq TH681+ supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TH681+ do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq TH681+ supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the TH681+ do not support 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq TH681+ has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the TH681+ also have a built-in speaker.

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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 XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of a similar age and type to the TH681+ the worst resolution is nHD (640x360) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq TH681+ is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector). The best resolution of all data projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681+ is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq TH681+ has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681+. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the TH681+ is 33dB and the loudest is 37dB.

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Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Benq TH681+ has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors of a comparable type and age to it. This data projector supports a Cinema video colour mode, which is the most frequently supported video colour mode supported by multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The video colour modes "Dynamic", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this Benq data projector.

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Very Narrow

At only 311.81 millimeters, the Benq TH681+ is quite narrow compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TH681+. The widths of projectors that came out around the same time as the TH681+ range from 310mm to 340mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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Very Light

The lightest data projector of this spec and age is 2.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The Benq TH681+ is fairly light (only 2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681+.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong wrote two years ago “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons” in his Benq TH681+ review. Phil Uk said in his review of this projector in November last year “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” however despite that he still rated the product 5 stars.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq TH681+ does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the TH681+ also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TH681+ has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681+. 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the TH681+ have projector brightness of between 3,200 ANSI lumens and 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Benq TH681+ has one of the smaller lamp power (only 210 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The lamp power of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the TH681+ range from 210W to 260W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 5,000 hours, the Benq TH681+ has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 5,000h and 10,000h.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TH681+ the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 5,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h. The Benq TH681+ has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 4,000 hours) amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq TH681+ is a two VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq TH681+

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Benq released the TH681+.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom 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
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
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
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
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(7)
26 June 2014

BenQ has done a good job with the TH681, offering a Full HD DLP projector with 3D for under £600. It's just a shame that colours are a bit on the gaudy side. In the end, £100 more gets you the...

BenQ frappe encore une fois très fort en proposant un projecteur DLP Full HD et 3D à moins de 700 ?. Dommage que les réglages proposés par ce TH681 soient trop flashy. Au final, pour 100 ? de...

9 April 2014

Globalement, le BenQ TH681 nous a fait belle impression et s'avère être une bonne surprise dans sa catégorie. Même s'il montre certaines limites en usage Home-cinéma, notamment l'absence...

17 July 2014

Optoma HD131Xe VS BenQ TH681VSIn deze review zal ik de Optoma HD131Xe tegenover de BenQ TH681 plaatsen. Hierbij zal ik kijken naar scherpte,kleuren,geluidproductie en contrast. Ik heb beide... Read more…

12 August 2014

Der BenQ TH681 ist mit Abstand der hellste Beamer im Testfeld. Mit einem Lichtstrom von 2.240 Lumen und einem Schachbrettkontrast von 237:1 eignet er sich auch perfekt zum Einsatz in hellen...

Slightly brighter image than the 1070
Excellent 3D rendering with no crosstalk
Low input lag (measured at 33 ms)
Image lgrement plus lumineuse que le celle du 1070
Rendu 3D sans crosstalk (sans ddoublement de l'image)
Colours are oversaturated and aren't rendered accurately
Remote isn't particularly practical
No lensshift
No motion interpolation
Rainbow effect visible to sensitive users
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Mr B N Armstrong

Having owned this projector for a few weeks now and watched numerous Blu-ray and DVD content, this projector never fails to impress. After much research and trawling the nets for reviews, I took... Read more…

Reviewed 7 March 2014 by Bill
(Verified Purchase)

This may be only a 720p resolution projector but I found the image clarity to be excellent. 3d is simply stunning. I have a 100 inch screen watched from about 10ft away.Now my eye sight is not... Read more…

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Badger39
(Verified Purchase)

I love movies and so it seems does the BenQ TH681. It really handles well all genres of movie you throw at it. I broke it in with a visual sci-fi feast of Star Wars A New Hope, then Blade Runner... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by MIDLAND BANK
(Verified Purchase)

Really happy with this projector. Quality with Blu Ray source is superb. On board speakers are not very good but we connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience. 7ft... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by RugbyMad
(Verified Purchase)

Have nothing more to add than has already been said. Just wanted to register our 5 Stars for what is a superb projector...

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Product Identifiers

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