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Benq W1400 Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Big Screen Entertainment In Your Living Room!W1400 integrates the latest technology for one of a kind, big screen, at home entertainment enjoyment. It features Full HD 3D resolution, frame... More
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29 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this data projector. This multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, whathifi.com and lydogbillede.dk the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 82 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 188 user reviews the average user rating of this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is 88%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Benq W1400 reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. 99point99 said “3D is my favourite” in their review of this projector and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said in their Benq W1400 review on Amazon two years ago “The BenQ has 3D”. A few weeks ago Monkeyboy said in their review on Amazon “Ideal for small rooms, full hd, 3d”.

Good High Def TV

A few Benq W1400 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Glad to have made the transition to full HD”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Dean A. wrote last year “Unbelievable picture, pure HD” and rated it as excellent.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Benq W1400 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Great projector, excellent image quality and great for 3D Blu-ray”. Cwar gave this projector a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema” in their Benq W1400 review. In November Jimbob81 said on Amazon “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen”.

Several Benq W1400 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid”. Raj said on Amazon “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box” in their review.

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it had image ghosting. Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote on Amazon “It was a bit less impressive with some ghosting” in their Benq W1400 review and rated this projector 4 stars.

One person who purchased it thought it was good for watching movies. River__s gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “More for movies and special series, Game of Thrones springs to mind! Saying that watched Top Gear” in their review of this projector.

One Benq W1400 reviewer who bought the product thought it was good for playing games on. In November this year Scf wrote on Amazon “Excellent PJ, grandson loves using it for gaming” in their Benq W1400 review and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Twelve people said that this projector was easy to use. A few weeks ago 99point99 mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to use - you can have it up”. John C wrote in his review this month “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” and rated it 5 stars. John C also mentioned “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

Five Benq W1400 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Mr T H Mcsorley said “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies” in his Benq W1400 review. Shellbyj wrote “Good quality, easy to set up” in their review of this projector. Toby.n mentioned in their Benq W1400 review on Amazon “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using”.

Some Benq W1400 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. John Court wrote in November last year “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use” and rated it 5 stars. Master Oz wrote “I recommend these settings” . Raj mentioned “The menu was easy to understand” in their review and scored the product very highly.

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Mr. A. J. Nolan gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well”. Whathifi.com mentioned in their Benq W1400 review “The BenQ W1400 is a hugely capable performer – the DLP projector handles Full HD” and gave the Benq W1400 a very good rating. Whathifi.com also wrote “A brighter picture and more confident motion handling”.

Two people thought it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak mentioned on Amazon in November “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” in his review of the Benq W1400 and scored it very highly. Sneakygloworm mentioned “Guardians of the Galaxy 3D, I must say that it is the best cinema experience I have ever had” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Six people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Dan Wooller said “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall” in his review of this projector. Keith W. mentioned this year “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays”. Paul D. Saunders said “Apart from that pretty good” in his review yet he rated the product 3 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Benq W1400 owners wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Amanda Coates rated it 5 stars and she wrote in November last year “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room” in her Benq W1400 review. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma” in their review. Mr R Galypchak wrote in his Benq W1400 review “When the room is totally silent” .

A number of Benq W1400 owners concluded that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Benq W1400 “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).”. Largehosier wrote “Fan is loud” in their review. A few weeks ago Mr R Galypchak rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” in his review.

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Good Product Quality

Several Benq W1400 owners who purchased the Benq W1400 reckoned that it was good quality. 1992 said on Amazon “Works brilliantly and the quality of the picture is fantastic”. 99point99 said in their review of this projector this month “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality”. In November last year A. Bourne scored the product very highly and wrote “Amazing cinema quality 3D, so impressed!” in their review of the Benq W1400.

Good Sound Quality

Twelve Benq W1400 reviewers wrote that the Benq W1400 had good sound quality. Catchtwentytoo wrote on Amazon in November last year “The sound is surprisingly good”. David Hudson rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound”. John Court scored the Benq W1400 very highly and he wrote on Amazon “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control” in his review of this projector.

Robust

Several Benq W1400 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was reliable. In November this year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d” in their review. Giles Triffitt said in November last year “Very reliable” in their Benq W1400 review. In the same month Russ wrote in his Benq W1400 review “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

Several people who bought the product thought it was well made. Monkeyboy mentioned in November “Built in speaker is ok” in their review of this projector. Saad said last year “Built in speaker sound is good enough”.

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Good Brand

We checked 2,080 owner and expert reviews for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Good Connectivity

One Benq W1400 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. This month John C wrote on Amazon “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port” in his review of this projector.

Good Standard Def Image

One Benq W1400 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. In November this year Jimbob81 mentioned on Amazon “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens”.

Good Remote Control

One person wrote that the product had a good remote control.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had good features.

Good Support

One Benq W1400 reviewer thought this projector had good technical guidance. 1992 said “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!” in their Benq W1400 review.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq W1400 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W1400 which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the W1080[pl_1495063_price], and the MH680[pl_1998672_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age which do not support 3D image projection, the Benq W1400 supports 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the W1080[pl_1495063_price], or the MH680[pl_1998672_price] both from Benq.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq W1400 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1400.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the W1080[pl_1495063_price], or the MH680[pl_1998672_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq W1400 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all data projectors of this age and type the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq W1400 supports a maximum resolution of 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 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W1400. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all projectors of this type and age.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Benq W1400 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W1400 range from 1W to 20W.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Benq W1400 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average matrix size of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 0.62".

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq W1400 is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Offset

The smallest offset of projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1400 is 8% and the biggest is 150%. With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq W1400 has one of the bigger offsets amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1400 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq W1400 which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The Benq W1400 has a fairly high number of colours (1,070 million) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1400. Projectors of this type and age have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 480M.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq W1400 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W1400 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Benq W1400 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,200 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

There are a number of other 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the W1080[pl_1495063_price], or the W1070[pl_1522360_price] both from Benq.

If this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the MH680[pl_1998672_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the TH682[pl_2448398_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of a similar age and type to the W1400 is 500h and the longest is 30,000h. The Benq W1400 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,500 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 3,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1400 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1400

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the W1400 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq W1400 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W1400.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the W1080[pl_1495063_price] (31dB), or the W1070[pl_1522360_price] (31dB) both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
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
Preset Mode
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
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

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Expert Reviews

(6)
6 October 2014

The BenQ W1400 is an enjoyable proposition for anyone wanting to get into the home cinema market, but not quite willing to pay premium price.If you go up the price scale, you'll get greater...

10 April 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ might be primarily associated with data grade projectors but the manufacturer has recently launched some excellent additions to their home cinema line-up. In fact we've seen quite a few BenQ... Read more…

2 March 2014

Impressive picture quality, but 3D is hit-and-miss and DLP effects are unavoidable...

3 January 2014

While its slight red bias with 3D, high input lag and slightly hollow-looking dark scenes stop it scoring a full Trusted Reviews recommendation, the W1400 is nonetheless another strong effort from...

11 March 2015

BenQ fortsætter med at levere projektorer med høj ydelse til prisen. W1400 byder på masser af lysstyrke og kontrast i et kompakt format, og blæserstøjen er mere behagelig end på konkurrenten...

Punchy and vibrant colour palette
Plenty of detail
Clean, crisp and bright picture
Decent with 3D, motion and upscaling
Compact, light build
Nothing at the price
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans can be noisy
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User Reviews

(162)
Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $97.91
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq weight, benq p184028, benq p184028p, benq 9hj7p7717, benq 9hj7p7717e
Barcodes 04718755037559, 04718755050916, 05054230640951
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