Benq SH940 vs Optoma EH501

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Benq SH940
Optoma EH501

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
40% bigger uniformity Edit
The Benq SH940 has a uniformity of 125%, however the Optoma EH501 is only an 85% uniformity projector (40% smaller). Read more

Defines in percentage the harmonious spread of the projection

7% bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 300W lamp power projector. That's 20W bigger than the Optoma EH501 (280W).
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Benq SH940 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
12 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH501 is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SH940 is only a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
1,000h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Benq SH940 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h shorter).
20% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a service life of lamp of 2,500h, however the Benq SH940 is only a 2,000h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
3D Edit
The Optoma EH501 supports 3D, whereas the Benq SH940 does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

DVI port Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, but the Benq SH940 does not have a DVI port.
Three more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Benq SH940 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma EH501 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Benq SH940 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
34% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 27dB noise level projector. That's 9dB quieter than the Benq SH940 (27dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Vastly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH501 has an RMS rated power of 30W, however the Benq SH940 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (20W lower).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Optoma EH501 is two, but the Benq SH940 only has one number of built-in speakers.
2.7kg lighter Edit
Optoma EH501 is 4.5kg heavy, but the Benq SH940 is a 7.2kg heavy projector (2.7kg heavier).
$20.72 cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma EH501 only costs $87.29 to run whereas the Benq SH940 costs $108.01 to run (24% more). Read more

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Benq SH940 is only 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH501 (5,000 ANSI lumens).
34% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma EH501 (4,000h).
25% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq SH940 has a service life of lamp of 2,000h. That's 500h shorter than the Optoma EH501 (2,500h).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Benq SH940 does not support 3D, however the Optoma EH501 supports 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Benq SH940 does not have a DVI port, whereas the Optoma EH501 has a DVI port.
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Benq SH940 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 only has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Benq SH940 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma EH501 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH940 has a noise level of 36dB, but the Optoma EH501 is a 27dB noise level projector (9dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Two times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 20W lower than the Optoma EH501 (30W).
Only one number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Benq SH940 is one, but the Optoma EH501 only has two number of built-in speakerss.
Heavier Edit
Benq SH940 is 7.2kg heavy. That's 2.7kg heavier than the Optoma EH501 (4.5kg).
Five months older
The Benq SH940 is older than the Optoma EH501 by five months.
24% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Benq SH940 are $108.01 which is $20.72 more than the Optoma EH501. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
48% smaller uniformity Edit
The Optoma EH501 is an 85% uniformity projector. That's 40% smaller than the Benq SH940 (85%). Read more

Defines in percentage the harmonious spread of the projection

Slightly smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 280W lamp power projector, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 300W lamp power projector (20W bigger).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Benq SH940 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Date Released

48 months Ago 43 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 105.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 108.01
Electricity cost - switched on $ 84.55
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 87.29

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.72T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 30 ± 40
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
125%
BEST
85%
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
28 - 300 23.4 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,000h 4,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
300W
BEST
280W
Service Life of Lamp
2,000h 2,500h
BEST

Lens System

Aperture Range (F-F)
2.48 - 2.81 2.42 - 2.98
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24.1 - 36.15 20.77 - 31.13
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 115 - 134

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 4
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 27dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 92 15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 85 25 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 30W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
442W 355W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.2kg 4.5kg
BEST
Height
169mm 152mm
Depth
318mm 279mm
Width
428mm 386mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
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