Benq SH940 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Benq SH940
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2,300 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq SH940 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
100W bigger bulb power Edit
Benq SH940 is 300W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (100W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Benq SH940 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
A lot lighter Edit
The Benq SH940 has a weight of 7.2kg, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kg heavy projector (2.4kg heavier).
5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES 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.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 15dB quieter than the Benq SH940 (21dB). 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.

$36.56 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony VPL-HW55ES is $36.56 cheaper to run than the Benq SH940. Read more
Hugely better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% based on 17 reviews, but the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85% based on 11 reviews, but the average rating of the Benq SH940 is 70% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Does not support 3D Edit
The Benq SH940 does not support 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES does. 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.

Louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH940 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 15dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dB). 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.

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Older by six months
The Benq SH940 is six months older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Higher running costs over five years by $36.56
The running costs over five years of the Benq SH940 are $108.01 which is $36.56 more than the Sony VPL-HW55ES. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Benq SH940's average expert score is only 65%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 90% (based on 17 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Benq SH940's average user score is only 70%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 85% (based on 11 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
2,300 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq SH940 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,300 ANSI lumens brighter).
100W smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 200W lamp power projector, whereas the Benq SH940 is a 300W lamp power projector (100W bigger).
Only one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity, however the Benq SH940 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Heavier Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is 9.6kg heavy, but the Benq SH940 is a 7.2kg heavy projector (2.4kg lighter).

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

48 months Ago 42 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 $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 71.45
Purchase price $ 4,134.99
Total cost of ownership $ 4,206.44
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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.
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Uniformity
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
28 - 300 40 - 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power
300W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
2,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.48 - 2.81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24.1 - 36.15 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
442W 300W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.2kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
169mm 179.2mm
Depth
318mm 163.9mm
Width
428mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
BEST
 VGA
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included
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