Benq SH915 vs Infocus IN3138

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Benq SH915
Infocus IN3138

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
15% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Benq SH915 has a service life of lamp of 3,500h. That's 500h longer than the Infocus IN3138 (3,000h).
Four USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Benq SH915 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Infocus IN3138 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Benq SH915 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Infocus IN3138 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
7% quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Benq SH915 has a noise level (economic mode) of 33dB. That's 2dB quieter than the Infocus IN3138 (35dB).
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 1 review, the Benq SH915 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Infocus IN3138 has an average rating of 97% (based on 6 reviews).
8 Reasons For
13% longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Infocus IN3138 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 4,000h, however the Benq SH915 is only a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h shorter).
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Infocus IN3138 is three, but the Benq SH915 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
3% quieter noise level Edit
The Infocus IN3138 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq SH915 (37dB). 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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Infocus IN3138 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Benq SH915 is only a 5W RMS rated power projector (5W lower).
550g lighter Edit
The Infocus IN3138 is a 3.2kg heavy projector, whereas the Benq SH915 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (550g heavier).
Cheaper by $692
The Infocus IN3138 is $692 cheaper than the Benq SH915.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $4.76
Over five years the Infocus IN3138 only costs $86.10 to run however the Benq SH915 costs $90.86 to run (6% more). Read more

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
500h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq SH915 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 500h shorter than the Infocus IN3138 (4,000h).
One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Benq SH915 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Infocus IN3138 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
1dB louder noise level Edit
The Benq SH915 has a noise level of 38dB, but the Infocus IN3138 is a 37dB noise level projector (1dB 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Benq SH915 is a 5W RMS rated power projector. That's 5W lower than the Infocus IN3138 (10W).
Heavier Edit
Benq SH915 is 3.7kg heavy. That's 550g heavier than the Infocus IN3138 (3.2kg).
$692 more expensive
The Benq SH915 is more expensive than the Infocus IN3138 by $692.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Benq SH915, however 4 sellers sell the Infocus IN3138. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Benq SH915 costs $90.86 to run which is $4.76 more to run than the Infocus IN3138. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Infocus IN3138 is only 3,000h lamp service life, but the Benq SH915 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Three less USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Infocus IN3138 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Benq SH915 only has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Infocus IN3138 has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Benq SH915 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
A bit louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
Infocus IN3138 is 35dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Benq SH915 is a 33dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
Older by two months
The Infocus IN3138 is two months older than the Benq SH915.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Infocus IN3138 is 97%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq SH915 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

37 months Ago 39 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 88.12
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 90.86
Purchase price $ 1,484.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,575.85
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 83.36
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 86.10
Purchase price $ 792.99
Total cost of ownership $ 879.09
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
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

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 11000:1
BEST
 11000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens 4,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
- 30 - 30 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 43kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 90kHz
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
BEST
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
1.398 - 2.09 0.66 - 8.25
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 5:4
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 5:4
Screen Size Compatibility
26 - 300 39.4 - 394
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,500h 4,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
310W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
3,500h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.22x
Offset
130% 130%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.97 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.7 - 31.05 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 37dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
33dB
BEST
35dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 POR
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 POR
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
5W 10W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

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

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
370W 350W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data FCC, UL/cUL, CE+, TUV-GS, CU-PCT, PSB

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.7kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 392mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 369mm
Weight
3.7kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height
115mm 121.8mm
Depth
260mm 261mm
Width
360mm 285mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 VGA
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included
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