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Benq SH915 vs Infocus IN3138

Benq SH915 vs Infocus IN3138

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Benq SH915
Infocus IN3138

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Reasons For

2 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).
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
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.

Cheaper by $546
The Infocus IN3138 is $546 cheaper than the Benq SH915.
Cheaper to run by $7.54
Over five years the Infocus IN3138 only costs $88.36 to run however the Benq SH915 costs $95.90 to run (9% more). Read more
Much better user reviews
Based on 6 reviews, the average user review score of the Infocus IN3138 is 97%, whereas the average rating of the Benq SH915 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
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.

$546 more expensive
The Benq SH915 is more expensive than the Infocus IN3138 by $546.
Ten months older
The Benq SH915 is older than the Infocus IN3138 by ten months.
9% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Benq SH915 costs $95.90 to run which is $7.54 more to run than the Infocus IN3138. Show assumptions.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Benq SH915 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Infocus IN3138 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 6 reviews).
2 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).
Fewer sellers
The Infocus IN3138 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Benq SH915 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 93.01
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 95.90
Purchase price $ 1,445.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,540.90
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 85.47
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 88.36
Purchase price $ 899.00
Total cost of ownership $ 987.36
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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.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
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
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
1.398 - 2.09 1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
26 - 300 25.9 - 299
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5x
Throw Ratio
 1.39 - 2.09:1
 1.39 - 2.09:1
Offset
130%
BEST
15%
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)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Processing
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 bit
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL G
 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 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 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 Port
4
BEST
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 37dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
33dB
BEST
35dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 30 - 90
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 43 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
TV Tuner Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 TV tuner integrated
RMS Rated Power
5W 10W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 340W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
300W 290W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 340W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.7kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 392mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 369mm
Weight
3.7kg 3.1kg
BEST
Height
115mm 261mm
Depth
260mm 122mm
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
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included

Other Features

MHL to HDMI + Mini USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.65
Network Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network ready
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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