Benq PW9500
Benq PW9500
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Benq PW9500

$3,999.00 Recommended
A fully featured 2800:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector
2800:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 39dB Jan 2014
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Benq PW9500 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Benq PW9500 number 334 across all projectors.
Good Features
$184 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $184 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 7% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Benq PW9500 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

Website said that concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Benq Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,072 user and expert reviews (including 270 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq PW9500 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Benq PW9500 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq PW9500 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Benq PW9500 has one of the louder noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq PW9500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq PW9500 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Benq released the PW9500.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PW9500 is one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PW9500 will cost $184 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755049590

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