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Benq PW9500 Review
|$140 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 68?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
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Benq PW9500 In-Depth Analysis
Value for Money
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Running Costs Are High
The PW9500 is one of the more expensive to run projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PW9500 is $140.
1280 X 800 Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.
Louder Than Average Noise Level
The noise level of the Benq PW9500 of 39dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 7% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The Benq PW9500's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,800 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
The Benq PW9500's projector brightness of 5,700 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the Benq PW9500 of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 96% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Benq PW9500 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Benq PW9500 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq PW9500's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 22% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Has a DVI Port
The Benq PW9500 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other data projectors, the Benq PW9500 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.