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Benq SH940 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Mar 2013
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BeQ SH940 Full HD high brightness projector offers high brightness projection with Full HD image quality. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. Full HD resolution will give you... More
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Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

On average Benq data projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors built by Benq.

Good Sound Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Four years ago It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Good sound quality and volume”.

Supports Full HD

The Benq SH940 supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940 which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the W7000+[pl_1403580_price], or the W7500[pl_1995206_price] both from Benq or the Panasonic PT-LZ370U[plb_1900094_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq SH940 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], or the Epson PowerLite 4855WU[plb_1969833_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SH940 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq SH940 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the EB-1930[pl_2594640_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the PowerLite 4750W[pl_1969834_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the PowerLite Pro G6450WU[pl_1919041_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Epson.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq SH940 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the SH940. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this Benq projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all data projectors that are a similar age to the SH940.

Across comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Uniformity

When compared to other data projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Benq SH940's uniformity of 125 percent is one of the biggest. The uniformitys of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940 range from 80% to 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq SH940 is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Benq SH940 has one of the bigger bulb powers (300 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the SH940 is 140W and the biggest is 580W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this data projector has an average expert rating of 65%.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Benq SH940 owner concluded that this projector was not noisy. It Reviews.com rated the Benq SH940 3 stars and mentioned in their Benq SH940 review on IT Reviews.com “Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video”.

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq SH940 does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the SH940 do support 3D.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support 3D which you might want to look at including the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price], or the PowerLite Pro G6900WU[pl_1919039_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940, the Benq SH940 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq SH940 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SH940. The quietest noise level of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SH940 is 20dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SH940. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SH940 is 6,600h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the SH940 range from 1,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Benq SH940 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the SH940 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 20dB and 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 33 decibels, the Benq SH940 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq SH940

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

20 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector delivers bright, high-resolution, high-quality data images...

4 000-lumen rating
1 920 by 1 080 resolution
Horizontal and vertical lens shift
1.5x zoom lens
Good sound quality and volume
Rainbow artifacts and annoyingly obvious digital noise limit usefulness for video
18 October 2013

The BenQ SH940 projector offers a bright, high-quality?and high-resolution?data image, along with conveniences that include a 1.5x zoom lens and both vertical and horizontal lens shift...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 30 January 2015 by Justin

I've had this projector for a couple of years now, and it's by far the best doctor I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice projectors. It's extremely bright colors are excellent and I do it... Read more…

Lens shift
Very bright
Poor Color Reproduction
Prominent Dlp Rainbows
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Pyronious
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great presentation projector for a room with some ambient light or where a larger screen is used. This projector is capable of producing very bright images. However at the brightest... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $104.65
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $107.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163120856688, 00657837095886, 00840046026387, 04718755039539, 08400460263878

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