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Benq TH681H Projector

12000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2015
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Featuring a Full HD native resolution, a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 12,000:1, the TH681+ offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Good Product Quality

A number of Benq TH681+ owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. A. Kwabula gave the Benq TH681+ a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Amazing Picture Quality”. A. Kwabula also said “The picture quality is amazing”. Alan B. said in his review of the Benq TH681+ “Quality is awesome”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-one Benq TH681+ reviewers agreed that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Bill wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “3d is simply stunning” yet he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Christopher Atkinson said “Stunning 3D” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Christopher Atkinson also mentioned “I must confess I was sceptical how good the 3D would be”.

Good High Def TV

Twelve people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago A wrote in their review on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You mentioned in their review of this projector “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.”. Drew wrote three years ago “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector” in his Benq TH681+ review.

Good Picture Quality

A few Benq TH681+ reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer rated the Benq TH681+ 4 stars and said “It's bright, with great image quality” in their Benq TH681+ review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image quality is perfect”. Bluepie rated it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Decent picture quality for a budget projector”.

Some Benq TH681+ owners who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Bluepie said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Good clarity and bright colours”. Jon wrote “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes” in his review. Robert mentioned “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared” in his review of the Benq TH681+ and scored this projector 80 out of 100.

A number of Benq TH681+ owners who purchased the Benq TH681+ considered that it was good for watching movies. Alex said “Perfect for movies” and scored this projector very highly. Phil Uk gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his Benq TH681+ review.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer who bought this projector considered that it had clear images. Three years ago Bill mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “I found the image clarity to be excellent”.

One Benq TH681+ owner mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TH681+ was good for playing games on. Three years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “Like its higher-end counterpart, this projector is designed for games, multimedia and movies” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A few Benq TH681+ owners concluded that this projector was easy to setup. A gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their review. Dr. You mentioned “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review of this projector. Geoffrey Bridge wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up with HDMI or VGA” and scored it 5 stars.

Several Benq TH681+ reviewers who reviewed the Benq TH681+ said that it was easy to use. A. Sloggett mentioned in their review on Amazon “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended”. D. Hazlie rated the product as very good and said on Amazon “Excellent projector and easy to use” in their review of this projector. Dr. M. Clayton wrote two years ago “It's easy to use, lightweight” in their review of this projector.

Four Benq TH681+ owners who reviewed the Benq TH681+ concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Morgon said “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating”. Morgon also wrote “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. S C gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “These are the settings that work for me” in their review.

Some customers who reviewed the Benq TH681+ concluded that it had a good experience. Dmitirjs scored the Benq TH681+ 4 stars and said in their Benq TH681+ review “We find it really enjoyable cinema-like experience with no overwhelming noises”. Midland Bank wrote in their Benq TH681+ review two years ago “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers who purchased the Benq TH681+ mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz wrote in their Benq TH681+ review “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Jon wrote “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had”. Kevin Condron rated it 5 stars and he said two years ago “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great”.

One Benq TH681+ owner thought the Benq TH681+ was good in terms of USB connections.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong wrote on Amazon three years ago “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite” in his Benq TH681+ review.

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Nice Design

Several Benq TH681+ owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Two years ago A. Kwabula said “It also looks gorgeous in while” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Badger39 mentioned in their review of the Benq TH681+ “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal” . Three years ago Bluepie gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful” in their review of the Benq TH681+.

One Benq TH681+ reviewer said in their reviews that it was rough. Dr. M. Clayton mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this projector was smooth. Three years ago Mr Jamie M Robinson wrote “Moving objects very smooth” in his Benq TH681+ review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Alex said in his review of this projector on Amazon “When the room is silent we can hear it.”. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use”. Dr. You said “It is quite quiet to me”.

Five Benq TH681+ owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was noisy. A wrote on Amazon “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal” in their review of the Benq TH681+ and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Alan B. wrote in his review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Not too noisy either”. Krussel gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

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Good Sound Quality

Eight Benq TH681+ owners who reviewed this projector said that it had good sound quality. Last year Amazon Customer scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Only downside is the sound”. Cornwallnick mentioned on Amazon “Bonus - surround sound turned up” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 5 stars. Elena Miltseva said two years ago “Parcel packaged well, ordered the projector came to Russia safe and sound, fast delivery” in her review of the Benq TH681+.

A Best Selling Projector

The TH681+ is one the most popular projector currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Robust

A number of Benq TH681+ reviewers who bought it considered that it was well made. Alan B. mentioned in his review “Even has a built in speaker” and gave it a very good review score. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.” in their Benq TH681+ review.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average Benq 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings as do all multimedia projectors produced by Benq.

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Good Technical Features

Two Benq TH681+ owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Mr. P Le Page mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Easy to setup and good features” in her review and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

A number of Benq TH681+ owners who bought it thought it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong said on Amazon “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote”. Mr. P. J. Foster said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone” and gave it a very good review.

Good Support

Some Benq TH681+ reviewers considered that the product had good technical guidance. Morgon gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review” in their review of the Benq TH681+.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Benq TH681+ reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. rated it as excellent and he said “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too” in his review of this projector.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Badger39 mentioned on Amazon “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.” in their review.

Supports Full HD

The Benq TH681+ supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TH681+ do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Benq TH681+ supports 3D, unlike most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TH681+ has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TH681+.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq TH681+ supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). The resolution of all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the TH681+ ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago the noise levels range from 33dB to 37dB. The Benq TH681+ has a fairly quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the TH681+.

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq TH681+ is more than most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. This Benq data projector supports a Cinema video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the TH681+. The video colour modess "Dynamic", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this projector.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 220 Watts, the Benq TH681+ has a quite low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TH681+ have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 38W and 890W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 350W.

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Very Light

The lightest projector of a similar age and spec to the TH681+ is 2.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The Benq TH681+ is one of the lighter comparable spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago (only 2.6 kilograms) amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few people mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong mentioned on Amazon “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons”. Phil Uk said in his review of the Benq TH681+ “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” yet he gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq TH681+ does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TH681+ the projector brightnesss range from 3,200 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TH681+ has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the TH681+ is 230W. At only 210 Watts, the Benq TH681+ has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year is 8,000h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 5,000h to 10,000h. The Benq TH681+ has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 5,000 hours) amongst 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors of a similar type and age to the TH681+ is 4,600h. The Benq TH681+ has a quite short service life of lamp (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the TH681+.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq TH681+ is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
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
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(7)
26 June 2014

BenQ has done a good job with the TH681, offering a Full HD DLP projector with 3D for under £600. It's just a shame that colours are a bit on the gaudy side. In the end, £100 more gets you the...

BenQ frappe encore une fois très fort en proposant un projecteur DLP Full HD et 3D à moins de 700 ?. Dommage que les réglages proposés par ce TH681 soient trop flashy. Au final, pour 100 ? de...

9 April 2014

Globalement, le BenQ TH681 nous a fait belle impression et s'avère être une bonne surprise dans sa catégorie. Même s'il montre certaines limites en usage Home-cinéma, notamment l'absence...

17 July 2014

Optoma HD131Xe VS BenQ TH681VSIn deze review zal ik de Optoma HD131Xe tegenover de BenQ TH681 plaatsen. Hierbij zal ik kijken naar scherpte,kleuren,geluidproductie en contrast. Ik heb beide... Read more…

12 August 2014

Der BenQ TH681 ist mit Abstand der hellste Beamer im Testfeld. Mit einem Lichtstrom von 2.240 Lumen und einem Schachbrettkontrast von 237:1 eignet er sich auch perfekt zum Einsatz in hellen...

Slightly brighter image than the 1070
Excellent 3D rendering with no crosstalk
Low input lag (measured at 33 ms)
Image lgrement plus lumineuse que le celle du 1070
Rendu 3D sans crosstalk (sans ddoublement de l'image)
Colours are oversaturated and aren't rendered accurately
Remote isn't particularly practical
No lensshift
No motion interpolation
Rainbow effect visible to sensitive users
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Mr B N Armstrong

Having owned this projector for a few weeks now and watched numerous Blu-ray and DVD content, this projector never fails to impress. After much research and trawling the nets for reviews, I took... Read more…

Reviewed 7 March 2014 by Bill
(Verified Purchase)

This may be only a 720p resolution projector but I found the image clarity to be excellent. 3d is simply stunning. I have a 100 inch screen watched from about 10ft away.Now my eye sight is not... Read more…

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Badger39
(Verified Purchase)

I love movies and so it seems does the BenQ TH681. It really handles well all genres of movie you throw at it. I broke it in with a visual sci-fi feast of Star Wars A New Hope, then Blade Runner... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by MIDLAND BANK
(Verified Purchase)

Really happy with this projector. Quality with Blu Ray source is superb. On board speakers are not very good but we connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience. 7ft... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by RugbyMad
(Verified Purchase)

Have nothing more to add than has already been said. Just wanted to register our 5 Stars for what is a superb projector...

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.92
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Product Identifiers

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