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Benq TH681+ Projector

12000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $70.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good product quality
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
159 Reviews

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-one people agreed that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Mr B N Armstrong wrote on Amazon “I own a high end 40" full hd 3d Sony TV”. Mr B N Armstrong also said “Great way to enjoy hd and 3d content is impressive” in his review. Myles J Fitzpatrick rated it 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector “Just remember you need to buy active 3d glasses separate”.

Good Picture Quality

Sixteen people who bought this projector mentioned that it had good picture quality. Myles J Fitzpatrick said “Excellent picture quality” in his review of the Benq TH681+. M. Ohrstrom mentioned in their review of this projector “Iplayer via the chromecast gives very impressive image quality” and scored it 9 stars. Toplad gave it a rating of 9 stars and said “Fantastic picture quality for a budget projector better than most tvs”.

Five people said that the product had good colour saturation. 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 Benq TH681+ review and gave it a rating of 6 stars. In April last year Robert.a.rowley rated it 6 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “The colours are good”. Bluepie scored this projector 8 stars and said in their review of this projector three years ago “Good clarity and bright colours”.

Two customers concluded that this projector was good for watching movies. Phil Uk wrote on Amazon “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio”. Alex scored it 9 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Perfect for movies”.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for playing games on. Expert website Digitalversus.com scored the product 74.985645435371 out of 100 and wrote in their Benq TH681+ review “Like its higher-end counterpart, this projector is designed for games, multimedia and movies”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. Bill said in his review of this projector three years ago “I found the image clarity to be excellent” and gave this projector a score of 7 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Twelve owners said in their reviews that the Benq TH681+ was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “BenQ has done a good job with the TH681, offering a Full HD DLP projector with 3D for under £600” in their review of this projector. Two years ago Jack wrote on Amazon “Can project a 150" full HD picture from only 3 meters away” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. J D. said in the same month “Stunning clear 720p hd screen”.

Good Remote Control

Two customers concluded that the Benq TH681+ had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong wrote in his review of the Benq TH681+ 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” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Mr. P. J. Foster wrote 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 score of 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Eight people who purchased it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago S C said on Amazon “Best to have external audio device connected”. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon in April last year “Only downside is the sound”. Cornwallnick said on Amazon “Bonus - surround sound turned up”.


Design

Easy to Use

Thirteen people concluded that the Benq TH681+ was easy to setup. Mr B N Armstrong wrote “It was very easy to set up and from a distance of 3m I'm getting crystal clear 720p hd 91" images” . Mr. P Le Page mentioned “Easy to setup and good features” in her review of the Benq TH681+. Uche said on Amazon two years ago “Absolutely brilliant, easy to set up and the 3d is better than that of my local cinema! Daylight performance is great” in their review of the Benq TH681+.

Seven owners considered that this projector was easy to use. Mr B Cronshaw mentioned “Good picture for the price easy to use”. Two years ago Mikey 2008 wrote “Easy control panel” in their review of this projector. In April last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture” and rated the product 8 stars.

Four people thought it was easy to use the menus. Morgon mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “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” in their review. Two years ago S C said in their review of this projector “These are the settings that work for me”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-two customers wrote in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Paul Milligan gave it a rating of 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Light enough to carry and high enough resolution for good presentation quality” in his review of this projector. Nick Lockyear wrote in his review of the Benq TH681+ “Great quality” and scored the product 7 stars. Mrbigweed gave it a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon “Amazing value and quality”.

Nice Design

Six customers who purchased this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Badger39 wrote in their Benq TH681+ review on Amazon “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”. Bluepie mentioned in their review of this projector “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful”. A. Kwabula scored it 8 stars and mentioned “It also looks gorgeous in while”.

One owner said in their reviews that it was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson rated the product 7 stars and he said on Amazon “Was amazed when i first powered this up, image was clean clear and moving objects very smooth” in his review of this projector.

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Robust

Four customers thought it was well made. Mr B N Armstrong mentioned three years ago “It also has a built in 10w speaker.”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this projector “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”. Konstantinos Vathakos mentioned in their Benq TH681+ review on Amazon two years ago “Really small, well built, definitely recommend this for a not expensive projector!”.


Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,989 user and expert reviews (including 28 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range compared to other brands.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong wrote on Amazon “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons” in his review of the Benq TH681+. Phil Uk gave the product a rating of 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine”.

One customer who reviewed this projector concluded that it was lightweight. Dr. M. Clayton wrote on Amazon “It's easy to use, lightweight”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who purchased the Benq TH681+ considered that it had good features.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong said on Amazon three years ago “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite”.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. mentioned on Amazon “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too” in his review of this projector and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this projector considered that it had a good battery life. Badger39 mentioned on Amazon “Oh and it can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two owners concluded that it had good technical guidance. Morgon wrote in their review of this projector “Second benq display and again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TH681+ has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq TH681+ supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think the EH-TW5300 ($704.86), and the EH-TW5210 both from Epson or the DELL 1450 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TH681+ has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 3,200 ANSI lumens to 3,800 ANSI lumens.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 33 decibels, the Benq TH681+ has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The noise levels of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago range from 33dB to 37dB.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq TH681+ has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq TH681+ has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year also have a handheld remote control.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Eight people who purchased the Benq TH681+ thought it was noisy. Nick Lockyear mentioned on Amazon “Slightly noisy”. Two years ago Mrbigweed gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “The fan noise is barely audible”. Tom scored this projector 6 stars and he mentioned in April last year “Picture is excellent, problem is that the fan is noisy”.

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Alex wrote “When the room is silent we can hear it.” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. J D. mentioned “Its very portable and the fan noise I would say is quiet”. Jon mentioned in his review of the Benq TH681+ on Amazon “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq TH681+ does not have a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

At only 210 Watts, the Benq TH681+ has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The average bulb power of 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector is 230W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of this age and type have service life of lamps of between 4,000h and 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. At only 4,000 hours, the Benq TH681+ has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 12000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released in April 2017.

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