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Overall Score

Benq W1400

avforums.com Recommended
An Award Winning 10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Data Projector
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 33dB Nov 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq W1400 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Benq W1400 number 378 across all projectors.
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194 Reviews + 1 Award
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Very Good
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9 Great Features
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3 Years Old
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£131 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
65
Average

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%. This projector has received a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
The W1400 has running costs of £131 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 180 latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
Has a handheld remote control
Very short service life of lamp
Does not have a DVI port

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Benq W1400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review site Avforums.com said that concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this data projector is 82% based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, avforums.com and e15.cz.

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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Benq projector is 88% based on 188 user reviews. Over 87% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Great Product Quality

18 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

Five customers agreed that the product was easy to use, four customers agreed that it was easy to setup and three owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,078 owner and expert reviews (including 165 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its data projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Design

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Robust

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1400 was well made.

Good Picture Quality

Six owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

Eight customers thought the Benq W1400 had good sound quality.

Fairly Priced

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the Benq W1400 was good value for money.

  • Not quite willing to pay premium price…
    Whathifi.com October 2014
  • If you are thinking of saving a few pounds with the cheap option, don't bother, this projector is easily as good as the one in the pub across the road…
    Dan Wooller (Amazon) - January 2015
  • This is a quality product at a bargain price don't think just buy!
    River__s (Amazon) - February 2015
  • They could repair it at my cost and claim through my house insurance…
  • If you're after an expensive item like a projector go to a shop, speak to someone behind a counter and buy from them; any come back and they should be easier to deal with than either of these!
  • Really very clear at a good price to come good…
  • Excellent buy ! Beautiful picture's ! Best projector in this price range, big screen entertainment for very little money 5 *****…
  • Real value for money…
  • Fantastic Projector at an excellent price…

Acceptable Noise Level

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the Benq W1400 was quiet.


Features

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq W1400 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other recently released similar spec projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1400 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The average service life of lamp of similar age 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 6,500h, and the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq W1400 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other recently released data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq W1400 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Benq W1400 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Benq W1400 has a carrying case, as do most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Benq W1400 has a 3D glasses included. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also have a 3D glasses included.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 35dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq W1400 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Benq W1400 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all latest similar spec multimedia projectors is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. The Benq W1400 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar age 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq W1400 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq W1400 supports full HD. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when this 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W1400 is £131, which is typical compared to the other 180 latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Benq W1400 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq W1400 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj7p7717e, benq weight
Barcodes 04718755037559, 04718755050916, 05054230640951

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