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Benq W1400 Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Aug 2013
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Big Screen Entertainment In Your Living Room!W1400 integrates the latest technology for one of a kind, big screen, at home entertainment enjoyment. It features Full HD 3D resolution, frame... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Benq projector was given a "Recommended" award by Avforums.com who concluded that this projector was good.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, whathifi.com and lydogbillede.dk the average expert rating of this projector is 82 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 188 user reviews the average user rating of this Benq projector is 88 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

Several customers concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer said “Glad to have made the transition to full HD” in their review of this projector. Amazon Customer also said “So, after several months deliberation I finally decided to treat myself to a new full HD projector”. Two years ago Dean A. mentioned in his review of this projector “Unbelievable picture, pure HD”.

Good Picture Quality

Fifteen Benq W1400 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. Cwar said “Superb image quality and works well with 3D for home Cinema”. Jimbob81 rated it as excellent and wrote in their Benq W1400 review “I have a 3.5M screen of excellent image quality and the ST aspect means the Kids can still play Wii, etc without any shadows on the screen”. Mr R Galypchak wrote “I can say that I am very satisfied with the picture quality I get” in his Benq W1400 review and rated this projector as very good.

Some Benq W1400 owners who reviewed the product thought it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “What's more, even using the factory settings, I'm conscious that the colours are far more vivid” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Raj rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq W1400 on Amazon “I decided to go for this as the wisdom of the crowd suggested that the colours are better out of the box”.

Two Benq W1400 owners considered that the Benq W1400 had image ghosting. Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote “It was a bit less impressive with some ghosting” in their review of this projector.

One Benq W1400 owner who purchased this projector thought it was good for watching sport. Amazon Customer said on Amazon two years ago “If I'm honest upon purchase the sound from projector was decent enough for watching sports and such (no awards” in their Benq W1400 review.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. In January last year 99point99 wrote in their review of this projector “3D is my favourite”. Amazon Customer scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The BenQ has 3D”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Great projector, excellent image quality and great for 3D Blu-ray”.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq W1400 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Two years ago 1992 mentioned in their Benq W1400 review “Works brilliantly and the quality of the picture is fantastic”. 99point99 mentioned in their review of the Benq W1400 “It was almost as good as watching it in the cinema with the Dynamic picture quality” and scored it very highly. A. Bourne mentioned in their review “Amazing cinema quality 3D, so impressed!”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Seven Benq W1400 reviewers thought it was quiet. Two years ago Amanda Coates wrote in her Benq W1400 review “Fantastic buy, amazing quality picture, extremely quiet, , does an excellent job in my cinema room”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this projector “In normal mode the cooling fan is much quieter than that of the Optoma”. Mr R Galypchak wrote on Amazon last year “When the room is totally silent” and rated the product 5 stars.

A few Benq W1400 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq W1400 review “It has fan noise (not as bad as I was expecting).” and gave the Benq W1400 a score of 5 stars. Largehosier wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon also two years ago “Fan is loud” and scored this projector 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Twelve Benq W1400 owners said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. 99point99 said in their review “Very easy to use - you can have it up” . John C mentioned “It is a short throw, so handy for my house” and gave it a score of 5 stars. John C also said “It is worth thinking about where you are going to use it”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Mr T H Mcsorley mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It really easy to set up and has given many happy family hours of Weekend movies”. Shellbyj said “Good quality, easy to set up” and scored it very highly. Toby.n gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Very easy to set up, extremely large picture at very close distances from the screen/ wall you are using”.

Four Benq W1400 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. John Court said “The audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control and good menus make it a joy t use” in his review of the Benq W1400. Master Oz said on Amazon “I recommend these settings”. Raj gave the Benq W1400 a very good review and said “The menu was easy to understand” in their review.

Several Benq W1400 owners who bought this projector considered that it was easy to handle. Mr. A. J. Nolan wrote in their review on Amazon “Colour are superb and it handles motion very well” and rated the Benq W1400 4 stars. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned three years ago “The BenQ W1400 is a hugely capable performer – the DLP projector handles Full HD”. Whathifi.com also wrote “A brighter picture and more confident motion handling”.

A few people who bought it thought it had a good experience. Mr R Galypchak mentioned “I tried several 3D films on it as well (separate DLP glasses required) and the experience is just as good as in the cinema if not better” in his review of this projector. Sneakygloworm rated this projector as very good and mentioned in their review “Guardians of the Galaxy 3D, I must say that it is the best cinema experience I have ever had”.

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Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the Benq W1400 reckoned that it was good looking. Dan Wooller mentioned on Amazon “I'm projecting from just over 3m and have a beautiful 108" picture on the opposite wall” in his review of this projector and gave it a very good review. Keith W. mentioned “Bright, vivid colours, gorgeous resolution with blu rays” in his review of the Benq W1400. Mr R Galypchak mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Only then you realise 'wow, that's a pretty loud fan” in his review of the Benq W1400.

Good Sound Quality

Twelve Benq W1400 owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Catchtwentytoo mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The sound is surprisingly good” but they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. David Hudson rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Really good quality picture and reasonable sound”. John Court mentioned in his Benq W1400 review on Amazon “I rate this projector as great value for money the picture is superb and the audio from the tiny speakers is very acceptable with a nice remote control”.

Robust

Several Benq W1400 reviewers who reviewed this projector considered that it was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Overheats reliably within 10 minutes when watching anything in 3d”. Giles Triffitt mentioned on Amazon “Very reliable” and scored it 80 out of 100. Russ gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his Benq W1400 review on Amazon “As others have said not stellar (nowhere near as good as my trusty 6year old Panasonic plasma)”.

Some Benq W1400 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. In January last year Monkeyboy wrote on Amazon “Built in speaker is ok” in their review of this projector. Saad mentioned on Amazon “Built in speaker sound is good enough” and gave the Benq W1400 a very good review score.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

One Benq W1400 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In January last year John C gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq W1400 on Amazon “The picture excellent (using the HDMI port”.

Good Standard Def Image

One Benq W1400 owner who bought it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Jimbob81 mentioned “My only recommendations would be to make sure you have a good HD feed as standard definition is obviously a bit grainy on larger screens” in their review of the Benq W1400 and scored it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One Benq W1400 owner concluded that the product had good features.

Good Remote Control

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control.

Good Support

One Benq W1400 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. 1992 wrote two years ago “Complicated to set up so read the instructions carefully!”.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W1400 which do not support full HD, the Benq W1400 supports full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the TH682[pl_2448398_price], or the W1080[pl_1495063_price] both from Benq.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price].

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Supports 3D

The Benq W1400 supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the W1400 do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the TH682[pl_2448398_price], and the W1080[pl_1495063_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the Optoma DH1017[plb_2104607_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Benq W1400 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the TH682[pl_2448398_price], or the W1080[pl_1495063_price] both from Benq or the Infocus IN1146[plb_2100767_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq W1400 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W1400 ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq W1400 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This data projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of this type and age.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Benq W1400 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W1400 is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.9W.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 0.45" to 0.96". At 0.65 inches, the Benq W1400 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq W1400 is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the W1400 have between one and two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Big Offset

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1400 have offsets of between 8% and 150%, and the average offset is 110%. With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq W1400 has one of the bigger offsets amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Benq W1400 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq W1400 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W1400. 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Benq TH682[plb_2448398_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W1400 is 6,200h, and the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq W1400 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W1400.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 3,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq W1400 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq W1400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Benq data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

The Benq W1400 has a relatively standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including the W1080[pl_1495063_price], or the W1070[pl_1522360_price] both from Benq which has better reviews; or the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
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
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

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Expert Reviews

(6)
6 October 2014

The BenQ W1400 is an enjoyable proposition for anyone wanting to get into the home cinema market, but not quite willing to pay premium price.If you go up the price scale, you'll get greater...

10 April 2014

Avforums.com

BenQ might be primarily associated with data grade projectors but the manufacturer has recently launched some excellent additions to their home cinema line-up. In fact we've seen quite a few BenQ... Read more…

2 March 2014

Impressive picture quality, but 3D is hit-and-miss and DLP effects are unavoidable...

3 January 2014

While its slight red bias with 3D, high input lag and slightly hollow-looking dark scenes stop it scoring a full Trusted Reviews recommendation, the W1400 is nonetheless another strong effort from...

11 March 2015

BenQ fortsætter med at levere projektorer med høj ydelse til prisen. W1400 byder på masser af lysstyrke og kontrast i et kompakt format, og blæserstøjen er mere behagelig end på konkurrenten...

Punchy and vibrant colour palette
Plenty of detail
Clean, crisp and bright picture
Decent with 3D, motion and upscaling
Compact, light build
Nothing at the price
Mediocre Blacks
Limited shadow detail
Rainbow artefacts
Fans can be noisy
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User Reviews

(162)
Reviewed 20 December 2014 by PeterF
(Verified Purchase)

For some time I'd been mulling over treating myself to an upgrade to my Optoma HD65 which I bought five years ago. I've had a lot of enjoyment from the Optoma, simply projecting it on to the blank... Read more…

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Vivek Iyer

This product is idiot proof. It just works. My iMAC is terribly fussy but didn't have a problem hooking up. Even my paranoid schizophrenic Chromecast stick played nice. Sky 3d looks amazing. The... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by S B.
(Verified Purchase)

The Benq w1070+ is not a bad entry level projector. Bright scenes look fantastic but darker scenes have poor shadow detail, people in dark clothes against a dark background can look a bit like... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Russ

I've had a projector before so knew more or less what to look for in my next purchase. This pretty much hits all the bases if you want a top notch entry level bit of kit to get you some big screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Skynet
(Verified Purchase)

Ideal for home entertainment, I have owned the BenQ W1070+ for a month now, I have watched about 10 English Premier League Football matches, 4 UFC events, 2 Boxing PPV and about 10 movies. Ideal... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $93.63
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $96.34
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq weight, benq p184028, benq p184028p, benq 9hj7p7717, benq 9hj7p7717e
Barcodes 04718755037559, 04718755050916, 05054230640951
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