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Benq W1400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Benq W1400. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The noise and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq W1400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Benq W1400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Benq W1400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on People really like the size and usability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ W1400 DLP DC3 DMD 1080p Full HD Video ProjectorBenQ W1400 DLP DC3 DMD 1080p Full HD Video Projector

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

BenQ W1400 review


Best projector up to £1500, Awards 2014. An exciting projector that offers big screen entertainment for a great price

Punchy and vibrant colour palette Plenty of detail Clean, crisp and bright picture; Decent with 3D, motion and upscaling Compact, light build Easy to set up and use Good connectivity

Nothing at the price

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 subtlety, a brighter picture and more confident motion...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

BenQ W1400 review


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

The W1500 looked expensive when compared to other home cinema projectors, but BenQ has managed to reduce the price significantly by removing the wireless video feature. At around £1,000, it's difficult to find a competing LCD model that supports Full...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

BenQ W1400


A good projector at an excellent price

Good all-round picture quality, Good value, Runs quietly in Eco mode

Slightly hollow dark areas, High input lag affects gaming, Dark 3D scenes have a slight red tone

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : AVForums (

BenQ W1400


Impressive greyscale after calibration, Very good colour accuracy, Excellent motion handling, Decent video processing, Great 3D performance, Sharp and detailed picture, Bright images, Lens shift for easier installation, Price

Mediocre Blacks, Limited shadow detail, Rainbow artefacts, Fans can be noisy, Some light spill

BenQ have been quietly producing a range of budget DLP projectors that can deliver genuinely impressive levels of performance, especially when you consider their price. Whilst single-chip DLP won't be for everyone due to the rainbow artefacts that the...

Apr, 2014

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Fabulous projector but even better service from Richer Sounds


I initially placed it behind the seating area on a box - however, it was projecting upwards more than I could correct so a ceiling mount was required. This combo is heavy so I put a wooden plinth on the ceiling with butterfly rawl plugs (plasterboard)...

picture quality , ease of setup , 2d to 3d conversion , upscales from dvd , not as noisy as expected

price of replaceent bulb , fair amount of heat , little else worthy of note

Jun, 2016

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Picture great


Well what can I say been looking at projector's for a while now and final made an appointment for a demo in Cardiff store the benq didn't disapoint bright clear picture as good as plasma or Lcd very pleased with it. The only thing stopping me giving it...


3d mmmm

Jan, 2016

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First class entry level but at the top end


Looked around on all the other supplies web site all had good reviews but richer sounds was about £400 pounds cheaper than any body else this projecter is first class ceiling mounted about 2.600 meters from screen gives a picture 1800 wide 1100 high...

you can watch day or night without black out blind

Dec, 2015

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Great bright picture but beware massive light bleed


My first move to full hd with this projector and delighted with the improved resolution. This is a great projector but the light bleed to off screen areas is huge. There is a large bright patch to the left of the screen created by stray light coming...

great picture

massive light bleed offscreen , no permanent sound mute

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Benq W1400 projector.


Bought this projector along with a Sappire secs 240 screen. From Richer Sounds Middlesbrough. After calling and looking at 2 projectors one costing £1700.00 I went for the BenQ 1400. The result surpassed my expectations with a superior picture to both...



Oct, 2015

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Great picture, but disappointingly noisy


After having an excellent LCD projector in my lounge for the last 7 years, I was looking for an upgrade that would take me from 720p to 1080p, and bring image processing up to date. I bought the W1400 after reading lots of reviews and after spending...

stunning picture quality

noisy fan , occasional rainbow effect

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: No


Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Color of product:Black, Silver / White
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:110 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):397
Power Source:AC


Bulb power:240
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:3500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.45 - 3.07
Focal length range (f-f):0.621 - 0.989
Throw ratio:1.07 - 1.71


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 102
Horizontal scan range:15 - 102
Noise Level:33
Noise level (economic mode):28
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Preset modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Standard
Vertical scan range:23 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):397
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:±10
Matrix size:0.65
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:78.7 - 196.9
Projection distance:78.7 - 196.9
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:40 - 300
Zoom ratio:1.6:1


Card reader integrated: No


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame Sequential, Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions