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BenQ SP890

BenQ SP890
alaScore 85

11 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of BenQ SP890. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the price, whereas reviews about the usability and design are mixed. Some have doubts about the noise and image quality.


image quality, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ SP890 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BenQ SP890 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the usability. The noise also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the image quality, while some have doubts about the design.

price, noise, usability


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ SP890 1080p, 4000 Lumen DLP ProjectorBenQ SP890 1080p, 4000 Lumen DLP Projector

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

BenQ SP890 multimedia projector


The BenQ SP890 can be used as a home theatre projector or for boardroom presentations

Good detail levels, high brightness is useful for presentations

High levels of digital noise, overly sharp in default settings

BenQ's SP890 is a jack-of-all-trades multimedia projector that can display presentations and slideshows in a brightly lit room as well as reproducing Full HD movies with good contrast levels. It's not the best performer we've seen for either task, but...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

BenQ SP890 multimedia projector


The BenQ SP890 can be used as a home theatre projector or for boardroom presentations

Good detail levels, high brightness is useful for presentations

High levels of digital noise, overly sharp in default settings

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

BenQ SP890


The BenQ SP890 may masquerade as a 1080p home theatre projector, but its high asking price and poor black levels mean that it's better suited to well-heeled motivational speakers.

High brightness ; Excellent image processing ; Bright scenes are engaging

High price ; Skewed towards business use ; Remote not backlit ; Not very adept at dark scenes

While the projector was able to render most movies well, its weakness with dark content is an Achilles' heel. Unfortunately, the BenQ SP890 is a Jack of all trades, master of none: it's too barebones for a home theatre projector, and too expensive and...

Jul, 2011

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BenQ SP890 Review


If you need a bright, high-contrast 1080p projector for data or photography, the SP890 comes highly recommended.

Product Specifications


Built-in Speakers: Yes


Horisontal Synchronization Range:31.0-92.0 KHz
Vertical Synchronization Range:48-85 Hz


Component (3xRCA) input:1
PC Mouse Communication:USB, Serial


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: No



Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Brightness:4000 ANSI Lumens
Brightness (whisper mode):3200 ANSI Lumens
Contrast (full on/off):16000 :1
Maximum Resolution:HDTV (1920x1080)
Standard Resolution:1920x1080 HDTV
Widescreen: Yes


Bulb power:300
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.48 - 2.81
Focal length range (f-f):2.48 - 2.43 / 24.1 - 36.1
Horizontal lens shift range:-41 - 41
Throw ratio:1.62 - 2.43:1
Vertical lens shift range:-125 - 125


Optical Zoom:1.5 X
PiP: Yes


Depth:340 mm
Height:160 mm
Weight:7.2 kg
Width:430 mm


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:10


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):169 x 345 x 428 / 428 x 156 x 345
Lens focal range:f=24.1 - 36.1mm
Power requirements:100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31 - 92
Noise Level:33 / 36
Noise level (economic mode):30
Noise Reduction: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
Preset modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB, Standard
Vertical scan range:48 - 85


Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
HD-Ready: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):440
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Maximum analog resolution:640 x 350
Maximum digital resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:4000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:711.2 - 12700 / 711.2 - 7620
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.5:1


Audible Noise:36 dB
Audible Noise (whisper mode):33 dB
Lamp Effect:300 W
Lamp Life:2000 hrs
Power Consumption:440 W


Card reader integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :42.8
Package weight:9
Weight:7 / 7.2