BenQ W1700 vs BenQ TH685

BenQ W1700 and BenQ TH685 are both DLP projectors. Which projector is better?

Regarding brightness, BenQ W1700 has 2,200 lumens while BenQ TH685 has 3,500 lumens. That’s to say, BenQ TH685 is brighter. In terms of resolution, BenQ W1700 has 4K resolution but BenQ TH685 has 1080P. As for the throw ratio, BenQ W1700 has a longer throw ratio than BenQ TH685. In terms of weight, BenQ TH685 weighs 2.79 kg, which is lighter than BenQ W1700.

Product Name

BenQ W1700

BenQ TH685

Product Image BenQ W1700 BenQ TH685
Our Rating 8.0 7.8
Brand BenQ BenQ
Category projector projector

Optical Parameters

BenQ W1700BenQ TH685
Brand Brand BenQ BenQ
Brand Model Brand Model BenQ W1700 BenQ TH685
Brightness (ANSI lumens) Brightness (ANSI lumens) 2200 lumens 3500 lumens
Display Chip Display Chip Texas Instruments DLP digital optical processing projection technology
Display Technology Display Technology DLP DLP
Standard Resolution Standard Resolution 4K(3840*2160) 1080P(1920*1080)
Maximum Supported Resolution Maximum Supported Resolution WUXGA(1920*1200)
Image Contrast Ratio Image Contrast Ratio 10000:1 10000:1
Throw Ratio Throw Ratio 1.47-1.76 (100 inches @ 3.25m) 1.127-1.46
Keystone Correction Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40 degrees Automatic, vertical: ± 30 degrees
Lamp Life Lamp Life Normal mode: 4000 hours, economic mode: 10000 hours, intelligent power saving mode: 15000 hours Normal mode: 4000 hours, economic mode: 8000 hours, intelligent power saving mode: 10000 hours
Lamp Type Lamp Type Ultra high pressure mercury lamp

Projection Parameters

BenQ W1700BenQ TH685
Product type Product type Home projector Commercial projector
Image Size Image Size,projector1 60-200 inches 60-200 inches30-300 inches
Screen ratio Screen ratio 16:9


BenQ W1700BenQ TH685
I/O Connection Ports Connection Ports 1 x HDMI-1 (HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2)
1×HDMI-2 (HDMI 1.4a & HDCP 1.4)
1×Computer In (D-sub 15 needle, Female)
1×Audio In (mini Jack)
1×Audio Out (Mini Jack)
1×DC 12V Trigger (3.5mm)
Control interface 1×USB Type A (1.5A power)
1 x USB Type Mini B (Service)
1×RS232 In (D-sub 9 pin, male)
1×Computer in (D-sub 15 pins)
2 x HDMI (2.0)
1 x HDCP (2.2)
1× audio input
Output interface 1× audio output
Control port 1 x USB
1 x RS - 232
2 x infrared
2 x LumiExpert


BenQ W1700BenQ TH685
Size(HxWxD) Size(HxWxD) 353×135×272mm 312×110×225mm
Power Usage Power Usage 330W, standby power: < 0.5W 297W, standby power: < 0.5W
Machine weight Machine weight 4.2kg 2.79kg
Accessories Accessories Projector
Power cord by Region
Remote control / battery
Warranty card by Region
Lens cap
User manual CD
Quick use manual
Projector   x1
Remote control   x1
power cord   x1
User manual CD   x1
Warranty card by Region   x1
User manual   x1
Warranty Warranty 2 years
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