NOISE AND NETWORKING
Despite being rated to deliver no more than 39dBA of noise, the SU931 actually is significantly louder, putting out 51dBA at 36-inches from its exhaust grille. This makes it one of the loudest projectors in its class, but using Eco mode drops the noise level to 45dBA. This could present a problem if the SU931 were set up on a tabletop or a wall niche, but for most permanent installations, where the viewers are far away from the projector, this won’t matter.
With a standard RJ-45 networking port, the SU931 can interact with Crestron’s RoomView and AMX control systems. For facilities that are more minimalist, you can directly tap into the projector’s control regime by using a connected computer and a Web browser by typing the SU931’s IP address.
Once you’re connected, you can remotely do everything from selecting the source and adjusting the volume to turning it on or off. On the other hand, you can neither display images, videos or Office files from a network server nor take control of the projector with a phone or tablet app as you can with most Epson projectors.
The SU931's Web-based menu lets you do a lot remotely.
Unfortunately, the SU931 lacks built-in WiFi for tapping into a building’s wireless infrastructure. Other manufacturers have this as an optional accessory that adds between $50 and $100, but not BenQ.
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