The more component ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
BenQ MS504: 6
16. power consumption on standby
How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
Panasonic PT-AE8000U: 0.08W
17. power consumption operation
How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
JVC DLA-X30: 0.8W
18. has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
83% have it
19. lamp life
This shows the lifespan of the light source. Beamers need to have their lamps (light source) replaced every now and then.
Vivitek Qumi Q7: 30000h
20. optical zoom
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
Panasonic PT-AE8000U: 2x
21. USB ports
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Optoma EH501: 4
22. contrast ratio
Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.