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Benq MS502 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jun 2012
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 2,080 owner and expert reviews for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MS502 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS502 also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] or you might consider a better rated multimedia projector such as the Optoma DS325[plb_1920804_price], or the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MS502 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think a cheaper projector such as the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price], and the Optoma DX325[plb_1915714_price] are also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MS502 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MS502. This data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the projectors of a similar age and type to the MS502 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

At only 287.2 millimeters, the Benq MS502 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS502. The narrowest multimedia projector of this type and age is 260mm wide, the widest is 340mm, and the average width is 300mm.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a very quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS502. The quietest noise level in economy mode of projectors of this age and type is 26dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MS502 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] or the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MS502 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MS502 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this age and type range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS502 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens and cheaper); or the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS502 range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Benq MS502 has a quite loud noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MS502.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MS502 the lamp power range from 190W to 310W. The Benq MS502 has a very small lamp power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS502.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less native resolution than the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is in fact the worst native resolution amongst all projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is the best native resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of projectors that are a comparable age to the MS502 range from 1M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq MS502's number of colours is one of the lowest amongst similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the Benq MS502 of only 2 Watts is one of the lowest amongst data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS502. The average RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 7.3W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS502

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the MS502.

SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio
USB Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.80
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bqvpms502
Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961
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