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Benq MS512 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MS512 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Benq MX518 which is cheaper; or the Epson EH-TW5100, or the Benq MX819ST ($596.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MS512 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS512 also support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to look at including the Benq MX850 which is cheaper; or the Optoma DX346, or the Epson EH-TW5100 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MS512, the Benq MS512 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq TW519, or the Optoma DX346 which has better reviews.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer P1276 ($1,635.00) is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MS512 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS512. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS512 have widths of between 260mm and 340mm.

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Very Light

Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS512 have weights of between 1.3kg and 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MS512 is fairly light compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MS512 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MS512 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MS512 range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 700M. At only 1.07 million, the Benq MS512 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS512.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq MS512 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS512. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS512 is 7.3W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS512

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS512 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MS512.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this projector and we think a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Benq MW820ST or you might consider a higher scoring multimedia projector such as the MX819ST ($596.99), and the TW523 both from Benq are also worth considering.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Benq MS524 ($453.00) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) or the Benq MW526 ($389.99) (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MS512 has a relatively average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS512.

Other 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq TW523.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MW820ST (32dB and cheaper), or the MX518 (32dB and cheaper) both from Benq.

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS512 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.59
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.43
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0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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 benq ms512, benq ms512h, benq p178663, benq p178747, benq p178663p, benq p178747p, benq 9hjav7713, benq 9hjav7713e
Barcodes 04718755051043
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