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Benq MU686 Projector

20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 31dB Sep 2016
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BeQ MU686 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 3500 ANSI lumens and 20000:1 high contrast ratio, this WUXGA projector also offers auto vertical keystone... More
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8 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

On average projectors made by Benq are rated 86%, which is in the top 27% of all projector brands that we have analysed.

Only Released Three Months Ago

As one of the newer projectors, this data projector is likely to have more advanced features.

Supports Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months, the Benq MU686 supports Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Predator Z650[plb_3696444_price].

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Optoma EH416[plb_3726344_price], or the Acer Z650[plb_3287896_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MU686 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MU686 also support 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the W416[pl_3758764_price], or the EH416[pl_3726344_price] both from Optoma or the Acer Z650[plb_3287896_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MU686 also have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the W416[pl_3758764_price], or the EH416[pl_3726344_price] both from Optoma or the Casio XJ-F10X[plb_3277658_price].

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq MU686 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MU686.

A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of projector.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is typical of many 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MU686 only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Benq MU686 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MU686 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MU686 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors the RMS rated power range from 1.5W to 20W.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The lowest power consumption in economy mode of data projectors that were launched in the last year is 170W and the highest is 370W. The Benq MU686 has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode (261 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MU686

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MU686 has a fairly average projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other new projectors.

We compared this data projector to all the other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think cheaper projectors such as the Casio XJ-V110W[plb_3319451_price], and the Acer P1623[plb_3768665_price] is also worth considering.

If this Benq data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq MU706[plb_3903939_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 31 decibels, the Benq MU686 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other 31dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including the A1500[pl_3772390_price], or the P1623[pl_3768665_price] both from Acer which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Acer Z650[plb_3287896_price] (30dB).

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
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Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Colour Mode in 2D
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
MHL Version
Storage
Optical Disc Player
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
Colour
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Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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Electricity cost when switched on $86.88
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $89.73
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0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mu686, benq mu686d, benq mu686dl, benq p242792, benq p242792p, benq mu686dlp, benq 9hjfm7713, benq 1920x1200, benq 9hjfm7713e, special 9hjfm7713, special 9hjfm7713e
Barcodes 00840046034948, 04718755064609

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$ 799.00 $749.00
80% Higher RMS Rated Power
One More VGA (D-Sub) Port
23% Brighter Projector Brightness
Narrower
Shorter Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4dB Louder Noise Level in Economy Mode

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$ 492.99 $749.00
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