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Benq MW663 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Jan 2013
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received a rating of 80% from projector expert review site PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq MW663 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector” in their review of the Benq MW663 and scored the product 80 out of 100. Pc Mag said “Very good video quality” and rated the Benq MW663 4 stars.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,080 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its data projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MW663 reviewer who purchased the Benq MW663 mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector on PC Mag three years ago “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcmag.com said “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MW663.

Robust

One person thought this projector was well made. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MW663 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW663.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at include the Benq MX522 ($560.13) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW663 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW663.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think the Optoma W300 which has better reviews is 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 typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW663.

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

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MW663 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW663. This projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector compared to most of the projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW663 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW663 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq MW663 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution. The native resolution of all projectors of this age and type ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MW663 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW663 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MW663 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 6,300h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h. The Benq MW663 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the MW663.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW663

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the MW663.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW663 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MW663.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Benq MW663 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW663.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MS502 (33dB), or the MS517 (32dB) both from Benq.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom 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
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
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
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
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

Expert Reviews

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19 June 2013

The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector...

Very good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Optional Wi-Fi
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $74.88
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $77.72
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p161156, benq p161156p, benq 9hj8j7713, benq 9hj8j7713e
Barcodes 00740617068627, 00840046026622, 04718755040092, 08400460266220

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