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Benq MW824ST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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12 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This 13000:1 contrast ratio projector received a rating of 70% from expert review site PC Mag.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Strong audio”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Benq MW824 on expert review site PC Mag “It has decent data-image quality, passable video”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MW824 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at including the ES500, or the MX522 ($560.13) both from Benq or the Optoma DS328 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Benq MW824 has a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include the Benq MX522 ($560.13), or the Optoma ES556 which has better reviews.

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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 typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW824 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the MS514, the MX823, or the MX600 all from Benq which has better reviews.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW824 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW824.

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

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Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Benq MW824 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors that were released around the same time as it. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most frequently supported video colour mode supported by projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW824. The video colour modes "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the Benq MW824 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average noise level in economy mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MW824 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW824 also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the ES500, the MS504 ($308.99), or the MX505 all from Benq.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MW824 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW824 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years is 700M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq MW824 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Offset

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW824 have offsets of between 100% and 160%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of only 110 percent, the Benq MW824 has one of the smaller offsets amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW824 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h. At only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW824 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW824.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.5W to 340W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of 240 Watts, the Benq MW824 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW824

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW824 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW824.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MS502, the MX816ST, or the MX823 all from Benq.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect 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
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Mode in 3D
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
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

Expert Reviews

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26 March 2014

The BenQ MW824ST combines a short throw with good brightness and resolution as a classroom-friendly business projector...

Long lamp life
Strong audio
Short throw
Can be used with Android devices
3D ready
Pronounced rainbow effect in video
No port for USB thumb drive

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.98
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $74.83
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 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

Barcodes 00044112553009, 00163121425029, 00840046028992, 08400460289922

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