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Benq MW851UST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Aug 2012
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Benq MW851UST supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Benq MX522 ($560.13) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW851UST has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MX522 ($560.13) is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The MW851UST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Across similar types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW851UST the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W. The Benq MW851UST has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW851UST only have one built-in speaker, however the Benq MW851UST has two built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Offset

At 144 percent, the MW851UST has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average offset of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 120%.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The Benq MW851UST is a two component video in port projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851UST is 210W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 310W. The MW851UST has a fairly big lamp power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the MW851UST.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MW851UST is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB. At only 27 decibels, the Benq MW851UST has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The MW851UST does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the MS504 ($308.99), or the MX505 both from Benq which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW851UST, the Benq MW851UST does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW851UST range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. The MW851UST has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the DX325 (2,600 ANSI lumens), or the DS325 ($382.27) (2,600 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of this spec and age is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h. With a lamp service life of only 3,500 hours, the MW851UST has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the MW851UST has a quite 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 MW851UST. The service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MW851UST range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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Heavy

The weights of projectors of this age and type range from 1.3kg to 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of 5.3 kilograms, the MW851UST is fairly heavy compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW851UST.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW851UST

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MW851UST over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MW851UST has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW851UST.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq MX720 ($1,050.51) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MS502 (33dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Offset
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
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
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.13
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.00
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mw851u, mw851us, mw851ust, benq mw851, benq mw851u, benq p178622, benq mw851us, benq mw851ust, benq p178622p, benq 9hj4w7714, benq 9hj4w7713, benq 9hj4w7713e, benq 9hj4w7714e
Barcodes 04718755027888, 04718755037009

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