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Benq MX503 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Sep 2012
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all data projectors Benq is one of the better rated brands.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MX503 owner said that the Benq MX503 had good colour saturation. Domenico gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The colours are amazing”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX503 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Benq MX720[plb_1477160_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX503 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Benq MX720[plb_1477160_price] 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 similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Benq MX503 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX503. The quietest noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Narrow

Projectors that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 260mm and 340mm, and the average width is 300mm. At only 287.3 millimeters, the Benq MX503 is quite narrow compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the Benq MX503 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX503. The average noise level in economy mode of data projectors of this age and type is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MX503 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MX503 also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the MW526[pl_2415513_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX503 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MX503 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this spec and age range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX503 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MX503.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the MS517[pl_1463623_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the TW519[pl_1552764_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX503

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Benq projector was released over four years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of this type and age.

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
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Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Lens System
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Analog Signal Format System
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RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
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Power Consumption On Standby
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Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Domenico
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We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality. Well, the quality is great and the price too. It doesn't care much if there's daylight or not or atleast not that much. Also, the colours... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $68.40
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.26
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

Barcodes 00840046024734, 04718755035265

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1,068.93M Higher Number of Colours
8W Higher RMS Rated Power
Newer by Ten Months
300 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
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