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Benq MX505 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
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Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly, MX505 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Users have rated this multimedia projector on average 85%.

Good Size

A number of Benq MX505 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Tominiyi2000 said “A compact projector easy to install” in their Benq MX505 review. One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good weight.

Easy to Use

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A good little "starter" projector, great for talks to community groups, light weight, easy to use and quiet” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Cable not supplied for connection to the computer, you decide which of the connection options you want to use and purchase the appropriate cable/s”. Brian Copestake said “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” in his review of the Benq MX505.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 2,080 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX505 considered that it was quiet.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MX505 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX505 which do not support 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 Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX505 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price].

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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 the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The lowest maximum vertical synchronization of projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX505 is 0.12kHz and the highest is 480kHz. The Benq MX505 has a quite high maximum vertical synchronization (120 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX505.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MX505 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX505 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Benq MX505 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the MX505. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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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 comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.5W to 340W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 190W. At only 0.5 Watts, the Benq MX505 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX505.

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Very Narrow

At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MX505 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The average width of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 is 300mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 340mm.

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Light

The average weight of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX505 is 2.8kg. The Benq MX505 is fairly light (only 1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX505 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Benq MX505 has one of the louder noise levels (33 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq TW523[plb_2029704_price].

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price] (33dB).

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MX505 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp power range from 190W to 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq MX505 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX505. The numbers of colours of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX505 range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX505 have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MX505 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX505

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the MX505.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MX505 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this projector and we think the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
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
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
HDCP
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
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Egghead
Egghead would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

I will be using this for CPR classes. The picture is great. I wish it had an HDMI connection, so I don't have to use converter adapter. Otherwise, very nice...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Joey Bagadonuts
Joey Bagadonuts would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Not THE most pixels out there but it is bright and sharp and looks great for showing movies even in the daytime...

Reviewed 19 March 2014 by RCW
RCW would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Nice inexpensive projector, no Hd connector, but for the price it is not a problem. I needed something portable that would be compatible with high altitudes...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Canadian Geek
Canadian Geek would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

B&H shipped product quickly and safely, so thumbs up to them. The Benq projector setup easily (didn't need to read manual) and seems to work great (only used it for a few days). Always been very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Copestake
(Verified Purchase)

Compact easy to use good definition on the screen.

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Russell
Russell would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Grat for a business meeting presentation or use in a classroom. We bought 4 to place in a classroom and use primarily for PowerPoint Presentations...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Stephen P.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic images even in daylight. Good product.

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Michael Henson
(Verified Purchase)

Superb, all we wanted and more.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Nicki
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic buy- is exactly as stated. Great company to deal with.

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Md Mizanur Rahman
(Verified Purchase)

So so.

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