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Benq MX525A Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Mar 2015
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MX525 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector received a rating of 70% from expert review site PC Mag.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this multimedia projector is exceptional based on 16 owner reviews. That puts this projector in the top 13% of all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and type.

Good Product Quality

A number of Benq MX525 owners who bought the Benq MX525 thought it was good quality. Af said on Amazon “Good image quality” in their Benq MX525 review and rated it as very good. Two years ago Ben said “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs” in his review of the Benq MX525 and rated it as excellent. Hannicka said on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their review of the Benq MX525.

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

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

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos rated it 4 stars and said “Very nice and easy to use”. One person who reviewed this projector considered that it had a good experience. Last year Af mentioned in their Benq MX525 review “It makes it a much better experience than a TV”.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MX525 owner considered that it was good for playing games on. One Benq MX525 owner said in their reviews that the Benq MX525 had good picture quality.

Robust

A few Benq MX525 owners who bought it wrote that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote two years ago “Offers good brightness and solid data-image quality” in their review and gave this projector a score of 4 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX525 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the Benq MX525 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MX507[pl_3048398_price], or the TW526[pl_2549392_price] both from Benq.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX525, the Benq MX525 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the X133PWH[pl_3034973_price], and the X123PH[pl_3186331_price] both from Acer or the Benq MX507[plb_3048398_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MX525 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Benq MX525 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX525. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago is 500h and the longest is 10,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Narrow

At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MX525 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MX525. The narrowest multimedia projector of this age and spec is 280mm wide, the widest is 340mm, and the average width is 310mm.

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Very Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MX525 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX525. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX525 have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Benq MX525 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag said in their review of the Benq MX525 “Weak audio” but even so they rated it 4 stars.

Poor High Def TV

One Benq MX525 reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You said on Amazon “A pity that it is not HD” yet they still gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX525, the Benq MX525 does not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the X133PWH[pl_3034973_price], the X123PH[pl_3186331_price], or the X112H[pl_2741930_price] all from Acer which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX525 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq MX525 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. Projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX525 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 20W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX525

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq MX525 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq data projector).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX525 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MX525.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq TW526[plb_2549392_price].

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX525 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX525.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think the Benq TW526[plb_2549392_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MX525 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
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
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
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MX525, a budget XGA-resolution data projector, offers good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Bright
Good lamp life
Low price
Can project 3D content
Subpar video
Weak audio

User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Smithn6
Smithn6 would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I love the crisp clean and bright picture that this projector has! I have taught for over 20 years and used many projectors, but this is the best one I have ever had!

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Hot Shot Dot
Hot Shot Dot would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I have had the Epsom projector and it required to have the room completely dark and the screen was still hard to see. We have this projector set up for use with a golf simulator. This projector... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Painterpal
Painterpal would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

This product is used by our Painting chapter, Seaside Decorative Painters of Daytona Beach so that members can see what is being taught on a screen.l We use the ELMO camera with it that was also... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.15
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.01
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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p203623, benq p236489, benq p203623p, benq p236489p, benq 9hjcg7714, benq 9hjcg7713, benq 9hjcg7714e, benq 9hjcg7713e, listing 9hjcg7714, special 9hjcg7713, special 9hjcg7713e, listing 9hjcg7714e
Barcodes 02100000269976, 04718755053320, 05054484731184, 05054565491662

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