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Benq MX661 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The BeQ MX661 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3000 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX661 also offers... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Benq data projector is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Myoud said in their Benq MX661 review “Good quality product”. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review on IT Reviews.com “Good video quality”.

Robust

Several Benq MX661 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag three years ago “The BenQ MX661%displayPrice% at %seller% is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video”. Itreviews.com mentioned in their Benq MX661 review “The BenQ MX661 is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq is one of the superior projector brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Benq also has good reviews for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX661 owner said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com three years ago “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MX661.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX661.

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include the MX768 ($1,899.00), or the MX822ST ($1,099.00) both from Benq which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq MX816ST.

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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)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Benq MX661 is a two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX661 only have one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq MX661 has more built-in speakers than most of the multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Most of the projectors of this age and type only have one built-in speaker, however this data projector has two built-in speakers.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq MX661 is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX661 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Benq MX661 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 700M. The Benq MX661 has a fairly high number of colours (1,070 million) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX661.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 20,000h. The Benq MX661 has one of the longer lamp service lives (6,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX661 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which support 3D image projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the MX768 ($1,899.00), or the MX822ST ($1,099.00) both from Benq which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MX661 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX661 also do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the MX768 ($1,899.00), or the MX822ST ($1,099.00) both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011 ($806.62).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX661 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Benq MX661 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX661. The noise levels of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 40dB.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MX822ST ($1,099.00) (40dB and cheaper).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX661 have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the Benq MX661 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX661.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Benq MX661 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a similar age and type to the MX661 is 3,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,300h.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX661 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 32 decibels, the Benq MX661 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX661

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX661 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX661.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Benq MX768 ($1,899.00) (4,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
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
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
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
Display
Display Colour
Built-In Display
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

21 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, reasonably good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

Good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side
Data image quality notably worse over a VGA connection
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Jon G.
(Verified Purchase)

So, I returned the projector to NewEgg to get it replaced. However, I received an email that stated they just refunded my money. I guess I need to buy a different projector ??

Very nice display and I liked the potential of what was advertised
This card is recognized as a "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet" by Windows Server 2012 2 and has worked without flaw for a week in an Asus 97 motherboard utilized in an OS and software test server
The lag time from the computer to the projector display was more than tolerable when using the wireless connection. Also, in order to use the wireless connection the user required admin credentials to
The "PC-LESS TEACHING (USB Drive Display) was another selling point for me but this feature did not work. I called for tech support and they told me that I needed to return the projector. .. .so the v
Packaging was not as protective as I would have expected and shipping was 16 days direct from China through marketplace seller "OK"
Reviewed 6 November 2014 by A. R. Greenway
(Verified Purchase)

Software with BenQ dongle not very good.

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Myoud
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality product. Very clear on almost any plain surface. One very minor problem in that the disc supplied with the manual would not read. I did however manage to download a manual from the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.91
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.77
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p162641, benq p162641p, benq 9hj8f7733, benq 9hj8f7733e, advanced benq 9hj8f7733, advanced benq 9hj8f7733e, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733e, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733ei
Barcodes 00132018210789, 00168141610653, 00616268572199, 00748434026844, 00840046027001, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

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