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Benq TW523 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2014
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The Best Value Choice for Small-Medium SpaceFeaturing a brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 13,000:1 and a WXGA resolution, the cost-effective and eco-friendly TW523 offers a... More
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Excellent Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 100% from projector expert review site lite-magazin.de. If all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector is in the top 1%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

TW523 owners on average rated this data projector 90%.

Good High Def TV

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You mentioned “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.” in their review of the Benq TW523. Drew mentioned on Amazon “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector” in his review of the Benq TW523 and gave the Benq TW523 a score of 5 stars. In November last year J D. mentioned on Amazon “Stunning clear 720p hd screen”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Benq TW523 reviewers who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. Bluepie said “Decent picture quality for a budget projector”. Dr. You rated this projector 5 stars and said in their review of the Benq TW523 “The white seems a bit yellow.), so it is a little tricky to get a better vision without this function”. M. Ohrstrom wrote in their review on Amazon “Iplayer via the chromecast gives very impressive image quality” and gave it an excellent review.

Some Benq TW523 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Bluepie mentioned on Amazon “Good clarity and bright colours” in their Benq TW523 review. Jon wrote on Amazon “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes” in his review of the Benq TW523. Robert he wrote “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was good for watching movies. Alex said on Amazon “Perfect for movies” in his Benq TW523 review and rated the product 5 stars. One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had clear images. Bill said in his Benq TW523 review two years ago “I found the image clarity to be excellent”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Benq TW523 owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Bill wrote “3d is simply stunning” in his Benq TW523 review. Christopher Atkinson wrote in November last year “Stunning 3D” in his Benq TW523 review. Christopher Atkinson also said “I must confess I was sceptical how good the 3D would be”.

Nice Design

Some people said in their reviews that it was good looking. A. Kwabula mentioned on Amazon in November last year “It also looks gorgeous in while” in their review. Two years ago Bluepie wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful”. Cornwallnick said “Pretty good picture straight out of the box” in their review of the Benq TW523.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson mentioned “Moving objects very smooth” in his review of this projector but he only gave it a score of 2 stars. One Benq TW523 owner wrote in their reviews that this projector was rough. Dr. M. Clayton said on Amazon “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. A. Kwabula mentioned on Amazon “Amazing Picture Quality” in their review of this projector. A. Kwabula also said “The picture quality is amazing”. Anon said in November last year “Image quality is superb”.

Easy to Use

A number of people reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Dr. You wrote on Amazon “Easy to setup”.

Several Benq TW523 reviewers who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to use. D. Hazlie mentioned on Amazon “Excellent projector and easy to use”. Last year Dr. M. Clayton mentioned “It's easy to use, lightweight”. Mikey 2008 mentioned in their Benq TW523 review on Amazon “Easy control panel” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Benq TW523 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. One person who reviewed this projector thought it had a good experience. Dmitirjs wrote on Amazon “We find it really enjoyable cinema-like experience with no overwhelming noises”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people said in their reviews that the Benq TW523 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz mentioned in their review of this projector “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” and scored it 80 out of 100. Jon wrote in his Benq TW523 review two years ago “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had” and rated it 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Benq TW523 reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good Sound Quality

Some Benq TW523 owners thought the product had good sound quality. Cornwallnick mentioned two years ago “Bonus - surround sound turned up” and rated the product as very good. In November last year Kevin Condron wrote in his Benq TW523 review on Amazon “External speaker for improved sound so dont notice any noise that comes from it.I have it setup in a small room”.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

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

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had good features.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Benq TW523 reviewers reckoned that this projector was quiet. Alex gave the Benq TW523 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “When the room is silent we can hear it.” in his review of this projector. Dr. You said in their review of the Benq TW523 “It is quite quiet to me”. J D. wrote “The fan noise I would say is quiet” in their review of this projector.

One customer who purchased the Benq TW523 considered that it was noisy. Krussel wrote in their review “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was lightweight.

Good Support

One Benq TW523 owner said in their reviews that the Benq TW523 had good technical guidance. Morgon said in their Benq TW523 review “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW523, the Benq TW523 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq TW523 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq TW523 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the TW523.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The Benq TW523 has a quite high maximum vertical synchronization (120 kilohertz) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TW523. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW523 have maximum vertical synchronization of between 0.12kHz and 480kHz.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Benq TW523 is a two audio in port projector.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

When compared to other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the TW523 that we have assessed the brightness in economy mode of, the Benq TW523's brightness in economy mode of 3,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The brightness in economy mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TW523 range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest comparable spec data projector that has been on the market for more than two years is 260mm wide and the widest is 340mm. With a width of only 283 millimeters, the Benq TW523 is one of the narrower projectors of this age and spec amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The weights of data projectors of a similar age and spec to the TW523 range from 1.3kg to 5.4kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq TW523 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Benq TW523 owner who reviewed it considered that it was not strong and durable.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection. The Benq TW523 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq TW523 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of projectors of a similar age and spec to the TW523 is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W. With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Benq TW523 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The Benq TW523 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The numbers of colours of projectors of this age and type range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq TW523 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the TW523. The RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TW523 range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W.

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Quite Small Offset

The average offset of projectors that came out around the same time as the TW523 is 120%. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TW523, the Benq TW523's offset of only 100 percent is one of the smallest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq TW523

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW523 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the TW523.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq TW523 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TW523.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
7 January 2015

Video review: BenQ'nun hem okul ve i? yeri kullan?m?na hem de 3D özelli?i ile film severlere de hitap eden projektörünü inceliyoruz...

1 August 2014

Der BenQ TW523P ist wie geschaffen für preisbewusste Heimkino-Einsteiger, die sich ein großes Kinobild zu Hause wünschen. Innerhalb von wenigen Minuten ist der Projektor auf die Leinwand...

User Reviews

(68)
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted to buy a new high end Samsung 55inch 3D TV but I didn't have

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Steve Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic picture quality!!! I have it projected at just over 100 inches and the picture is as good as 1080p!!! Mount it upside down if fitting this high up or the correct side up if mounting it... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Errol Williams
(Verified Purchase)

Wow Fantastic price.

Reviewed 3 June 2015 by Bea Frazer "Readaholic"
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector for the price.

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Affinity Trust
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tw523p, benq tw523, benq tw523p, benq p178662, benq p236497, benq p178662p, benq p236497p, benq 9hjc27714, benq 9hjc27714e
Barcodes 04718755049880, 04718755051531
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