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Benq TW526 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Feb 2015
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Featuring a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13,000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly TW526 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Good User Reviews

TW526 owners on average rated this projector 89%.

Good Product Quality

A number of Benq TW526 owners reckoned that this projector was good quality. Alan B. wrote on Amazon “Quality is awesome” and scored the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer said “It's bright, with great image quality” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “The image size and quality is fantastic”.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers who reviewed the product said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A mentioned on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You wrote on Amazon “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.”. 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”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Benq TW526 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality. In November Amazon Customer wrote “The image quality is perfect” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 5 stars. Dr. You mentioned in their review of the Benq TW526 on Amazon “The white seems a bit yellow.), so it is a little tricky to get a better vision without this function”. I P Jones mentioned in November last year “Great picture quality”.

A few Benq TW526 owners thought the Benq TW526 had good colour saturation. Robert.a.rowley said in their review of the Benq TW526 on Amazon this month “The colours are good” nonetheless they only gave this projector a rating of 3 stars.

One person mentioned that the Benq TW526 was good for watching movies. Phil Uk mentioned “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his review of this projector. One Benq TW526 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. Two years ago Bill mentioned on Amazon “I found the image clarity to be excellent” but despite that he only scored the Benq TW526 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Some Benq TW526 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. A scored the Benq TW526 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their Benq TW526 review. Dr. You mentioned on Amazon “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review of this projector and scored it very highly. Krussel mentioned “Easy to set up and the remote control lights up as well” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus. Morgon wrote “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating” in their Benq TW526 review. Morgon also said “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. S C scored this projector very highly and mentioned “These are the settings that work for me” in their review.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. A. Sloggett gave it a score of 5 stars and said this year “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended” in their Benq TW526 review. Amazon Customer said in their review of this projector “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture” and scored this projector very highly. Mr B Cronshaw mentioned in his review of this projector “Good picture for the price easy to use” and rated this projector as excellent.

One Benq TW526 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Midland Bank rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience” in their review of this projector.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill mentioned two years ago “3d is simply stunning”. Drew wrote on Amazon “The 3D mode is the best I've seen on any projector” and rated this projector 5 stars. Jan G said on Amazon in November last year “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well” in his review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers who purchased this projector said that it was noisy. A wrote in November last year “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal” . In the same month Alan B. said on Amazon “Not too noisy either”. Krussel rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

A number of customers who reviewed this projector considered that it was quiet. Dr. You scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon “It is quite quiet to me”. Lewis S. gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector in November this year “The instructions are silent on what to do”.

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A Top Selling Product

The TW526 is one the top selling projector currently available for sale.

Good Connectivity

Some people who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz said “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning”. Mars wrote “Everything is working fine apart from the HDMI” in their review.

One Benq TW526 owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong rated the Benq TW526 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite”.

One person considered that the product was good in terms of USB connections.

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Robust

Some Benq TW526 owners concluded that this projector was well made. Alan B. scored the Benq TW526 very highly and he said in his Benq TW526 review “Even has a built in speaker”. Amazon Customer wrote “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”.

Nice Design

A few Benq TW526 owners agreed that this projector was good looking. Badger39 scored the product very highly and wrote “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

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

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Good Remote Control

Several customers who purchased this projector reckoned that it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong wrote in his review on Amazon “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote”. Mr. P. J. Foster rated this projector as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone” in their review of the Benq TW526.

Good Support

A number of people who purchased the Benq TW526 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Morgon said in their review of this projector “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Benq TW526 owner concluded that this projector was good in terms of power usage. In November last year Alan B. wrote on Amazon “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.

Good Battery Life

One Benq TW526 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Badger39 said “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq TW526 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the TW526 do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to look at include the X123PH[pl_3186331_price], the X133PWH[pl_3034973_price], or the X112H[pl_2741930_price] all from Acer which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq TW526 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the TW526 also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper data projectors such as the MX525[pl_2415515_price], or the MX507[pl_3048398_price] both from Benq.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq TW526 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the TW526 also support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the X123PH[pl_3186331_price], or the X133PWH[pl_3034973_price] both from Acer.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the Acer X122[plb_2731913_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq TW526 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all projectors of a comparable type and age to the TW526.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The dimmest lamp power in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year is 250W and the brightest is 11,000W. The Benq TW526 has a quite bright lamp power in economic mode (10,000 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TW526.

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Quite Big Offset

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have offsets of between 100% and 130%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of 125 percent, the Benq TW526 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the TW526.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Benq TW526 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 212 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average power consumption in economy mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 240W.

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than a year is 2.9kg, and the weights range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg. At only 2.3 kilograms, the Benq TW526 is fairly light compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong wrote on Amazon “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons”. Phil Uk said “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” .

Inferior Sound Quality

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good sound quality. I P Jones wrote on Amazon in November last year “The sounds not so good tho” in their review of this projector nonetheless they scored it 5 stars. Midland Bank wrote “On board speakers are not very good” in their review of this projector. Phil Uk said “Eco mode, adaptive mode, screen saver (black screen) button - Rubbish sound as usual” in his review of the Benq TW526.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year, the Benq TW526 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the TW526 range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.4W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq TW526 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the TW526.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq TW526

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW526 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the TW526.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq TW526 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the TW526.

Other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper data projectors such as the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price].

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
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
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

User Reviews

(64)
Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Thanks a lot for my projector it work perfect and I think is one-off the best Thanks a again I have reiceve it with out problems...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Willy Deville

Cool...

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kalulu's Hubby
(Verified Purchase)

For the price, it's a decent projector. It can get too hot though we haven't noticed any problem with that. Would recommend.

Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Michael Elle.
(Verified Purchase)

Great...

Reviewed 26 May 2016 by Paul Milligan
(Verified Purchase)

Primarily used for mobile PowerPoint presentations. Light enough to carry and high enough resolution for good presentation quality. Now even cheaper so an economic choice as well.

Reviewed 11 May 2016 by A. Sloggett
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome projector, some of the display modes are a little washed out, but the presentation mode, produces a really good clean crisp 1080p picture, I have mine ceiling mounted and it projects a... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Picture is excellent, problem is that the fan is noisy. When placed on a table to project onto a screen this is quite close to where the sofas are and you can hear the fan. could be reduced if... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Jt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value for money powerful projector...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Christian
(Verified Purchase)

Great Projector!

(Verified Purchase)

This is absolutely worth buying! The image quality is perfect. Only downside is the sound but this is resolved with some speakers attached. I actually bought 1 for my sister and was sooo happy... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.15
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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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 tw526, benq p236481, benq p236481p
Barcodes 04718755053726, 04718755058547

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