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Benq MH741 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB Sep 2015
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The BeQ MH741 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 4000 ANSI lumens and 10000:1 high contrast ratio, this Full HD 1080P projector also offers vertical and... More
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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review site projectorcentral.com scored this projector 90 out of 100. If all the similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year are ranked by average expert review score then this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is in the top 7%.

A Top Selling Data Projector

The MH741 is one the top selling data projector currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Good Brand

Benq has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Benq MH741 review this year “It actually handles video and games better than some 1080p projectors sold as crossover models for home”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Projectorcentral.com said in their Benq MH741 review this year “A rock-solid image, good color quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Supports Full HD

The Benq MH741 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think cheaper data projectors such as the NEC M323X ($295.00), and the Acer H6517ST ($610.94) is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MH741 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper data projectors such as the NEC M323X ($295.00), or the Acer H6517ST ($610.94).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MH741 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper projector such as the NEC M323X ($295.00) or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Epson PowerLite 955W ($699.00).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Epson 965H ($500.00) is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MH741 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all projectors of this age and type ranges from XGA (1024x768) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MH741 is 600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MH741 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MH741.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MH741 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution amongst all similar spec data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MH741 is more than most projectors of a comparable age and spec to it. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors of this age and type. The video colour modess "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq MH741 is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Quite Big Offset

The average offset of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 110%, and the offsets range from 62% to 150%. The Benq MH741 has a quite big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the MH741.

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Quite High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

Multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MH741 have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 100kHz and 110kHz. With a horizontal synchronization (max) of 102 kilohertz, the Benq MH741 has a fairly high horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MH741.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Benq MH741 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MH741. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741 the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 2x.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The dimmest lamp power (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 120W and the brightest is 280W. The Benq MH741 has one of the brighter lamp power (economic mode)s (260 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data 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 projectors of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MH741, the Benq MH741 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MH741 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MH741. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741 is 1,000h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MH741 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,500 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than a year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq MH741 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released one year ago the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 170W to 760W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 250W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of projectors of this type and age is 30dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the Benq MH741 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MH741 range from 0.18W to 290W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

The Benq MH741 is a one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MH741 have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH741

Released Over a Year Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over a year ago.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq MH741 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than a year ago.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Epson PowerLite 955W ($699.00) (37dB and higher rated) or the NEC M323X ($295.00) (27dB and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Number of Colours
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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The BenQ MH741 is a potentially good fit as a data projector that can double for occasional home entertainment use. For data presentations, it delivers crisp detail, a rock-solid image, good color...

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.31
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.11
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hjea7724, benq mh741, 9hjea7724e, benq weight, benq p233151, benq 9hjea77, benq p233151p, benq 9hjea7724, benq benqmh741, benq 1920x1080, benq projector3, benq 9hjea7724e, benq projector3d, special 9hjea7724, benq 900000283542, special 9hjea7724e
Barcodes 04718755060441

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