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Benq MS500+

A cheap to run and fully featured 4000:1 800 x 600 projector
4000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 31dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MS500+ Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have ranked the Benq MS500+ number 971 across all projectors.
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5 Years Old
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£101 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
16
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 16?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £101 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MS500+ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,072 expert and owner reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS500+ has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS500+ has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Benq MS500+ has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level of multimedia projectors is 34dB.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS500+ does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS500+ has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2012 when this Benq projector was released.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MS500+ has an average 1 year running cost of £101 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Benq MS500+ Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS500+ review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 331,148 product attributes, 16,148 projector reviews and 2,462,900 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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