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Benq MS502

A Cheap to Run 13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Projector
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 33dB Jul 2012
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Benq MS502 Review

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6 Great Features
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5 Years Old
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£92 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
22
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 22?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £92 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 80 latest similar spec projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D-ready
Has a handheld remote control
Quite small bulb power
Does not have a DVI port

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Benq MS502 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 2,078 owner and expert reviews (including 72 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

3D-Ready

The Benq MS502 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other new multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq MS502 has a very small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector. The smallest bulb power of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector is 190W and the biggest is 310W.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS502 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS502 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MS502 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other latest similar spec projectors.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS502 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other new similar spec projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MS502 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other new similar spec projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS502 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

The best resolution across similar types of projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS502 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2012 when this projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The MS502 has an average 1 year running cost of £92 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 80 latest similar spec projectors.

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Benq MS502 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS502 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 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961

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