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Benq MS502 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jul 2012
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The MS502 makes the perfect projector choice for your everyday life - in business, education, even at home. Featuring an impressive brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens, ultra-high contrast ratio... More
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BenQ MS510 vs BenQ MS502 review
BenQ MS502 DLP-Projektor (SVGA 800x600 Pixel Kontrast 13000:1 2700 ANSI Lumen)  Test

7 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors built by Benq.

Supports 3D

The Benq MS502 supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS502.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D including the Acer X123[plb_2717080_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MS502 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq MS502 has a very quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS502. The noise level (economic mode)s of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MS502 range from 26dB to 38dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS502 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS502 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MS502 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

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

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MS502.

Amongst similar types of projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years the projector brightnesss range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS502 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Acer X123[plb_2717080_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS502, the Benq MS502's bulb power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest. Data projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

At only 1.07 million, the Benq MS502 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS502. The average number of colours of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 730M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less native resolution than the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is in fact the worst native resolution across all comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MS502.

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is the best native resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the Benq MS502 of only 2 Watts is one of the lowest amongst comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. The RMS rated powers of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS502 range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS502

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MS502 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio
USB Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.11
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.83
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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

Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961
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