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Benq MS506 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jun 2015
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI Lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS506 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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11 Reasons For

A Best Selling Multimedia Projector

The MS506 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased multimedia projectors in the last 3 months.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,086 expert and user reviews, Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

Two Benq MS506 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. One Benq MS506 reviewer concluded that it was good structurally.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the Benq MS506 considered that it was easy to use. Brian Copestake rated the product 4 stars and he wrote “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” in his Benq MS506 review. One person wrote that this projector was easy to setup. Legendary mentioned in their review of this projector “*** Pro’s *** - Quick and easy to setup” .

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Benq MS506 said that it had clear images. Legendary gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Very bright and clear image”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Legendary gave the Benq MS506 a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Fairly compact design”.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that it was well made. Last year Legendary scored this projector 80 out of 100 and said “Solid construction” in their review.

Supports 3D

The Benq MS506 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS506.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the MS506, the Benq MS506 has a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Three Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MS506 is more than most data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported video colour modes is Cinema, but this video colour modes is not supported by this Benq multimedia projector. The video colour modess Dynamic, Presentation and sRGB are also supported by this projector.

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Light

The weights of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS506 range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg. The Benq MS506 is one of the lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MS506 (only 1.8 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

Several Benq MS506 owners who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Legendary mentioned in their review of this projector “Would have been so much better with a HDMI port” but despite that they gave the Benq MS506 a score of 80 out of 100. Legendary also mentioned “Lack of HDMI port – comes with VGA”.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS506 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS506 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MS506 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS506 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MS506 the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is nHD (640x360).

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS506 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS506 is 220W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS506 is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 780M. At only 1.07 million, the Benq MS506 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.3W. The Benq MS506 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

The Benq MS506 is a one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS506

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over a year.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MS506 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS506 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS506.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MS506 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS506.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
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
Video Colour Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
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)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Bob A.
(Verified Purchase)

This was purchased for Church use, specifically for our Hilton Filling Station events. Bought this projector to replace an MX503(?) that we had borrowed from one of the Host Teams member's... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Amazon Customer

This is an economical but functional medium res projector. Provided you are not looking for a higher resolution it is fine. We use it in a class environment for powerpoint and it is ideal.

Reviewed 6 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Very good price. Product as expected...

Reviewed 21 November 2015 by Legendary

*** Pro?s *** - Quick and easy to setup. - Fairly compact design. - Solid construction. - Very bright and clear image. - Picture is clear, even in daylight. - LampSave Mode ? designed to increase... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Brian Copestake
(Verified Purchase)

Compact easy to use good definition on the screen...

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.68
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.39
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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

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Barcodes 04718755053375, 04718755058752, 05054629886595, 47187550538752
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