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Benq MS517 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $64.48 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Not a short throw projector so the projector needs to be pretty far back to ac
Feeble audio
7 Reviews + 1 Award
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This projector has an average expert rating of 75% based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and projectorcentral.com.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,989 expert and user reviews (including 66 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its data projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

Five customers thought the product was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The BenQ MS517%displayPrice% at %seller% is a solid, low-resolution budget data projector geared for classroom use” in their Benq MS517 review and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Seven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Itreviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com four years ago “Its video quality is sufficient for typical classroom presentat” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag in the same month “Video quality suitable for short to mid-length clips” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 5 stars. Pcmag.com also said “A budget DLP projector geared to classrooms, provides solid data image quality” in their review.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MS517 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Not a Short Throw Projector So the Projector Needs to Be Pretty Far Back to Ac

One person thought it was not good looking. Gadgetreview.com mentioned in their Benq MS517 review “Not a short throw projector so the projector needs to be pretty far back to ac”.


Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the Benq MS517 thought it had a good 3D picture quality.

Has a Very High Contrast Ratio of 13000 1

Four people said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “It has decent data image quality” and rated it 6 stars. Two owners thought it had a good contrast ratio. Gadgetreview.com wrote in their review of this projector “Has a very high contrast ratio of 13000 1” yet they gave it a rating of 19.46 out of 100.

One owner who purchased the Benq MS517 thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Gadgetreview.com mentioned in their Benq MS517 review four years ago “3D from a BluRay player via HDMI” but despite that they scored it 19.46 out of 100.

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Feeble Audio

One owner who purchased it considered that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag said “Feeble audio” in their review of this projector.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX522 ($560.13).

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS517 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MS517 has a pretty standard noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS517 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS517 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS517 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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

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

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MS517 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Acer X122 (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS517 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00031113572641, 00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 05053973962047, 08400460249490

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