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Benq MS517 Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 13000:1 and a SVGA resolution, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS517 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the... More
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BenQ MS517 2800 Lumen SVGA DLP Smarteco Projector Quick Review

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One Industry Award

This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, gadgetreview.com and projectorcentral.com this Benq projector has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq MS517 reviewers who reviewed the Benq MS517 reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag three years ago “It has decent data image quality”. Pcmag.com also said “Its video quality is sufficient for t”. Pcmag.com also said “A budget DLP projector geared to classrooms, provides solid data image quality”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased the Benq MS517 reckoned that it had good picture quality. A number of customers agreed that the product had a good contrast ratio. Gadgetreview.com wrote “Has a very high contrast ratio of 13000 1”.

Robust

Several Benq MS517 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was well made.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

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

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Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq MS517 was good physically. Expert website Gadgetreview.com mentioned “He three biggest obstacles to using a front projector has been its physical size” in their review of this projector.

Supports 3D

The Benq MS517 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MS517.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,500 hours, the Benq MS517 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MS517. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MS517 is 6,100h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS517, the Benq MS517 does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MS517 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS517 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

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

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all multimedia projectors of this type and age.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is the best resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS517

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MS517 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq MS517 has a fairly average noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price] (33dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS517 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Acer X123[plb_2717080_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
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Lens System
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Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
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AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Timeshift
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
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AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Manual
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Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Audio Input
Audio Output
Aspect Ratio
Built-In Touchpad

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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10 August 2013

At $339, the BenQ's MS517 SmartEco Projector is a capable front projection system that is well suit...

Test pattern generator
Monitor can connect through projector
Has a very high contrast ratio of 13000 1
Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions
3D from a BluRay player via HDMI
4 3 native aspect ratio
For very specific applications color may need a lot of adjustment
Resolution is low so not great for spreadsheets or teaching software applications
Lamp not very accessible
Not a short throw projector so the projector needs to be pretty far back to ac

The BenQ MS517 is a DLP projector that produces a manufacturer rated 2800 lumens in its brightest mode. It is competitively priced with a MSRP of $409.00. Street prices show it at around $349.00.... Read more…

15 April 2013

With its classroom-friendly features and pricing, the BenQ MS517 directly targets the educational sector. At only £283, you're not going to be getting high quality here, but the projector should... Read more…

Projectorcentral.com

The MS517 projector is very much in the running if you need a low-cost projector for a conference room or classroom, a brighter alternative to 500-lumen LED projectors for portable use, or an... Read more…

30 March 2013

The BenQ MS517 is a data projector geared to classrooms that provides solid image quality at low cost...

28 March 2013

The BenQ MS517, a budget DLP projector geared to classrooms, provides solid data image quality, and video quality suitable for short to mid-length clips...

10 April 2013

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Electricity cost when switched on $58.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $61.73
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0.41T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj6l7733, benq 9hj6l7733e
Barcodes 00100177421001, 00115971219983, 00163120591008, 00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 05053973962047, 08400460249490

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