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Benq MS517

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Benq MS517

Benq MS517
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A very economical to run and award winning moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with great features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2012
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Benq MS517 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MS517 number 976 across all projectors.
91
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$49 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Benq projector has running costs of $49 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The MS517 has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
World-Leading smarteco technology for a greener environment
Eco blank mode
SmartEco mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Supports 3d blu-ray via HDMI
Closed captioning
User-Friendly i/o port design
Instant restart
Quick cooling
Teaching template
EcoFACTS label

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Benq MS517 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The MS517 has an average 5 year running cost of $49 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,027 projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Benq MS517 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Benq MS517's noise level of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 29% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Benq MS517's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MS517's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 26% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS517 supports 3D. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Benq MS517 of 4,500h is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 51% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS517 has a handheld remote control. 80% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Benq MS517 of only 190W is smaller than 87% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS517 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq 9hjfa7714e, benq ms517hdlp

Barcodes:

00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 04718755063572, 05053973962047, 08400460249490

Benq MS517

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