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Benq MS517H
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Benq MS517H Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jan 2016
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Featuring a brightness of 3300 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS517H offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Top Seller

The MS517H is one the best selling projector currently on the market.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other recently released multimedia projectors which do not support full HD, the Benq MS517H supports full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS517H supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MS517H.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year, the Benq MS517H has a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MS517H does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released comparable spec data projectors also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MS517H has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS517H the worst resolution is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 220 Watts, the Benq MS517H has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS517H. The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 200W and the highest is 270W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS517H

Released Twelve Months Ago

Benq released the MS517H twelve months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS517H has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MS517H.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MS517H has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS517H.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price] (33dB).

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.71
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.51
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MS517Huses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers ms517hd, ms517hdl, ms517hdlp, benq ms517, benq ms517h, benq p236485, benq 800x600, benq ms517hd, benq 9hjfa77, benq p236485p, benq ms517hdl, benq ms517hdlp, benq 1920x1200, benq 9hjfa7714, benq 9hjfa7714e, benq benqms517hprojecta63, benq benqms517hprojecta63u, benq benqms517hprojecta63ur
Barcodes 04718755063572, 05026686194050