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Benq MS524 Projector

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SVGA (800x600) 32dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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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 MS524 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 70% from PC Mag.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 22 user reviews this data projector has an overall user rating of 86%.

Good Product Quality

Seven Benq MS524 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Af mentioned on Amazon in December last year “Good image quality”. Ben wrote two years ago “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs” in his review. Hannicka mentioned on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their review of the Benq MS524.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,086 expert and user reviews, Benq has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its data projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that this projector had a good experience. Af said on Amazon “It makes it a much better experience than a TV” in their review of this projector. One Benq MS524 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos mentioned in their Benq MS524 review in December last year “Very nice and easy to use” .

Good Picture Quality

One customer concluded that this projector had good picture quality. One Benq MS524 owner who bought this projector said that it was good for playing games on.

Robust

A few Benq MS524 reviewers reckoned that the Benq MS524 was well made. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “It provides good brightness and solid data-image quality” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MS524 reviewer who reviewed this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Last year Louis Allen said “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic”.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was tight.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MS524.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5555 ($349.99), the Optoma X316 ($889.47), or the Benq W750 ($805.27) which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS524 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the MS524.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to look at including the Viewsonic PJD5555 ($349.99), the Optoma X316 ($889.47), or the Benq W750 ($805.27) which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MS524 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 Benq data projector). Projectors of this type and age supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)

Projectors that came out more than two years ago have vertical synchronization (max)s of between 0.12kHz and 120kHz. The Benq MS524 has a fairly high vertical synchronization (max) (120 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors that are a comparable age to the MS524 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq MS524 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS524 is 6,600h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the Benq MS524 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

Projectors of this age and spec have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 0.1kHz and 110kHz, and the average horizontal synchronization (max) is 89kHz. At 102 kilohertz, the Benq MS524 has a quite high horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Offset

The smallest offset of projectors that are a similar age to the MS524 is 0.03%, the biggest is 140%, and the average offset is 100%. With an offset of 120 percent, the Benq MS524 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MS524.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The weights of data projectors of a similar type and age to the MS524 range from 2.2g to 26kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MS524 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS524.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag said two years ago “Weak audio” in their review of this projector.

Poor High Def TV

One customer who bought the Benq MS524 concluded that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You said on Amazon in December last year “A pity that it is not HD” in their review of this projector.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS524 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1008 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS524 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MS524 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Benq GP20, or the LG PW700 ($555.50) which also has a higher rating.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MS524 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all data projectors of this spec and age.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MS524 is 140W and the biggest is 580W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS524 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MS524 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that are a similar age to the MS524 the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.6W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq MS524 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS524 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Benq MS524 is a one number of built-in speakers data projector. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MS524 have one number of built-in speakers.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS524

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the MS524.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MS524 has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS524.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Optoma X316 ($889.47) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Benq MS524 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the GP20 (36dB), or the W750 ($805.27) (34dB) both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
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
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector...

Low price
Bright
Lightweight
Good lamp life
Can project 3D content
Weak audio
Modest set of connection choices

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Pennypincher
Pennypincher would recommend the BenQ MS524 (Verified Purchase)

This is not a top of the line projector but it is great for it's intended use. I use it in my room to watch Netflix and the color is great. I have also used it for an outdoor movie night and it... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Fairboss

Very happy with projector, if it has one drawback could use a wide angle lens. But overall great projector...

Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Woody

Easy to set up right out of the box. Very bright picture. Great for lighted room...

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.37
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.15
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

Barcodes 00012303512128, 00840046030766, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

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