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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
Benq is one of the better rated projector brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has good ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Supports Full HD
Unlike most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors which do not support full HD, the Benq Ms524A supports full HD.
We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the TW529, or the MX528E ($379.00) both from Benq.
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the Ms524A, the Benq Ms524A supports 3D.
We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think the Benq MW529 ($429.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the TW529, or the MX528 ($490.44) both from Benq.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the Ms524A, the Benq Ms524A has a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Benq MW529 ($429.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the TW529, or the MX528 ($490.44) both from Benq.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Benq Ms524A supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA). This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all similar spec data projectors that were launched in the last year the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)
At 120 kilohertz, the Benq Ms524A has a fairly high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Ms524A. Newly released similar spec projectors have vertical synchronization (max)s of between 0.092kHz and 120kHz.
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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
The Benq Ms524A is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.
Quite Big Offset
At 120 percent, the Benq Ms524A has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the Ms524A. Across all the new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors the offsets range from 100% to 120%, and the average offset is 120%.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the Ms524A is 6,100h. The Benq Ms524A has one of the longer service life of lamps (4,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
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Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Ms524A do not support wi-Fi. The Benq Ms524A is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.
Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq Ms524A is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all recently released data projectors is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)
At 220 Watts, the Benq Ms524A has a quite high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors. The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the Ms524A is 200W and the highest is 270W.
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Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Benq released the Ms524A.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq Ms524A has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
There are a number of other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the MW529 ($429.00), or the MS527 both from Benq.
Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq Ms524A has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other latest projectors.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the MW529 ($429.00), or the MS527 both from Benq.
Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MX528 ($490.44) (33dB).
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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Screen Size Compatibility
36 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.96 - 2.15:1
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 23.1
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SWE, THA, TUR
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Power Consumption (typical)
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AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
3D Glasses Included
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Total running cost over 5 years
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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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