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Benq MU686 Projector

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20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 31dB Aug 2016
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BeQ MU686 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 3500 ANSI lumens and 20000:1 high contrast ratio, this WUXGA projector also offers auto vertical keystone... More
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12 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Multimedia projectors built by Benq are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Only Released Six Months Ago

This data projector was released just six months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older data projectors.

Supports Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MU686, the Benq MU686 supports full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support full HD and we think the Acer P5627, and the Optoma EH416 ($885.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Acer Z650.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the MU686, the Benq MU686 supports 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this data projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the W416 ($799.00), and the EH416 ($885.00) both from Optoma or the Acer P5627 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the MU686, the Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the W416 ($799.00), or the EH416 ($885.00) both from Optoma or the Acer P5627 which is cheaper.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MU686 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that were released in the last 12 months.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out in the last year.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

With a lamp power (economic mode) of 7,500 Watts, the Benq MU686 has one of the brightest lamp power (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The lamp power (economic mode)s of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MU686 range from 6,000W to 7,500W.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most new 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq MU686 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MU686 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 240 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for the last year. The bulb powers of data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MU686 range from 190W to 370W, and the average bulb power is 220W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the latest similar spec data projectors the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB. At only 28 decibels, the Benq MU686 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MU686.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MU686 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MU686 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Benq MU686 has a quite loud noise level (31 decibels) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MU686. The quietest noise level of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MU686 is 22dB and the loudest is 35dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 31dB noise level projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the A1500, or the P1623 both from Acer.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Benq MU706 (31dB).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were released in the last year. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MU686 is 1.5W and the highest is 16W.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Benq MU686 has a very short service life of lamp compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. The service life of lamps of data projectors that are a comparable age to the MU686 range from 3,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,300h.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MU686 is 170W, the highest is 370W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 220W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 261 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other newly released 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq MU686

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MU686 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Optoma EH341 ($499.95) which has better reviews; or the Casio XJ-V110W ($852.05), or the Acer P1623 which is cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
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
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
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
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $82.86
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.58
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0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00840046034948, 04718755064609
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