Close
Share on
Benq MW526
Benq MW526
30 Images + 7 Videos

Loading image...

Benq MW526 Projector

$926.59
$395.00 $531.59 cheaper than 9 days ago
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Apr 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $66.40 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Not good in terms of size
13 Reviews
Best Buy $399.99 Go to Store
eBay $500.01 Go to Store
B&H Photo $395.00 Go to Store
See All 9 Prices from 8 Stores | $395.00 - $937.49 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Price

Price Has Gone Down by $531.59 (57%)

The price has dropped from $926.59 to $395 in the last 9 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 90% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 10% chance that the price will actually go back up.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.


Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 13 user reviews this projector has an average user rating of 88 out of 100. 7 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 1,989 expert and owner reviews (including 66 verified purchases), Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Af wrote two years ago “Good image quality”. Ben said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs”. Hannicka wrote “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their Benq MW526 review and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Easy to Use

Three owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said “Intuitive Controls” . Brian wrote in his review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The menu and setup for the projector is easy to use and provided MANY options for different screens”. Nyree Ellison Anjos said in their review of this projector “Very nice and easy to use” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Easy To Set Up” in their review of this projector nonetheless they scored it 20 out of 100. One person thought the Benq MW526 was easy to handle. Three years ago Brian mentioned “It handles excellent even in a lightened room” in his review of this projector.

Read more Less

Good Picture Quality

One person said that it had good picture quality. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Louis Allen rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Benq MW526 “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic”.

Good Remote Control

One person said that the product had a good remote control. Bhphotovideo.com wrote three years ago “Good Remote” in their Benq MW526 review.

Poor High Def TV

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You wrote “A pity that it is not HD” in their review of this projector.

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who bought this projector mentioned that it did not have good sound quality.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One person considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this projector “Energy Efficient”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW526 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper projector such as the Benq MS524 ($290.35) or you might consider a better rated projector such as the Optoma DX346, or the Benq MS504 ($308.99).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW526 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the MS524 ($290.35), or the TW526E both from Benq which is cheaper.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Benq MW526 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MW526 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW526 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including the Benq MS504 ($308.99) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MW820ST (32dB).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW526 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was tight. Ben mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house and are on a tight budget”.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW526 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Benq TW526E.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq MW526 does not have a DVI port.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Benq released the MW526.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00471875505585, 04718755053337, 04718755055850, 04718755056390

Other Projectors to Consider

Benq MX723

Benq
MX723

$ 749.00
Higher RMS rated power
Bigger zoom ratio
Two USB 2.0 ports
$354 More Expensive
Benq MX631ST

Benq
MX631ST

$ 699.00
Marginally better user reviews
Vastly higher RMS rated power
Two HDMI ports
$304 More Expensive
Sony VPL-DW122

Sony
VPL-DW122

$ 379.99
$15 Cheaper
18% cheaper to run
19% shorter
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports
Sony VPL-DX122

Sony
VPL-DX122

$ 499.95
18% cheaper to run
19% shorter
30W lower power consumption in economy mode
$105 More Expensive
Nine hundred and fifty-eight times lighter
One more USB 2.0 port
A lot longer service life of lamp (economic mode)
$155 More Expensive
Acer S1383

Acer
S1383

$ 0.00
Newer by three months
$7.71 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
999x lower number of colours
Feedback