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Benq MW621
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Benq MW621 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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10 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 2,086 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Good Sound Quality

Two Benq MW621 reviewers who reviewed the Benq MW621 considered that it had good sound quality. Pcmag.com mentioned “A strong audio system” in their Benq MW621 review.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq MW621 supports 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the ES500, or the MS619 both from Benq or the Optoma DX346.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW621 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the MX723 ($610.99), or the MX522 ($560.13) both from Benq or the Optoma ES556 which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW621 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW621.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The Benq MW621 has a greater number of video colour modes than most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW621. The video colour modess "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW621 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW621 is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 28 decibels, the Benq MW621 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Benq multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. That puts this projector in the bottom 20% of all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq MW621 does not support full HD.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to consider including the MS504 ($308.99), or the MX505 both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011 ($806.62).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that are a comparable age to the MW621 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MW621 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Benq MW817ST which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this type and age is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MW621 has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MS502, the MW851UST ($455.00), or the MX620 all from Benq.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MW621 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW621. Projectors that are a comparable age to the MW621 have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W.

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Quite Small Offset

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW621 the offsets range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of only 105 percent, the Benq MW621's offset is one of the smallest amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW621 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW621

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Benq projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW621 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW621.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think the MX505, the MW821ST ($1,699.00), and the MS504 ($308.99) all from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the S1283 ($453.51) (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the X133 ($644.40) (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Benq MX600 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
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
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio 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
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 March 2014

The BenQ MW621ST projector offers a short throw, a strong audio system, and 3D capabilities, but both its data image and video quality are unimpressiive...

Long lamp life and power-saving features
Short throw
Strong audio
Compatible with Android devices
3D ready
Subpar data-image quality
Text blurred at smaller sizes
Rainbow effect in video

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $59.80
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $62.58
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0.41T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw621, benq mw621s, benq p189809, benq mw621st, benq p189809p, benq 9hjar7713, benq 9hjar7713e
Barcodes 00069060205329, 00132018535837, 00747218463905, 00840046029517, 04718755049705, 05054484747178, 08400460295176
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