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Benq MW663 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Jan 2013
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag. Projector experts are not sure about this projector.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Benq have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq MW663 owners who purchased this projector considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote three years ago “Good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” and scored it 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector”. Pc Mag scored this projector 4 stars and wrote “Very good video quality” in their Benq MW663 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Benq MW663 three years ago “3D capable” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MW663.

Robust

One Benq MW663 reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was well made.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had good picture quality.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW663 supports 3D. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW663 also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW663 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW663.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma DS330 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW663.

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

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW663 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq MW663 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW663. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW663 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW663 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq MW663 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the Benq MW663 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common native resolution. Across all projectors that were released around the same time as the MW663 the best native resolution is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW663 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011 ($806.62) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW663 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MW663 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW663

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW663 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW663.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the X133 ($644.90) (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the S1283 ($453.51) (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MW663 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW663.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MS502 (33dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
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
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

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19 June 2013

The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector...

Very good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Optional Wi-Fi
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.74
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $74.46
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00740617068627, 00840046026622, 04718755040092, 08400460266220

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