Benq MW817ST


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Benq MW817ST

Benq MW817ST
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A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with a fair price
31dB 1280 X 800 13000:1 Yes Jul 2012
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Benq MW817ST Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Benq MW817ST number 472 across all projectors.
Value for Money
Very Good
Good Features
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $54 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
World-Leading smarteco technology \
For a greener environment \\as the first DLP brand to incorporate philips\' imagecare technology into its projector lamp system, beq has taken a further leap, developing its own smarteco technology to perfect what DLP can do for energy saving in the 21st century classroom. built with this brand new invention, the mw817st brings together uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life through innovative features.\
\<br> eco blank mode \\the eco blank mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen whenever they need to direct their students\' focus back on them or simply when the projector is not in use. when activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by up to 70%.\
\<br> smarteco mode \\the smarteco mode, which cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.\
\<br> no source detected mode \\the automatic switch to eco blank mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without a display source, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.\
\<br> long lamp life at up to 6,500 hours \\enjoy a lamp life performance of up to 6500 hours in smarteco mode longer lamp life expectancy of average projector lamps on the market! this certainly lowers the number of lamp changes and keeps all maintenance to a minimum.\
\<br> LAN control with crestron and pj-link \\lan control is designed to help IT managers perform day-to-day projector maintenance and repair tasks efficiently and effectively offering them full access and control over every projector directly from their workstations. the mw817st offers seamless support for the crestron and pj-link LAN control system.\
\<br> the perfect sound solution \
Built-in 10w big audio power \\the mw817st features one built-in 10w speaker to help enrich every lesson with top quality audio performances.\
\<br> ecofacts label \
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Smaller than average bulb power

Benq MW817ST In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The MW817ST has an average 5 year running cost of $54 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The MW817ST's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The MW817ST's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is higher than 67% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MW817ST of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 65% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The MW817ST's service life of lamp of 4,500h is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 54% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The MW817ST supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The MW817ST has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW817ST has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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The MW817ST is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The MW817ST has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Energy Star Certified

The MW817ST is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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The Benq MW817ST is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of multimedia projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the MW817ST of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 69% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the MW817ST does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq mw817st


00840046026202, 00851279430339, 04718755038648

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