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Overall Score

Benq MW817ST

$500.00
A Fully Featured 13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Projector
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 36dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Benq MW817ST Review

With excellent features but low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MW817ST number 665 across all projectors.
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Not Currently for Sale
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9 Great Features
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5 Years Old
57
£96 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £96 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 80 new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some great features:
HD-Ready
Has a handheld remote control
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
Has an Ethernet LAN

Benq MW817ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,078 user and expert reviews (including 72 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

HD-Ready

The Benq MW817ST is HD-Ready. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector, the MW817ST does not support full HD.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW817ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MW817ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other recently released multimedia projectors.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MW817ST has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Has a Carrying Case

The MW817ST has a carrying case. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The MW817ST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other latest similar spec projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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3D-Ready

The MW817ST is 3D-ready. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also are 3D-ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW817ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of 36 decibels, the Benq MW817ST has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the MW817ST has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Benq MW817ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector the best resolution is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Energy Star Certified

The MW817ST is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Benq released the MW817ST in July 2012.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The MW817ST is typical compared to the other 80 new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW817ST is £96.

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Benq MW817ST Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MW817ST review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,390 product attributes, 16,086 projector reviews and 2,530,500 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw817st
Barcodes 00840046026202, 00851279430339, 04718755038648

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