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Benq MW824ST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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Average Expert Reviews

Projector expert review site PC Mag scored this multimedia projector 70 out of 100.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Benq data projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Strong audio”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Benq MW824 on expert review site PC Mag “It has decent data-image quality, passable video”.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW824, the Benq MW824 supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the MS502[pl_1385309_price], and the MS504[pl_2024728_price] both from Benq or the Acer X1373[plb_2256532_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW824 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW824 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the MS502[pl_1385309_price], and the MX522[pl_2029720_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MW824 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this age and spec. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. Projectors that are a comparable age to the MW824 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq MW824 has a quite bright projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MW824. The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW824 is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MX600[pl_2024731_price], or the MS514[pl_2495283_price] both from Benq.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the MW724[pl_2770285_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the MW769[pl_2953761_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens) both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW824 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW824.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of data projector.

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The Benq MW824 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors of this type and age. This projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW824. The video colour modess "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW824 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW824 also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support full HD including the X1373[pl_2256532_price], or the S1283Hne[pl_3202253_price] both from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW824 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Small Offset

The Benq MW824 has a quite small offset (only 110 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW824. The average offset of projectors of this age and type is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.5W to 240W. At 240 Watts, the Benq MW824 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW824.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW824

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MW824 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW824 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW824.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MS619[pl_2024148_price], or the MW526[pl_2415513_price] all from Benq which has better reviews.

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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
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Modes (3D)
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
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)
26 March 2014

The BenQ MW824ST combines a short throw with good brightness and resolution as a classroom-friendly business projector...

Long lamp life
Strong audio
Short throw
Can be used with Android devices
3D ready
Pronounced rainbow effect in video
No port for USB thumb drive

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Electricity cost when switched on $69.26
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $72.01
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 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 00044112553009, 00163121425029, 00840046028992, 08400460289922

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