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Benq MW851 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
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15 Reasons For

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq is one of the superior projector brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Benq also has good reviews for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Alphr.com said four years ago “Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought this projector considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Benq MW851 reviewer who bought the product said that it was good quality.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW851, the Benq MW851 supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think the ES500[pl_3258242_price], and the MS619[pl_2024148_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DX346[plb_2212801_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW851, the Benq MW851 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the MX723[pl_2818905_price], the MX522[pl_2029720_price], or the MW817ST[pl_1414729_price] all from Benq which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW851 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2W and the highest is 20W. The Benq MW851 has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MW851 only have one number of built-in speakers, however the Benq MW851 has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Fairly Big Offset

The average offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MW851 is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%. At 144 percent, the Benq MW851 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MW851.

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Very High Number of Colours

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 730M. At 1,070 million, the Benq MW851 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the MW851.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Benq MW851 has one of the bigger bulb powers (230 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 190W to 310W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of this spec and age is 26dB and the loudest is 38dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 27 decibels, the Benq MW851 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW851.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector received an expert rating of 67% from alphr.com.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW851 do not support full HD. The Benq MW851 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MX505[pl_2024730_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW851 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW851 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MW851.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the MX850[pl_2718425_price], the 720P[pl_1560816_price], and the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the ES500[pl_3258242_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the MX723[pl_2818905_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Acer X133[plb_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851 range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MW851 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW851.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW851 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. Projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h.

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Heavy

The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector that was released more than two years ago is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of 5.3 kilograms, the Benq MW851 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW851

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MW851 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MW851 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MS619[pl_2024148_price], or the MX823[pl_2330637_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
Number of Colours
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
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
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
AC (power) in
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) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 June 2012

Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector...

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Electricity cost when switched on $76.00
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.72
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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3.5kg Lighter
A Lot Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
23% Longer Lamp Service Life
One Less Built-In Speaker
Lower RMS Rated Power
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