Benq MX505
Benq MX505
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Benq MX505

A classic and fully featured 13000:1 1024 x 768 projector
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq MX505 Review

24 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$1,354 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of $1,354 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 1% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The MX505 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Features noise reduction
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Benq MX505 In-Depth Analysis


Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Benq projector on average 85%. 9 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Good Size

A number of Benq MX505 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Tominiyi2000 said “A compact projector easy to install” in their Benq MX505 review. One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good weight.

Easy to Use

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A good little "starter" projector, great for talks to community groups, light weight, easy to use and quiet” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Cable not supplied for connection to the computer, you decide which of the connection options you want to use and purchase the appropriate cable/s”. Brian Copestake said “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” in his review of the Benq MX505.

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,072 user and expert reviews (including 270 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings. We also found that Benq has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Fairly Priced

One person who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Two years ago Tominiyi2000 mentioned on Amazon “My church in Nigeria needed a budget Projector, I wasnt sure if it was bright enough! Praise God, its perfect, they love it” and scored the Benq MX505 5 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. Nicki wrote “Great company to deal with” in her review of the Benq MX505.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX505 considered that it was quiet.


Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Benq MX505 does not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W. The Benq MX505 has a quite small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MX505 features noise reduction, as do most of the other projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX505 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Data projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MX505 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Benq released the MX505.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MX505 is $1,354 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj9s7714e, benq 9hj6f7713e, benq mx505
Barcodes 00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658
4% quieter noise level
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