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Benq MX505 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly, MX505 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 24 owner reviews this multimedia projector has an overall owner rating of 85%.

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.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,086 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Acceptable Noise Level

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

Supports Full HD

The Benq MX505 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX505 do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to look at including the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price], or the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MX505 supports 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq MS619[plb_2024148_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price], or the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX505 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. This Benq multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector compared to most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX505 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MX505, the service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq MX505 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Light

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg. When compared to other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the Benq MX505 of only 1.8 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MX505 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the bulb power of the Benq MX505 of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of data projectors of this spec and age range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MX505 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX505

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX505 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX505.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the MS504[pl_2024728_price], and the MS619[pl_2024148_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price] (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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
Lamps Quantity
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
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
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)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Egghead
Egghead would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

I will be using this for CPR classes. The picture is great. I wish it had an HDMI connection, so I don't have to use converter adapter. Otherwise, very nice...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Joey Bagadonuts
Joey Bagadonuts would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Not THE most pixels out there but it is bright and sharp and looks great for showing movies even in the daytime...

Reviewed 19 March 2014 by RCW
RCW would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Nice inexpensive projector, no Hd connector, but for the price it is not a problem. I needed something portable that would be compatible with high altitudes...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Canadian Geek
Canadian Geek would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

B&H shipped product quickly and safely, so thumbs up to them. The Benq projector setup easily (didn't need to read manual) and seems to work great (only used it for a few days). Always been very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Copestake
(Verified Purchase)

Compact easy to use good definition on the screen.

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Russell
Russell would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Grat for a business meeting presentation or use in a classroom. We bought 4 to place in a classroom and use primarily for PowerPoint Presentations...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Stephen P.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic images even in daylight. Good product.

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Michael Henson
(Verified Purchase)

Superb, all we wanted and more.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Nicki
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic buy- is exactly as stated. Great company to deal with.

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Md Mizanur Rahman
(Verified Purchase)

So so.

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.32
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.10
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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