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Benq MX525US Projector

$2,899.99
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Mar 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $70.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Good product quality
Not good in terms of size
17 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Excellent User Reviews

This multimedia projector has an excellent average user rating based on 16 user reviews. Over 87% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 1,989 expert and owner reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

Eight owners agreed that this projector was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com gave this projector a score of 5 stars and wrote in their Benq MX525 review “A budget XGA-resolution data projector, offers good brightness and solid data-image quality”. Af gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of this projector “Good image quality”. Louis Allen gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said in his review of this projector “Great quality projector for the price, Even runs well on sky, very good on ps3”.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos said in their review of this projector “Very nice and easy to use” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars.

Robust

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX525 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Painterpal mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The colors show up much better than our 10 year old projector”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

One person considered that it was good for playing games on. Hannicka wrote in their review of the Benq MX525 on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.”.

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Can Project 3D Content

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Benq MX525 on PC Mag “Can project 3D content”. Louis Allen mentioned on Amazon “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic”.

Poor High Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that the Benq MX525 was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You wrote on Amazon two years ago “A pity that it is not HD”.

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it did not have good sound quality.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Jhubub wrote “Pretty much silent during movies” and rated the product 8 stars.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX525 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer X1273, the Optoma EX556, or the Benq TW523.

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX525 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq TW526E.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX525 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MX525 has a fairly typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Optoma EX556 (30dB and higher rated), or the Benq TW523 (32dB and higher rated); or the Benq MW519 (32dB and cheaper).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX525 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was tight. Ben wrote in his review of this projector “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house and are on a tight budget”.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX525 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq TW526E is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq MX525 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The Benq MX525 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 02100000269976, 04718755053320, 05054484731184, 05054565491662

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