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Benq MX525 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jul 2014
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MX525 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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[Review] ?ánh giá chi ti?t máy chi?u BenQ MX525
Benq MX525 3D projector review demo

16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Multimedia projector expert review website PC Mag scored this projector 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, MX525 owners rated this projector as outstanding.

Good Product Quality

A number of Benq MX525 owners agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Af mentioned on Amazon “Good image quality” in their Benq MX525 review. Ben gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector three years ago “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs”. Hannicka wrote on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their Benq MX525 review.

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Benq is one of the better rated brands.

Easy to Use

One Benq MX525 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Two years ago Af scored it very highly and said in their review of the Benq MX525 “It makes it a much better experience than a TV”. One person who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos wrote on Amazon “Very nice and easy to use” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MX525 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Benq MX525 had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good for playing games on.

Robust

A number of Benq MX525 reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Offers good brightness and solid data-image quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who purchased the Benq MX525 concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said on Amazon “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic” in his review of the Benq MX525 and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Size

One Benq MX525 reviewer thought it was tight.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX525 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX525.

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 TW526[pl_2549392_price], the MW705[pl_3058305_price], or the MX631ST[pl_3089359_price] all from Benq.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX525 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX525.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the TW526[pl_2549392_price], or the MW705[pl_3058305_price] both from Benq or the Acer X122[plb_2731913_price].

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX525 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX525 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,500h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the Benq MX525 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX525 the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,900h. At 4,500 hours, the Benq MX525 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the MX525 have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 190W and 340W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 240W. At only 220 Watts, the Benq MX525 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MX525 is one of the lighter data projectors that were released around the same time as the MX525 amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector that came out around the same time as the MX525 is 1.8kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Benq MX525 owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review on PC Mag “Weak audio”.

Poor High Def TV

One Benq MX525 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You said “A pity that it is not HD”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX525 do not support full HD. The Benq MX525 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the TW526[pl_2549392_price], the MW705[pl_3058305_price], or the MX631ST[pl_3089359_price] all from Benq which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MX525 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The Benq MX525 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this spec and age the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Benq MX525 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MX525 is 8.3W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX525

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX525 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX525 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Benq MX570[plb_2417268_price] or you might consider a higher rated multimedia projector such as the Benq TW526[plb_2549392_price].

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Benq MW705[plb_3058305_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX525 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the Benq TW526[plb_2549392_price] which has better reviews.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MX525 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
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
Supported 3D Formats
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
HDMI 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)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MX525, a budget XGA-resolution data projector, offers good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Bright
Good lamp life
Low price
Can project 3D content
Subpar video
Weak audio

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Smithn6
Smithn6 would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I love the crisp clean and bright picture that this projector has! I have taught for over 20 years and used many projectors, but this is the best one I have ever had!

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Hot Shot Dot
Hot Shot Dot would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I have had the Epsom projector and it required to have the room completely dark and the screen was still hard to see. We have this projector set up for use with a golf simulator. This projector... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Painterpal
Painterpal would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

This product is used by our Painting chapter, Seaside Decorative Painters of Daytona Beach so that members can see what is being taught on a screen.l We use the ELMO camera with it that was also... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.52
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.31
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p203623, benq p236489, benq p203623p, benq p236489p, benq 9hjcg7714, benq 9hjcg7713, benq 9hjcg7714e, benq 9hjcg7713e, listing 9hjcg7714, listing 9hjcg7714e
Barcodes 02100000269976, 04718755053320, 05054484731184, 05054565491662

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