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Benq MX661 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The BeQ MX661 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3000 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX661 also offers... More
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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com. It seems that projector experts are not that keen on this data projector.

Good Product Quality

A few customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Myoud said on Amazon “Good quality product”. Three years ago It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector “Good video quality”.

Robust

Some people who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The BenQ MX661%displayPrice% at %seller% is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video”. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “The BenQ MX661 is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” in their review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Four people who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality.

Good Brand

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

Easy to Use

A number of customers who bought the Benq MX661 thought it was easy to use the menus.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX661 owner said in their reviews that the Benq MX661 had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com mentioned “3D capable” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their Benq MX661 review “A good selection of connectivity ports” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX661, the Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX661 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a similar type and age to the MX661. Most of the data projectors of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this multimedia projector has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX661 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX661. Most of the projectors of this spec and age only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Offset

The Benq MX661 has one of the bigger offsets (130 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average offset of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MX661 is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Benq MX661 does not support 3D. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MX661 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX661 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX661 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX661 range from 26dB to 40dB. At 34 decibels, the Benq MX661 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price] (33dB).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX661 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq MX661 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX661.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX661 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX661. The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX661 is 4,600h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of this type and age 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. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MX661 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of this age and type is 26dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. The Benq MX661 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (32 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX661

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX661 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
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
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
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
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

21 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, reasonably good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

Good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side
Data image quality notably worse over a VGA connection
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Jon G.
(Verified Purchase)

So, I returned the projector to NewEgg to get it replaced. However, I received an email that stated they just refunded my money. I guess I need to buy a different projector ??

Very nice display and I liked the potential of what was advertised
This card is recognized as a "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet" by Windows Server 2012 2 and has worked without flaw for a week in an Asus 97 motherboard utilized in an OS and software test server
The lag time from the computer to the projector display was more than tolerable when using the wireless connection. Also, in order to use the wireless connection the user required admin credentials to
The "PC-LESS TEACHING (USB Drive Display) was another selling point for me but this feature did not work. I called for tech support and they told me that I needed to return the projector. .. .so the v
Packaging was not as protective as I would have expected and shipping was 16 days direct from China through marketplace seller "OK"
Reviewed 6 November 2014 by A. R. Greenway
(Verified Purchase)

Software with BenQ dongle not very good.

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Myoud
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality product. Very clear on almost any plain surface. One very minor problem in that the disc supplied with the manual would not read. I did however manage to download a manual from the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.77
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.54
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 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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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00132018210789, 00168141610653, 00748434026844, 00840046027001, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

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