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Benq MX720 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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The BeQ MX720 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3500 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX720 also offers... More
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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Benq projector is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com. It seems that experts are not that keen on this projector.

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Benq have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Picture Quality

A few people said that the Benq MX720 had good picture quality. Pcmag.com scored the product 4 stars and said on PC Mag “Has good data and video image quality”.

Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “Offers good image quality for both data” in their review. It Reviews.com said “Though audio was loud, quality could have been better”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Benq MX720 agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review “It is portable, 3D ready” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of this projector “3D capable”.

Robust

Some Benq MX720 owners concluded that this projector was well made.

Good Connectivity

Two Benq MX720 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com wrote in their Benq MX720 review on expert website PC Mag three years ago “Has a solid set of connectivity choices, though it”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good experience. C. Hanna mentioned in their review of the Benq MX720 in December last year “Speaking of bulbs, given past experience I did a quick check before committing to buy” and scored this projector 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. In December last year C. Hanna said on Amazon “The remote works fine, they even threw in the batteries for it” and gave this projector a rating of 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX720 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX720.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX720 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX720 is 800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors that are a similar age to the MX720 is 210W. The Benq MX720 has one of the bigger bulb powers (240 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX720 support 3D, however the Benq MX720 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX720 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX720 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000[plb_2168955_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX720 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MX720 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Offset

The Benq MX720 has one of the smaller offsets (only 110 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX720 is 100% and the biggest is 160%.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX720 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX720. The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Benq MX720 is one of the heavier 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The weights of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 38dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 30 decibels, the Benq MX720 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX720

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX720 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX720 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX720.

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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 age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Capability
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
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
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
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

15 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

Bright
Good data and video image quality
Portable
3D capable
Good lamp life
Lacks port for USB thumb drive
Though audio was loud, quality could have been better
13 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by C. Hanna
(Verified Purchase)

This projector was specifically bought for a conference room seating up to 100 people which has a large roof light and therefore a lot of natural daylight. The output from its predecessor was a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $90.79
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $93.57
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00033584164462, 00172302797336, 00740617068818, 00840046024970, 04718755035661, 08400460249704

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