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Benq MX842 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $82.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Recent price increase of 6%

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Reviews

Good Brand

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


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX842 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma ML800, or the Acer S1383 which is cheaper.

Other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Benq MW824 ($799.99).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX842 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX842 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq MX842 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector. The average noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector is 33dB.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq 720P; 2500 ANSI LUMENS; 5.94LBS; HDMI X2; C; S-V; COM; A; 10W SPKX1; AO; CONTROL (34dB), or the Acer P1276 (34dB) which is also cheaper.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX842 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

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Lamps

Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 240 Watts, the Benq MX842 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector is 190W and the biggest is 310W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX842 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector is 2,500h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX842 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

Other data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Epson EH-TW5100; or the Acer S1283, or the Benq MW820ST.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector, the Benq MX842 does not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Benq released the MX842.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MX842 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Benq MW820ST which is cheaper; or the Benq MX819ST ($749) which has better reviews.

If this Benq projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the S1283 (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the S1383 (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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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 similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755053160

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