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Benq TW523 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $63.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are excellent
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
70 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website lite-magazin.de scored this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector 100%. Experts think this projector is one of the very best data projectors of this spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector is 90 out of 100 based on 121 owner reviews. Over 89% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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


Good 3D Picture Quality

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that the Benq TW523 had a good 3D picture quality. Mr B N Armstrong said “Great way to enjoy hd and 3d content is impressive” in his review of this projector. Kosta scored it 7 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Very nice picture, bright and sharp and 3D is amazingly good, I never expected such a good result from a home projector”. In the same month Jan G said in his Benq TW523 review “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well”.

Good Picture Quality

Twelve people thought this projector had good picture quality. Steve Scott mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic picture quality! I have it projected at just over 100 inches” in his review of this projector. Toplad wrote “Fantastic picture quality for a budget projector better than most tvs”. Thomas James Brydon said “Excellent picture quality for the price!” and gave the product a rating of 9 stars.

Four people said in their reviews that this projector had good colour saturation. Jon wrote in his Benq TW523 review on Amazon “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes” and gave the product a score of 6 stars. Two years ago Robert said in his review of this projector “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”. Three years ago Bluepie mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Good clarity and bright colours”.

One owner considered that the product had clear images. Bill wrote “I found the image clarity to be excellent”. One person concluded that it was good for watching movies. Alex wrote on Amazon “Perfect for movies” in his review of this projector.

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Good High Def TV

Eight owners who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Drew said on Amazon “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector”. Jack said “Can project a 150" full HD picture from only 3 meters away” and scored this projector 7 stars. J D. mentioned in their review of the Benq TW523 “Stunning clear 720p hd screen” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Four people considered that it had good sound quality. Cornwallnick wrote on Amazon “Bonus - surround sound turned up” and gave it a score of 4 stars.


Design

Easy to Use

Ten owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. Mr B N Armstrong gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said “It was very easy to set up and from a distance of 3m I'm getting crystal clear 720p hd 91" images”. Mr. P Le Page rated it 8 stars and she said “Clear picture, easy to setup and good features” in her review of the Benq TW523. Kevin Condron rated the product 9 stars and he said on Amazon “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great”.

Four customers agreed that it was easy to use. Two years ago Mikey 2008 scored it 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Easy control panel”. D. Hazlie gave this projector a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “Excellent projector and easy to use”.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Product Quality

Nineteen customers thought the Benq TW523 was good quality. Jon gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned “Hd projector, great quality & price, best on market at this price” in his review of this projector. Three years ago M. Ohrstrom wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Iplayer via the chromecast gives very impressive image quality” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. M. Ohrstrom also wrote “The resolution and brightness are amazing! The quality is incredibly, considering the price” in their review.

Nice Design

Five customers considered that it was good looking. Bluepie mentioned “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful” in their review of the Benq TW523. Three years ago Cornwallnick said in their Benq TW523 review “Pretty good picture straight out of the box”. A. Kwabula gave it a score of 8 stars and said on Amazon “It also looks gorgeous in while”.

One customer considered that it was smooth. Mr Jamie M Robinson said on Amazon “Was amazed when i first powered this up, image was clean clear and moving objects very smooth”.

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Not Robust

One owner who bought this projector reckoned that it was not strong and durable. Dr. M. Clayton wrote “It is not rugged for a lot of rough travel”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people wrote in their reviews that this projector had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Dr. M. Clayton scored it 7 stars and said “It's easy to use, lightweight”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Morgon said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Second benq display and again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Alex rated it 8 stars and he said two years ago “When the room is silent we can hear it.” in his review of this projector. J D. gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon in the same month “Its very portable and the fan noise I would say is quiet”. Dr. You scored it 8 stars and said in their review of this projector on Amazon “It is quite quiet to me”.

Four customers reckoned that the product was noisy. Mrbigweed said on Amazon “The fan noise is barely audible” in their review of this projector and rated the Benq TW523 7 stars. Robert mentioned in his review of this projector “It certainly isn't loud enough to detract from my viewing experience.I have 3D glasses on order.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Bluepie mentioned “Like a lot of projectors, this is VERY noisy” in their review of this projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TW523 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq TW523 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW523 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Video

HD-Ready

The Benq TW523 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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3D-Ready

The Benq TW523 is 3D-ready. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector also are 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq TW523 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq TW523 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq TW523 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq TW523 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Benq TW523 is not Energy Star certified. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type are also not Energy Star certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq TW523 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The Benq TW523 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average bulb power of projectors of this age and type is 210W.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors tw523p, benq p178662p
Barcodes 04718755049880, 04718755051531

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