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Benq TW526E Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13,000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly TW526 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 64 owner reviews this Benq data projector has an average owner rating of 89%.

Good High Def TV

A few customers concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A wrote on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You rated the Benq TW526 5 stars and said on Amazon “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.”. Drew he wrote in his Benq TW526 review 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”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Benq TW526 owners who bought this projector concluded that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote in December this year “The image quality is perfect” in their review. Dr. You rated the Benq TW526 5 stars and wrote “The white seems a bit yellow.), so it is a little tricky to get a better vision without this function” in their review. I P Jones said on Amazon “Great picture quality” in their Benq TW526 review.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good colour saturation. Robert.a.rowley mentioned in their Benq TW526 review on Amazon “The colours are good”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the Benq TW526 had clear images. Bill mentioned in his review of the Benq TW526 “I found the image clarity to be excellent”.

One customer said that the Benq TW526 was good for watching movies. Phil Uk wrote on Amazon “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill mentioned in his review of this projector “3d is simply stunning”. Drew rated this projector as very good and he wrote on Amazon “The 3D mode is the best I've seen on any projector” in his Benq TW526 review. Jan G scored it very highly and he said on Amazon “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well” in his Benq TW526 review.

Good Product Quality

Some Benq TW526 owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality. In December last year Alan B. mentioned on Amazon “Quality is awesome”. Amazon Customer wrote “It's bright, with great image quality”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image size and quality is fantastic”.

Easy to Use

Seven Benq TW526 reviewers concluded that the product was easy to setup. In December last year A mentioned “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their review of the Benq TW526. Dr. You said “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review. Krussel wrote “Easy to set up and the remote control lights up as well” and scored the product 5 stars.

Four Benq TW526 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. A. Sloggett wrote “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended”. In December Amazon Customer wrote in their review “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture” and gave the product a very good review score. Mr B Cronshaw gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Good picture for the price easy to use” in his review of the Benq TW526.

Four people said in their reviews that the Benq TW526 was easy to use the menus. Morgon mentioned “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating” in their review. Morgon also wrote “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. S C said on Amazon “These are the settings that work for me” and rated it as very good.

One Benq TW526 reviewer who purchased this projector considered that it had a good experience. Midland Bank wrote in their Benq TW526 review “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was noisy. A wrote “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal” in their review of this projector. Alan B. said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Not too noisy either” and scored it very highly. Krussel mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

Several customers who reviewed the Benq TW526 said that it was quiet. In December last year Dr. You said “It is quite quiet to me” in their Benq TW526 review. Lewis S. gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this projector in December “The instructions are silent on what to do”.

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Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the TW526 is one the best selling multimedia projector currently available for sale.

Good Connectivity

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year Hafiz gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Benq TW526 on Amazon “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning”. Mars said this year “Everything is working fine apart from the HDMI” .

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

One Benq TW526 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq TW526 was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Mr B N Armstrong mentioned in his review on Amazon “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite”.

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Robust

Several people concluded that the Benq TW526 was well made. Alan B. wrote in his review on Amazon in December last year “Even has a built in speaker”. Amazon Customer wrote in their Benq TW526 review “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”.

Nice Design

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Badger39 mentioned on Amazon “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal” in their review of this projector. Phil Uk wrote “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” in his review.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Benq is one of the better rated multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Benq also has good reviews for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Good Remote Control

Several Benq TW526 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good remote control. Two years ago Mr B N Armstrong said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote” and rated the product 4 stars. In December this year Mr. P. J. Foster wrote on Amazon “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone” in their review of the Benq TW526 and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Support

Some Benq TW526 reviewers who reviewed the Benq TW526 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Morgon wrote on Amazon “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review” in their review of the Benq TW526.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. wrote “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.

Good Battery Life

One Benq TW526 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Badger39 scored the Benq TW526 5 stars and mentioned “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.” in their review.

Supports Full HD

The Benq TW526 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think the Benq MX631ST[plb_3089359_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the MW705[pl_3058305_price], or the MW571[pl_3402568_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the TW526, the Benq TW526 has a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper projector such as the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price] or you might consider a higher scoring projector such as the Benq MX631ST[plb_3089359_price].

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Benq MW705[plb_3058305_price].

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Supports 3D

The Benq TW526 supports 3D. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than a year ago also support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq MX631ST[plb_3089359_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at including the Benq MW705[plb_3058305_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq TW526 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The lamp power (economic mode)s of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW526 range from 61W to 11,000W, and the average lamp power (economic mode) is 2,400W. With a lamp power (economic mode) of 10,000 Watts, the Benq TW526 has a fairly bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the TW526.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 4,500 hours, the Benq TW526 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of this type and age the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 6,000h.

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Very Light

Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg. The Benq TW526 is one of the lighter 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the TW526 (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several Benq TW526 owners concluded that the Benq TW526 was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong said in his review on Amazon “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons”.

Inferior Sound Quality

Six Benq TW526 reviewers concluded that the product did not have good sound quality. I P Jones said in their review “The sounds not so good tho”. Midland Bank mentioned “On board speakers are not very good”. Phil Uk mentioned “Eco mode, adaptive mode, screen saver (black screen) button - Rubbish sound as usual” although he rated it 5 stars.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq TW526 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the TW526 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago is 220W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. The Benq TW526 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Offset

The smallest offset of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the TW526 is 100% and the biggest is 130%. At only 100 percent, the Benq TW526 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the TW526.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.3W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq TW526 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the TW526.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq TW526E

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq TW526 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 data projector).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW526 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price] which is cheaper.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Benq MW705[plb_3058305_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq TW526 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the TW526.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including the Benq MX525[plb_2415515_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
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)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $59.67
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $62.38
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tw526e, benq tw526, benq tw526e, apple tw526, apple tw526e, benq p236481, benq p236481p, benq 9hjd97734, benq 9hjd97734e, apple 9hjd97734, apple 9hjd97734e
Barcodes 04718755053726, 04718755058547

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