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Benq MH741 Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB Sep 2015
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The BeQ MH741 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 4000 ANSI lumens and 10000:1 high contrast ratio, this Full HD 1080P projector also offers vertical and... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Projector expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this data projector 90%. This puts this projector in the top 8% of all the projectors that came out more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors built by Benq.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Benq MH741 review this year “It actually handles video and games better than some 1080p projectors sold as crossover models for home”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Projectorcentral.com said in their Benq MH741 review this year “A rock-solid image, good color quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MH741 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MH741 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MH741 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MH741 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Epson 965H[plb_2953833_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MH741 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year native projector resolutions range from XGA (1024x768) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MH741 is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq MH741 has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq MH741 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MH741. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector.

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MH741.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Benq MH741 has a greater number of video colour modes than most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year. This Benq data projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most frequently supported video colour mode supported by data projectors of a similar type and age to the MH741. The video colour modes "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this Benq multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MH741 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq MH741 which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Big Offset

The smallest offset of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MH741 is 62% and the biggest is 150%. With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq MH741 has one of the bigger offsets amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 100kHz to 110kHz. The Benq MH741 has one of the higher maximum horizontal synchronization (102 kilohertz) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MH741 is 1.1x, the biggest is 2x, and the average digital zoom is 1.8x. The Benq MH741 has a quite big digital zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the MH741.

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Very Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The dimmest lamp power in economic mode of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 120W and the brightest is 280W. With a lamp power in economic mode of 260 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a fairly bright lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MH741 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that are a similar age to the MH741 is 7,400h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,500 hours, the Benq MH741 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,500 hours, the Benq MH741 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MH741 the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,200h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Benq MH741 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other projectors of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average power consumption in economy mode of data projectors that were released around the same time as the MH741 is 250W.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MH741 range from 26dB to 43dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The Benq MH741 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (31 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Benq MH741 is a one audio in port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago have between one and two audio in ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption During PowerSave

With a power consumption during PowerSave of 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a quite high power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than a year. The power consumption during PowerSave of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MH741 range from 0.18W to 290W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH741

Running Costs Are OK

The MH741 is typical compared to the other 82 projectors of this type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MH741 will cost £110 over 1 year to run.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Benq MH741 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than a year.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Epson 965H[plb_2953833_price] (37dB and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Auto Power Off
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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The BenQ MH741 is a potentially good fit as a data projector that can double for occasional home entertainment use. For data presentations, it delivers crisp detail, a rock-solid image, good color...

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.45
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hjea7724, 9hjea7724e, benq mh741, benq weight, benq p233151, benq 9hjea77, benq vp229434, benq p233151p, benq 9hjea7724, benq benqmh741, benq 1920x1080, benq projector3, benq 9hjea7724e, benq projector3d, benq 900000283542, special 9hjea7724, special 9hjea7724e
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