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Benq MS502 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jun 2012
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS502, the Benq MS502 supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] which is cheaper; or the Optoma DS325[plb_1920804_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Acer X123[plb_2717080_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper data projector such as the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] or you might consider a higher scoring data projector such as the Benq MX819ST[plb_1552200_price], or the Optoma DX325[plb_1915714_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 287 millimeters, the Benq MS502 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average width of projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS502 is 300mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 340mm.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS502 is 29dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the Benq MS502 has one of the quietest noise levels in economy mode amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS502, the Benq MS502 does not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider include the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price]; or the Benq MX819ST[plb_1552200_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MS502 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MS502 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and type to the MS502 have projector brightness of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Benq MX819ST[plb_1552200_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) or the Acer X113[plb_2323218_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Quite Small Lamp Power

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MS502, the Benq MS502's lamp power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MS502 have lamp power of between 190W and 310W.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Resolution

The Benq MS502 has a maximum native resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution.

This data projector's native resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst native resolution across all projectors of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of data projector the best native resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq MS502's number of colours is one of the lowest amongst comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 720M.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Benq MS502 has a very low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 2W to 20W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS502

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MS502 is £92, which is typical compared to the other 72 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio
USB Port

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961

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