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14 Reasons For
According to Amazon sales data, the MS506 is a popular choice amongst customers who bought projectors in the last 3 months.
A few people said that the Benq MS506 was compact. One customer concluded that the product was good structurally.
Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
We checked 2,080 user and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.
Easy to Use
One Benq MS506 owner wrote that the product was easy to setup. Legendary mentioned on Amazon last year “*** Pro’s *** - Quick and easy to setup” in their review. One Benq MS506 reviewer who bought the product thought it was easy to use. Brian Copestake said on Amazon in October last year “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen”.
One Benq MS506 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “Very good price” in their review of the Benq MS506.
Good Picture Quality
One Benq MS506 owner who reviewed it considered that it had clear images. Legendary wrote in their review of the Benq MS506 “Very bright and clear image”.
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One customer who bought the Benq MS506 mentioned that it was a good design. Legendary wrote in their Benq MS506 review “Fairly compact design”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Legendary rated it 4 stars and wrote “Solid construction”.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq MS506 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also support 3D image projection.
Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq MS506 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS506 also have a built-in speaker.
Supports Three Video Colour Modes
The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MS506 is more than most multimedia projectors of this age and type. The most commonly supported video colour mode is Cinema, but this video colour mode is not supported by this multimedia projector. The video colour modes Dynamic, Presentation and sRGB are also supported by this data projector.
100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
The average width of projectors of a similar age and type to the MS506 is 300mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 340mm. At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MS506 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS506.
Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. The weight of the Benq MS506 of only 1.8 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.
10 Reasons Against
Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Legendary said “Would have been so much better with a HDMI port” in their Benq MS506 review. Legendary also mentioned “Lack of HDMI port – comes with VGA”.
Recent Price Increase of £23.97
The price of the MS506 increased by £23.97 yesterday.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Benq MS506 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year also do not support Full HD projection.
There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price].
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Benq MS506 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MS506 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq MS506 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.
A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all projectors that are a similar age to the MS506.
Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).
Very Small Lamp Power
The Benq MS506 has a quite small lamp power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The average lamp power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MS506 is 220W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 310W.
Quite Low Number of Colours
The numbers of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MS506 range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 890M. The Benq MS506 has a quite low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS506.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS506 is 2W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.3W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq MS506 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released one year ago.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Benq MS506 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.
Only One Component Video in Port
The Benq MS506 is a one component video in port multimedia projector.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS506
OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the MS506 will cost £91 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 24 projectors of this age and spec.
Released Over a Year Ago
This projector was released over a year ago.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
The Benq MS506 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq data projector.
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Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS506 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MS506.
Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq MS506 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.
Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Acer X112H[plb_2741930_price] (30dB).
Native Projector Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
11.923 - 13.115
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 120
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range
21 - 23.1
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Video Colour Mode
Dynamic, Presentation, SRGB
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
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*** Pro?s ***
- Quick and easy to setup.
- Fairly compact design.
- Solid construction.
- Very bright and clear image.
- Picture is clear, even in daylight.
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