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A Best Selling Multimedia Projector
The MS506 is a popular choice of projector.
Some customers who bought this projectors considered that it was compact. Brian Copestake mentioned “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Legendary wrote in their review of this projectors last year “Fairly compact design”.
One Benq MS506 reviewer who reviewed the Benq MS506 concluded that it was good structurally. Legendary said “Solid construction” in their review of this projectors.
Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews
We checked 2,052 owner and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.
Easy to Use
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Benq MS506 was easy to setup. Legendary mentioned in their Benq MS506 review on Amazon last year “*** Pro’s *** - Quick and easy to setup”. One person thought it was easy to use. Brian Copestake scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen”.
One Benq MS506 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Very good price” in their review of this projectors.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who reviewed the Benq MS506 concluded that it had clear images. Legendary said “Very bright and clear image” in their review and rated this projectors 4 stars.
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One Benq MS506 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a good design. Last year Legendary scored this projectors 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Fairly compact design”.
One Benq MS506 reviewer considered that it was well made. Legendary mentioned in August last year “Solid construction” and scored it 80 out of 100.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last year, the Benq MS506 has a built-in speaker.
Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Benq MS527 (£237.19).
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq MS506 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq MS527 (£237.19).
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many recently released data projectors.
Projectors with a higher resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Benq MS527 (£237.19) (640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)).
Supports One Video Colour Mode
The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MS506 is more than most new comparable spec multimedia projectors. The most frequently supported video colour mode is Presentation, but this video colour mode is not supported by this Benq data projector. The video colour modes Dynamic|Presentation|sRGB are also supported by this multimedia projector.
The average weight of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS506 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 1.8kg to 3.3kg. With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the Benq MS506 is quite light compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS506.
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A few Benq MS506 reviewers agreed that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Legendary said “Would have been so much better with a HDMI port”. Legendary also mentioned “Lack of HDMI port – comes with VGA”.
Price Has Increased by £31.97
Yesterday the MS506 has increased in price by £31.97.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MS506, the Benq MS506 does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Benq MS506 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS506 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
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Very Dim Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS506 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS506 the projector brightness range from 3,200 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens.
If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MS527 (£237.19) (3,300 ANSI lumens).
Very Low Number of Colours
At only 1.07 million, the Benq MS506 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The average number of colours of similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS506 is 800M.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At only 6,000 hours, the Benq MS506 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS506. The service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MS506 range from 6,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,600h.
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Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when Benq released the MS506.
Running Costs Are Average
The MS506 is typical compared to the other 11 new projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MS506 is £91.
Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MS506 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MS506.
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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of SVGA (800x600), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year.
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)
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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