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Benq MS512H Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the MS512 which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq MS512 supports Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the Benq MX518 (£384.13) which is cheaper; or the Epson EH-TW5100 (£399.00) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Benq MW820ST (£459.99).

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MS512 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS512.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Optoma DX346 (£421.06) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the MW820ST (£459.99), or the 720P (£319.60) both from Benq.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS512 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MS512 also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq TW519 (£426.97), or the Optoma DX346 (£421.06).

Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Benq MW820ST (£459.99).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector that has been around for around the same time as the MS512 is 260mm wide and the widest is 340mm. At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MS512 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS512.

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Very Light

The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector that has been around for around the same time as the MS512 is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. The Benq MS512 is one of the lighter 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MS512 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MS512 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The smallest lamp power of projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS512 is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS512 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Benq MS512 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the RMS rated power range from 2W to 20W. The Benq MS512 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS512

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the MS512 is £91 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 72 data projectors of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MS512 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MS512 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Benq TW523 (£345.96) which has better reviews; or the Acer P1283 (£369.99) which is cheaper.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Benq MW526 (£468.48) (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated); or the Benq MS524 (£359.39) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS512 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MS512.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the Benq MX850UST (£399.99) which is cheaper.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Benq MX518 (£384.13) (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS512 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ms512h, benq ms512, benq ms512h, benq p178663, benq p178747, benq p178747p, benq p178663p, benq 9hjav7713, benq 9hjav7713e
Barcodes 04718755051043

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