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Benq MS524 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 32dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Nov 2014
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BenQ MS524 SVGA 3200 Lumens 3D Ready Projector with HDMI 1.4A Quick Review
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21 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good User Reviews

On average, MS524 owners rated this multimedia projector 86 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq MS524 owners reckoned that this projector was good quality. Af rated this projector 5 stars and wrote “Good image quality”. Ben said in his review two years ago “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs” and scored the product very highly. Hannicka mentioned on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their review of this projector and gave the Benq MS524 a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Benq MS524 reviewers who reviewed this projector thought it was good value for money. Dr. G. A. Trimble said in their review of this projector “Brilliant value” and scored the product very highly. Hannicka mentioned on Amazon “Good enough for the price” in their review of the Benq MS524. Hannicka also said “For the price it is a good product”.

A few customers agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Adam M. wrote “This makes a good cheap business projector for presentations”. Two years ago Ben gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Bargain up-scaling projector” in his Benq MS524 review. Ben also wrote “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house”.

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Benq Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Benq also has good ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Easy to Use

One Benq MS524 reviewer said that this projector was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos mentioned in their review of the Benq MS524 “Very nice and easy to use” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Benq MS524 reviewer who reviewed the Benq MS524 concluded that it had a good experience. Last year Af wrote “It makes it a much better experience than a TV” in their review of this projector and gave this projector an excellent review.

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Good Picture Quality

One Benq MS524 owner who bought the Benq MS524 concluded that it was good for playing games on. One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Robust

A few people who purchased it said that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector on PC Mag “It provides good brightness and solid data-image quality”. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MS524 owner said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said on Amazon “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic” and rated this projector 5 stars.

Good Size

One Benq MS524 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was tight.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MS524 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago also support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the P1283[pl_2189846_price], or the X1373[pl_2256532_price] both from Acer or the Benq TW523[plb_2029704_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS524.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the P1283[pl_2189846_price], or the X1373[pl_2256532_price] both from Acer or the Benq TW523[plb_2029704_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

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

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS524 the projector brightness range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS524 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MS524 is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The Benq MS524 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 32 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Alternative 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price], or the TW519[pl_1552764_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq MX518[plb_1521707_price] (32dB).

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Quite High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The maximum vertical synchronization of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 0.12kHz to 480kHz, and the average maximum vertical synchronization is 110kHz. At 120 kilohertz, the Benq MS524 has a fairly high maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MS524.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 3,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,100h. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the MS524, the Benq MS524's service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Fairly High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The lowest maximum horizontal synchronization of data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 0.1kHz and the highest is 110kHz. At 102 kilohertz, the Benq MS524 has a quite high maximum horizontal synchronization compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Narrow

Projectors that are a comparable age to the MS524 have widths of between 260mm and 340mm, and the average width is 300mm. With a width of only 283 millimeters, the Benq MS524 is one of the narrower multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS524 amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MS524 is one of the lighter projectors that came out more than two years ago amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 1.3kg to 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Benq MS524 reviewer who reviewed the Benq MS524 considered that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag mentioned two years ago “Weak audio” in their review of the Benq MS524 nonetheless they rated this projector 4 stars.

Poor High Def TV

One person said in their reviews that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You mentioned on Amazon “A pity that it is not HD”.

£22.78 Price Increase

The MS524 has increased in price by £22.78 in the last couple of weeks.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq MS524 does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to consider including the Acer X1373[plb_2256532_price], or the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MS524 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS524

OK Running Costs

The MS524 has an average running cost of £91 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 72 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MS524 over two years ago.

SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS524 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

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

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector...

Low price
Bright
Lightweight
Good lamp life
Can project 3D content
Weak audio
Modest set of connection choices

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Pennypincher
Pennypincher would recommend the BenQ MS524 (Verified Purchase)

This is not a top of the line projector but it is great for it's intended use. I use it in my room to watch Netflix and the color is great. I have also used it for an outdoor movie night and it... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Fairboss

Very happy with projector, if it has one drawback could use a wide angle lens. But overall great projector...

Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Woody

Easy to set up right out of the box. Very bright picture. Great for lighted room...

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012303512128, 00840046030766, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

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