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Benq MS527 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jan 2016
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Best Choice at Class-leading Value for Small-Medium Space Featuring a brightness of 3300 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS527 offers a... More
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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,080 expert and user reviews, Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Benq MS527 supports 3D image projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to consider including the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], or the MW529[pl_3221473_price] both from Benq.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS527 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS527.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], or the MW529[pl_3221473_price] both from Benq.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq MS527 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Benq MS527 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 6,000h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Recent Price Increase of £6.99

In the last 56 days the MS527 has increased in price by £6.99.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other new projectors, the Benq MS527 does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq MS517H[plb_3346531_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MS527 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS527 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors that are a comparable age to the MS527 the resolution ranges from WVGA (854x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS527

OK Running Costs

The MS527 has an average 1 year running cost of £91 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 9 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for the last year.

Released Eleven Months Ago

This projector has been on the market for eleven months.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS527 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS527 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other latest projectors.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MW529[pl_3221473_price] (33dB), or the MS517H[pl_3346531_price] (33dB) both from Benq.

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Specification

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Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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Lens System
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Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Storage
Optical Disc Player
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
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
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Power Consumption On Standby
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Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

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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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 ms527e, benq 132721, benq p235107, benq display, benq 800x600, benq c9p7zs00, benq p235107p, benq c9p7za00, benq 9hjfa7713, benq 9hjcf7713, benq 9hjcf7713e, benq 9hjfa7713e
Barcodes 04718755063268

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