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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.
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.
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).
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].
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.
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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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.
Native Projector Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.96 - 2.15:1
2.56 - 2.68
Focal Length Range
22.04 - 24.14
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Frame Sequential, Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Optical Disc Player
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), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
On Screen Display
3D, Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation, SRGB
RMS Rated Power
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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