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9 Reasons For
A Top Selling Product
The MS527 is one the best selling multimedia projector currently available.
Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors
We calculated the average ratings for all Benq data projectors and specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings.
Just Released Eight Months Ago
Benq only released the MS527 eight months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq MS527 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other new comparable spec projectors also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including the Benq MS506 (£202.95) which has a better Rating.
We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq MS517H (£242.98) is also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq MS527 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MS506 (£202.95) is also worth considering.
We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Benq MS517H (£242.98) is also worth considering.
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 common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).
A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors that were released in the last 12 months.
A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.
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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The Benq MS527 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the recently released projectors. This Benq multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector compared to most of the recently released comparable spec projectors which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last year is 7,600h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 6,000h to 10,000h. At 10,000 hours, the Benq MS527 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other new 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
Quite Long Lamp Service Life
With a lamp service life of 4,500 hours, the Benq MS527 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The shortest lamp service life of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MS527 is 3,000h and the longest is 4,500h.
3 Reasons Against
£24.92 Price Increase
In the last 3 days the MS527 has increased in price by £24.92.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Benq MS527 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MS527 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Benq MS527 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MS527 also do not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq MS517H (£242.98).
4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS527
Running Costs Are OK
The MS527 is typical compared to the other 11 similar spec projectors that have been available for the last year that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MS527 is £91.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS527 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors.
Average Noise Level
The Benq MS527 has a fairly typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS527.
Other 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq MS506 (£202.95).
Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq MS517H (£242.98) (33dB).
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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of SVGA (800x600), which is typical of many new similar spec multimedia projectors.
We compared all the other data projectors that have a resolution of SVGA (800x600) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MS506 (£202.95) is also worth considering.
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)
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, 50/60, 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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