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Benq MS616ST Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Jan 2013
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7 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings compared to other brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MS616ST reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com wrote “3D capable” in their review of the Benq MS616ST.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS616ST, the Benq MS616ST supports 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the ES500[pl_3258242_price], and the MX703[pl_2031057_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS328[plb_1946553_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS616ST, the Benq MS616ST has a built-in speaker.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the MW851[pl_2718428_price], and the MX620[pl_2024732_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS328[plb_1946553_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 the most frequently supported graphics resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MS616ST is a two USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this Benq data projector is 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com. Experts don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Poor Product Quality

One Benq MS616ST owner thought the product was not good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Unimpressive data and video quality”.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the Benq MS616ST does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the ES500[pl_3258242_price], or the MS504[pl_2024728_price] both from Benq or the Acer X133[plb_2780263_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MS616ST, the MS616ST does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS616ST has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst data projectors of this age.

Other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include the Benq MX850UST[plb_1454745_price] which has better reviews.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the DS325[pl_1920804_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the DX325[pl_1915714_price] (2,600 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Optoma or the Acer X112[plb_1493098_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Resolution

The MS616ST has a maximum native resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less native resolution than the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is in fact the worst native resolution across all data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is the best native resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The MS616ST is a two VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS616ST have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the MS616ST has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MS616ST. The average matrix size of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 0.57", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.65".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS616ST

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MS616ST is £92, which is typical compared to the other 72 data projectors of a similar age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MS616ST has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the MS616ST.

We compared this projector to all the other 32dB noise level projectors and we think the MW663[pl_1474011_price], and the MS517[pl_1463623_price] both from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS616ST is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
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
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
21 June 2013

The BenQ MS616ST provides an ample selection of connectivity choices for a low-priced short-throw projector...

Short throw
Low price for a short-throw projector
Good port selection
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Unimpressive data and video quality
No carrying case
19 June 2013

The BenQ MS616ST provides an ample selection of ports for a low-priced short-throw projector, but stumbles a bit on both data and video image quality...

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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