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5 Reasons For
Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews
Benq is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Benq also has good ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
£32.98 Price Drop
In the last 52 days the MW529 has dropped in price by £32.98.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq MW529 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.
There are a number of other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper data projectors such as the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], or the MS527[pl_3221474_price] both from Benq.
We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Benq MX528[plb_3244494_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last year, the Benq MW529 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the MS517H[pl_3346531_price], and the MS527[pl_3221474_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq MX528[plb_3244494_price].
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Benq MW529 is 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 multimedia projector).
A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Across comparable types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).
3 Reasons Against
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Benq MW529 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW529 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other latest projectors, the Benq MW529 does not support Full HD projection.
It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq MS517H[plb_3346531_price] which is also cheaper.
Very Small Offset
New similar spec projectors have offsets of between 100% and 120%, and the average offset is 110%. With an offset of only 100 percent, the Benq MW529 has one of the smaller offsets amongst similar spec projectors of this age.
5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW529
Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when this projector was released.
Running Costs Are OK
The MW529 is typical compared to the other 9 new 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW529 is £91.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW529 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price] which is cheaper.
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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
The Benq MW529 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.
Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq MW529 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors.
We compared all the other 33dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price] is also worth considering.
If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MX528[pl_3244494_price] (33dB), or the TW529[pl_3287890_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
2.56 - 2.68
Focal Length Range
22 - 24.1
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
D-Sub PC in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, 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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