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Benq Has Good Projector Reviews
On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors manufactured by Benq.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
As one of the newer projectors, this data projector is likely to use more advanced technology.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW529, the Benq MW529 has a built-in speaker.
We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq MS517H (£279.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the TW529 (£329.99), or the MX528 (£335.86) both from Benq is also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other new projectors, the Benq MW529 supports 3D image projection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Benq MS517H (£279.99) which is cheaper.
We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the TW529 (£329.99), or the MX528 (£335.86) both from Benq is also worth considering.
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 common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).
A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).
There are a number of other projectors that support a resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the MS527 (£237.19), or the MS527 (£237.19) both from Benq.
If the resolution of this 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector is too low for you then you might want to look at the TW529 (£329.99) (640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)), or the MX528 (£335.86) (640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) both from Benq.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
The Benq MW529 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of SVGA (800x600).
A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last year.
A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.
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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW529 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Benq MW529 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MW529 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MW529 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors, the Benq MW529 does not support Full HD projection.
There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to consider including the Benq MS517H (£279.99).
Very Small Offset
The smallest offset of data projectors that were launched in the last year is 100%, the biggest is 120%, and the average offset is 110%. With an offset of only 100 percent, the Benq MW529 has a quite small offset compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW529.
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Running Costs Are Average
The MW529 is typical compared to the other 11 similar spec data projectors that were launched in the last year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MW529 will cost £91 over 1 year to run.
£4.65 Price Increase
In the last 60 days the MW529 has increased in price by £4.65.
Average Projector Brightness
The Benq MW529 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW529.
We compared all the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this data projector and we think the Benq MS517H (£279.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq MW529 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Other 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Benq MS517H (£279.99).
If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the TW529 (£329.99) (33dB), or the MX528 (£335.86) (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)
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
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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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