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Benq MW621 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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BenQ MW621ST Projector Quick Review
Benq Mw621st Projector

11 Reasons For

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Good Sound Quality

A number of Benq MW621 reviewers who bought this projector concluded that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “A strong audio system” in their review but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MW621 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the ES500[pl_3258242_price], and the MX703[pl_2031057_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS328[plb_1946553_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW621 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MW621.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the MW851[pl_2718428_price], or the MX620[pl_2024732_price] both from Benq or the Optoma ES556[plb_1818226_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on projectors of this age and spec.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq MW621 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution across all data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW621.

The worst resolution across comparable types of projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Benq MW621 has a greater number of video colour modes than most data projectors of this age and type. This multimedia projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by projectors of this age and spec. The video colour modes "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this data projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Benq MW621 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW621. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,000h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq MW621 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 720M.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq MW621 is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the MW621 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this data projector 60%. The expert review sites don't rate this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MW621 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the ES500[pl_3258242_price], or the MS504[pl_2024728_price] both from Benq or the Acer X133[plb_2780263_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MW621 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Lamp Power

Across all the projectors that came out more than two years ago the lamp power range from 190W to 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W. The Benq MW621 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Offset

The offsets of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW621 range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW621, the Benq MW621's offset of only 105 percent is one of the smallest.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MW621 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW621

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the MW621 is £83 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of this spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Benq released the MW621.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MW621 has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MX505[pl_2024730_price], the MW821ST[pl_1521593_price], or the MS504[pl_2024728_price] all from Benq.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the S1383[pl_2711752_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) all from Acer which is also higher rated.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW621 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW621.

We compared this projector to all the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MW851UST[pl_1517049_price], and the MX620[pl_2024732_price] all from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Full HD Projection
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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Multimedia
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Battery Included
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Expert Reviews

(1)
27 March 2014

The BenQ MW621ST projector offers a short throw, a strong audio system, and 3D capabilities, but both its data image and video quality are unimpressiive...

Long lamp life and power-saving features
Short throw
Strong audio
Compatible with Android devices
3D ready
Subpar data-image quality
Text blurred at smaller sizes
Rainbow effect in video

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £79.16
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.85
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mw621s, mw621st, benq mw621, benq mw621s, benq mw621st, benq p189809, benq p189809p, benq 9hjar7713, benq 9hjar7713e
Barcodes 00069060205329, 00132018535837, 00747218463905, 00807320296607, 00840046029517, 04718755049705, 05054484747178, 08400460295176

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