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Benq MW663 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Jan 2013
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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

Several Benq MW663 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector” in their review of the Benq MW663 and scored the product 80 out of 100. Pc Mag said “Very good video quality” and rated the Benq MW663 4 stars.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Benq is one of the superior brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MW663 reviewer who purchased the Benq MW663 mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector on PC Mag three years ago “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcmag.com said “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MW663.

Robust

One person thought this projector was well made. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MW663 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW663.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619[plb_2024148_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW663 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MW663 also have a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW663.

A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq MW663 is a two USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW663 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the Benq MW663 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution. Multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW663 native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW663, the Benq MW663 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the MW663, the Benq MW663 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW663 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW663. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW663 is 6,100h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW663

Running Costs Are Average

The MW663 is typical compared to the other 72 multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW663 is £101.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the MW663.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW663 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW663.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MW663 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price] (33dB), or the MS502[pl_1385309_price] (33dB) both from Benq.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
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
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
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
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity

Expert Reviews

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19 June 2013

The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector...

Very good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Optional Wi-Fi
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.10
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.79
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00132017603711, 00163120856534, 00172302797169, 00172304336151, 00617407467512, 00740617068627, 00840046026622, 02990099002093, 04718755040092, 08400460266220

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