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Benq MW817ST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Jul 2012
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11 Reasons For

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The MW817ST supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MW817ST do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years, the MW817ST supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW817ST has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX661.

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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 commonly supported graphics resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The MW817ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The MW817ST is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW817ST only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the MW817ST has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years. The lowest number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 720M.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the MW817ST is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of this spec and age the native resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 287.3 millimeters, the Benq MW817ST is fairly narrow compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the MW817ST. The narrowest projector of a comparable type and age to the MW817ST is 260mm wide, the widest is 340mm, and the average width is 300mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MW817ST does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq MS504 (£430.20) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 32dB. At 36 decibels, the MW817ST has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW817ST.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MS502 (£270.88) (33dB).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Offset

At only 110 percent, the MW817ST has a quite small offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The smallest offset of projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW817ST is 100% and the biggest is 160%.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 5,000 hours, the MW817ST has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3,000h and the longest is 10,000h.

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Quite Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The average lamp power in economic mode of projectors of this spec and age is 6,000W. With a lamp power in economic mode of only 5,000 Watts, the MW817ST has one of the dimmer lamp powers in economic mode amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW817ST

OK Running Costs

The MW817ST is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the MW817ST will cost £96 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW817ST has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the MW817ST.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq MW663 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
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
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Supported Number of Colours Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £95.50
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0.47T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers mw817s, mw817st, benq mw817, benq mw817s, benq mw817st
Barcodes 00840046026202, 00851279430339, 04718755038648

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