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Benq MW824 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site PC Mag scored this Benq multimedia projector 70%.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Strong audio”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Benq MW824 on expert review site PC Mag “It has decent data-image quality, passable video”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MW824 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to consider include the ES500, or the MX703 both from Benq or the Optoma DS328 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW824, the Benq MW824 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the Benq MX620, or the Optoma ES556 which has better reviews.

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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 frequently supported graphics resolution on multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW824 range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq MW824 has a quite bright projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the MS514, the MX600, and the MS524 (£312.30) all from Benq is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW824 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MW824.

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

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Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Benq MW824 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors of a similar age and spec to it. This Benq projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by projectors of this age and type. The video colour modes "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this data projector.

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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 projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MW824 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW824 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to look at including the ES500, or the MS504 (£430.20) both from Benq or the Acer X133.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MW824 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW824 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Benq MW817ST which is also higher rated.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low Number of Colours

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW824 the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 720M. The Benq MW824 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Offset

The smallest offset of comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 100% and the biggest is 160%. The Benq MW824 has one of the smaller offsets (only 110 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,100h. The Benq MW824 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption During PowerSave

With a power consumption during PowerSave of 240 Watts, the Benq MW824 has a quite high power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The average power consumption during PowerSave of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 190W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW824

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the MW824 is £97 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW824 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the MS502 (£270.88), the MX816ST (£963.90), or the MX823 all from Benq which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Mode in 3D
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 March 2014

The BenQ MW824ST combines a short throw with good brightness and resolution as a classroom-friendly business projector...

Long lamp life
Strong audio
Short throw
Can be used with Android devices
3D ready
Pronounced rainbow effect in video
No port for USB thumb drive

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw824, benq mw824s, benq mw824st, visipax mw824, generic mw824, generic mw824s, visipax mw824s, visipax prmw824, visipax mw824st, generic mw824st, visipax prmw824s, visipax prmw824st, generic beqmw824st1, generic mss864526i01
Barcodes 00012302511047, 00012302973234, 00012304441816, 00041114473359, 00044112553009, 00132018557709, 00163121425029, 00326338806443, 00617407467598, 00729224789248, 00729224790664, 00763357335880, 00779184207948, 00799198097281, 00804067725414, 00809392590324, 00840046028992, 00898029657882, 08400460289922

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