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13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 2,080 expert and owner reviews for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the Benq MW851 concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Alphr.com wrote in their Benq MW851 review “Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector” but even so they scored it 67 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Benq MW851 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW851, the Benq MW851 supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the ES500[pl_3258242_price], or the MX703[pl_2031057_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS328[plb_1946553_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MW851 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the MX661[pl_1968810_price], and the MW817ST[pl_1414729_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DS328[plb_1946553_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Benq MW851 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW851.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MW851 is 7.3W. When compared to other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW851, the Benq MW851's RMS rated power of 20 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq MW851 has more built-in speakers than most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MW851. This Benq multimedia projector is a two built-in speaker projector compared to most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one built-in speaker.

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Fairly Big Offset

With an offset of 144 percent, the Benq MW851 has one of the bigger offsets amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest offset of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851 is 100%, the biggest is 160%, and the average offset is 120%.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 230 Watts, the Benq MW851 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that have been available for more than two years the lamp power range from 190W to 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 27 decibels, the Benq MW851 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. The noise levels in economy mode of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Benq multimedia projector received an expert rating of 67 out of 100 from alphr.com.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection. The Benq MW851 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW851 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MW851 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the MW851 is £107 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 72 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW851 the projector brightness range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW851 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We compared this data projector to all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the MX850[pl_2718425_price], the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price], and the 720P[pl_1560816_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Benq ES500[plb_3258242_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Acer X133[plb_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Benq MW851 has one of the louder noise levels (33 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of data projectors of this type and age is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 33dB noise level data projectors and we think the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MX816ST[pl_1550166_price], and the MW526[pl_2415513_price] all from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MW851 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The average lamp service life of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW851 is 4,600h, and the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 20,000h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW851 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. Projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW851 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,000h and 10,000h.

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Very Wide

The widths of comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the MW851 range from 260mm to 340mm. With a width of 339 millimeters, the Benq MW851 is one of the widest projectors of a similar type and age to the MW851 amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have checked the weight of, the Benq MW851's weight of 5.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of projectors of this age and type is 2.8kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq MW851

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Specification

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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
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
Microphone Input
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
AC Power in
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 Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 June 2012

Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector...

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.87
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £106.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw851, benq mw851u, benq p178622, benq mw851us, benq mw851ust, benq p178622p, benq 9hj4w7713, benq 9hj4w7714, benq 9hj4w7714e, benq 9hj4w7713e
Barcodes 04718755027888, 04718755037009

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