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Benq MX503 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Sep 2012
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10 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A number of Benq MX503 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Domenico said “Good and cheap projector”. Domenico also wrote “We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality”.

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Domenico wrote on Amazon “The quality is great and the price too”.

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Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,080 expert and user reviews, Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MX503 owner said that the Benq MX503 had good colour saturation. Domenico gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The colours are amazing”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX503 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX503 also support 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX503, the Benq MX503 has a built-in speaker.

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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 typical of many multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Benq MX503 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX503. The noise levels of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX503 range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq MX503 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 26 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX503 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq MX503 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Benq MX819ST (£280.00), or the Epson EH-TW5100 (£342.00).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX503 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX503 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MX503 is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Benq TW519 (£426.97) (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma DS330 (£345.00) (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX503

Running Costs Are OK

The MX503 has an average running cost of £92 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 72 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
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
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
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
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Domenico
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We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality. Well, the quality is great and the price too. It doesn't care much if there's daylight or not or atleast not that much. Also, the colours... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00001910140558, 00100177421704, 00151902974279, 00163120857036, 00168141609121, 00172302796476, 00840046024734, 04718755035265

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