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Benq MX505 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
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Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly, MX505 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

MX505 owners on average rated this multimedia projector 85%.

Good Size

A number of Benq MX505 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Tominiyi2000 said “A compact projector easy to install” in their Benq MX505 review. One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good weight.

Easy to Use

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A good little "starter" projector, great for talks to community groups, light weight, easy to use and quiet” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Cable not supplied for connection to the computer, you decide which of the connection options you want to use and purchase the appropriate cable/s”. Brian Copestake said “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” in his review of the Benq MX505.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Two years ago Tominiyi2000 mentioned on Amazon “My church in Nigeria needed a budget Projector, I wasnt sure if it was bright enough! Praise God, its perfect, they love it” and scored the Benq MX505 5 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. Nicki wrote “Great company to deal with” in her review of the Benq MX505.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX505 considered that it was quiet.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MX505 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX505 which do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might also want to consider include the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX505 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX505.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX505, the Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619[plb_2024148_price] is also worth considering.

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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 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MX505 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago. Most of the multimedia projectors of this age and type only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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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 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 28 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX505. The average noise level in economy mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX505 range from 0.5W to 340W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 190W. The Benq MX505 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.5 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Narrow

At only 283 millimeters, the Benq MX505 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX505. Projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX505 have widths of between 260mm and 340mm.

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Light

Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX505 the weights range from 1.3kg to 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the Benq MX505's weight is one of the lightest amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX505.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the MX505 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX505 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MX505 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have lamp power of between 190W and 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The Benq MX505 has a fairly low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX505. The average number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX505 is 720M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 2W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MX505 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the MX505 will cost £1,709 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 3% of all 72 projectors of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX505

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the MX505.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX505 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq MS502[plb_1385309_price] (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
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Compatible Screen Size
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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Built-In Speaker
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Ceiling Mountable
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Certificates
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Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
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User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Egghead
Egghead would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

I will be using this for CPR classes. The picture is great. I wish it had an HDMI connection, so I don't have to use converter adapter. Otherwise, very nice...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Joey Bagadonuts
Joey Bagadonuts would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Not THE most pixels out there but it is bright and sharp and looks great for showing movies even in the daytime...

Reviewed 19 March 2014 by RCW
RCW would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Nice inexpensive projector, no Hd connector, but for the price it is not a problem. I needed something portable that would be compatible with high altitudes...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Canadian Geek
Canadian Geek would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

B&H shipped product quickly and safely, so thumbs up to them. The Benq projector setup easily (didn't need to read manual) and seems to work great (only used it for a few days). Always been very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Copestake
(Verified Purchase)

Compact easy to use good definition on the screen.

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Russell
Russell would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Grat for a business meeting presentation or use in a classroom. We bought 4 to place in a classroom and use primarily for PowerPoint Presentations...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Stephen P.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic images even in daylight. Good product.

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Michael Henson
(Verified Purchase)

Superb, all we wanted and more.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Nicki
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic buy- is exactly as stated. Great company to deal with.

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Md Mizanur Rahman
(Verified Purchase)

So so.

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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 00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658

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