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Benq MX520 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Nov 2012
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Still looking for the perfect projector for your school Featuring 3000 ANSI lumen brightness, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 13000:1, XGA resolution, support for various 3D formats and up to 6500... More
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9 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the MX520 will cost only £81 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the cheaper to run comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. 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.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX520 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX520.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX520 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX520 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq MX661 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors of this age and type.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Benq MX520 is a two built-in speaker projector.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX520 range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h. At 6,500 hours, the Benq MX520 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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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 of this spec and age.

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Narrow

The average width of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX520 is 300mm, and the widths range from 260mm to 340mm. With a width of only 283.7 millimeters, the Benq MX520 is one of the narrower projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX520 amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type do not support Full HD projection. The Benq MX520 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Benq MS504 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MX520 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX520 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX520 is 6,100h. The Benq MX520 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 4,500 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX520.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX520

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Benq multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX520 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MX520.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MW663 is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX520 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX520.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq MX720 which has better reviews.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the MS502 (£270.88) (33dB), or the MX850UST (33dB) both from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Input
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Included Accessory
HDMI
S-Video Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.59
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.28
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MX520uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx520
Barcodes 00001910024780, 00001910772582, 00087108672636, 00100177440385, 00163120536955, 00163120857432, 00168141609954, 00172302796568, 00520116797651, 00755918565676, 00840046024895, 02503900001545, 04718755035708, 08400460248950

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