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5 Reasons For
Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews
Benq has good average ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.
£20.70 Price Drop
In the last couple of weeks the price of the MX528 has dropped by £20.70.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq MX528 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last year also support 3D image projection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Benq MW529[plb_3221473_price] which is cheaper.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the TW529[pl_3287890_price], or the Ms524A[pl_3423911_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq MX528 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX528 also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Benq MW529[plb_3221473_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the TW529[pl_3287890_price], or the Ms524A[pl_3423911_price] both from Benq.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that were released in the last 12 months is 6,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,700h. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX528, the Benq MX528's service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours is one of the longest.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Benq MX528 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Benq MS517H[plb_3346531_price].
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MX528 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Only 640 X 480 (VGA) Graphics Resolution
The Benq MX528 supports a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). That's 83% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). The worst resolution of all recently released data projectors is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq MX528 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all latest projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is WVGA (854x480).
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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX528
Running Costs Are Average
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MX528 is £91, which is typical compared to the other 9 latest comparable spec data projectors.
Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when Benq released the MX528.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX528 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released in the last 12 months.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the MW529[pl_3221473_price], or the MS527[pl_3221474_price] both from Benq.
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Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq MX528 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX528.
We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this data projector and we think the MW529[pl_3221473_price], and the MS527[pl_3221474_price] both from Benq which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq TW529[plb_3287890_price] (33dB).
Native Projector Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
Compatible Screen Size
36 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.96 - 2.15:1
2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range
21 - 23.1
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
PAL, SECAM, NTSC
Side by side, Top and bottom, Frame packing, Frame Sequential
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Optical Disc Player
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
ALB, DAN, DUT, BUL, CZE, THA, NOR, ENG, FIN, FRE, DEU, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, ESP, SWE, TUR, HUN, KOR, RUM, CHI (TR), CHI (SIMPL), CRO, IND
On Screen Display
SRGB, 3D, Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation
RMS Rated Power
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
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Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MX528uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Benq MX528 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions