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Benq MX661 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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The BeQ MX661 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3000 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX661 also offers... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Myoud said in their Benq MX661 review “Good quality product”. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review on IT Reviews.com “Good video quality”.

Robust

Several Benq MX661 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag three years ago “The BenQ MX661%displayPrice% at %seller% is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video”. Itreviews.com mentioned in their Benq MX661 review “The BenQ MX661 is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus.

Reasonably Priced

One Benq MX661 reviewer who purchased this projector concluded that it was good value for money. Myoud said “Excellent value for money” in their review and gave it an excellent review score.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX661 owner said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com three years ago “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer reckoned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MX661.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have 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 the most commonly supported graphics resolution on data projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX661 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Benq MX661 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Benq MX661 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX661. This projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX661 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Big Offset

The smallest offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 100% and the biggest is 160%. With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq MX661 has one of the bigger offsets amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Benq MX661 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the MX661. Comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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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 released around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX661 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX661 do support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to consider including the Benq MX522[plb_2029720_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the MX661, the Benq MX661 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MX661 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX661 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX661 range from 26dB to 40dB. The Benq MX661 has a quite loud noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX661.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MS502[pl_1385309_price] (33dB), or the 720P[pl_1560816_price] (34dB) both from Benq or the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price] (34dB).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors of this spec and age is 7.3W. The Benq MX661 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX661 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the MX661. The lamp service lives of projectors that came out around the same time as the MX661 range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX661 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,100h. The Benq MX661 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MX661 have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 32 decibels, the Benq MX661 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX661

Running Costs Are Average

The MX661 is typical compared to the other 72 projectors of this age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the MX661 will cost £89 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX661 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX661.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on data projectors of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
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Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Lamp Service Life
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Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
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
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in 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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
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Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
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Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

21 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, reasonably good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

Good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side
Data image quality notably worse over a VGA connection
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Jon G.
(Verified Purchase)

So, I returned the projector to NewEgg to get it replaced. However, I received an email that stated they just refunded my money. I guess I need to buy a different projector ??

Very nice display and I liked the potential of what was advertised
This card is recognized as a "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet" by Windows Server 2012 2 and has worked without flaw for a week in an Asus 97 motherboard utilized in an OS and software test server
The lag time from the computer to the projector display was more than tolerable when using the wireless connection. Also, in order to use the wireless connection the user required admin credentials to
The "PC-LESS TEACHING (USB Drive Display) was another selling point for me but this feature did not work. I called for tech support and they told me that I needed to return the projector. .. .so the v
Packaging was not as protective as I would have expected and shipping was 16 days direct from China through marketplace seller "OK"
Reviewed 6 November 2014 by A. R. Greenway
(Verified Purchase)

Software with BenQ dongle not very good.

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Myoud
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality product. Very clear on almost any plain surface. One very minor problem in that the disc supplied with the manual would not read. I did however manage to download a manual from the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £88.62
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj8f7733, benq 9hj8f7733e
Barcodes 00000026966254, 00012303512173, 00014445505679, 00021111204897, 00088020699343, 00088037934796, 00132018210789, 00163121424619, 00168141610653, 00344388842068, 00682017418100, 00748434026844, 00792235695990, 00804067182484, 00840046027001, 00872182783893, 00898029657684, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

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