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Benq MX720 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Mar 2013
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As the first DLP brand to incorporate Philips' ImageCare technology into its projector lamp system, BeQ has taken a further leap, developing its own SmartEco Technology to perfect what DLP can do... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this Benq projector has an average expert rating of 80%. That puts this data projector in the bottom 88% of all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned three years ago “Has good data and video image quality”.

Good Brand

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors built 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.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed this projector said that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Offers good image quality for both data” in their Benq MX720 review. It Reviews.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Though audio was loud, quality could have been better” in their review of this projector.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two people mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “It is portable, 3D ready” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Three years ago It Reviews.com said in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com “3D capable”.

Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert review site PC Mag “Has a solid set of connectivity choices, though it”.

Good Connectivity

Two customers agreed that this projector was good in terms of connectivity.

Easy to Use

One person said that it had a good experience. C. Hanna said in their Benq MX720 review on Amazon “Speaking of bulbs, given past experience I did a quick check before committing to buy”.

Good Remote Control

One Benq MX720 owner thought it had a good remote control. C. Hanna scored it 5 stars and wrote “The remote works fine, they even threw in the batteries for it” in their review.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MX720 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX720 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX720.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX720 is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Benq MX720 has one of the brighter projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 240 Watts, the Benq MX720 has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MX720. The smallest lamp power of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX720, the Benq MX720 does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000[plb_2168955_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq MX720 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Running Costs Are High

The MX720 has an average running cost of £124 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 72 projectors of this age and type.

Very Short Lamp Service Life

The Benq MX720 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of projectors of this spec and age range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h.

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Very Small Offset

The smallest offset of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX720 is 100%, the biggest is 160%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of only 110 percent, the Benq MX720 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX720.

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Heavy

The lightest multimedia projector of this type and age is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.4kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. At 2.9 kilograms, the Benq MX720 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MX720.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq MX720 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (30 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 26dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX720

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX720 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX720.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Microphone Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
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
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

15 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

Bright
Good data and video image quality
Portable
3D capable
Good lamp life
Lacks port for USB thumb drive
Though audio was loud, quality could have been better
13 September 2013

The BenQ MX720 projector is bright, portable, and offers good image quality for both data and video...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by C. Hanna
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This projector was specifically bought for a conference room seating up to 100 people which has a large roof light and therefore a lot of natural daylight. The output from its predecessor was a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £123.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj6p7715, benq 9hj6p7715e
Barcodes 00033584164462, 00172302797336, 00740617068818, 00840046024970, 04718755035661, 08400460249704

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