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Benq MH741 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB Sep 2015
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The BeQ MH741 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 4000 ANSI lumens and 10000:1 high contrast ratio, this Full HD 1080P projector also offers vertical and... More
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This multimedia projector received a score of 90 out of 100 from expert review site projectorcentral.com. This puts this projector in the top 7% of all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Benq MH741 review this year “It actually handles video and games better than some 1080p projectors sold as crossover models for home”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Projectorcentral.com said in their Benq MH741 review this year “A rock-solid image, good color quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Supports 3D

The Benq MH741 supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the MH741 do not support 3D.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D which you might also want to consider including the H6517ST[pl_3929999_price], or the K335[pl_1598465_price] both from Acer or the NEC M323X[plb_3084492_price].

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MH741 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MH741 do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the H6517ST[pl_3929999_price], or the K335[pl_1598465_price] both from Acer or the NEC M323X[plb_3084492_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MH741 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MH741 also have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Acer H6517ST[plb_3929999_price], the NEC M323X[plb_3084492_price], or the Epson 965H[plb_2953833_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MH741 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all data projectors of this spec and age the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MH741 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MH741 is 600 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MH741 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector.

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MH741.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The Benq MH741 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors of a similar spec and age to it. This multimedia projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most frequently supported video colour modes supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741. The video colour modess "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this data projector.

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Quite Big Offset

With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq MH741 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MH741. Across all the data projectors of this type and age the offsets range from 62% to 150%, and the average offset is 110%.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq MH741 is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Quite High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

With a horizontal synchronization (max) of 102 kilohertz, the Benq MH741 has one of the higher horizontal synchronization (max)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 2 times zoom factor, the Benq MH741 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MH741. Across all the projectors that were released one year ago the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 2x, and the average digital zoom is 1.8x.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MH741 have lamp power (economic mode)s of between 120W and 280W. With a lamp power (economic mode) of 260 Watts, the Benq MH741 has one of the brighter lamp power (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MH741 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the MH741 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MH741, the service life of lamp (economic mode) of the Benq MH741 of only 3,500 hours is one of the shortest. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MH741 is 1,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,700h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable age and type to the MH741 is 6,100h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The service life of lamp of the Benq MH741 of only 2,500 hours is one of the shortest amongst projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MH741.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq MH741 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MH741 the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 170W to 760W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 43dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the Benq MH741 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MH741 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.18W and 290W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 140W. At 270 Watts, the Benq MH741 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MH741.

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Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in

Most data projectors of this spec and age have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in, including the Benq MH741 which has one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH741

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MH741 will cost £110 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 90 data projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released over a year ago.

Average Noise Level

The Benq MH741 has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MH741.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price] (33dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Number of Colours
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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The BenQ MH741 is a potentially good fit as a data projector that can double for occasional home entertainment use. For data presentations, it delivers crisp detail, a rock-solid image, good color...

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.45
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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