Benq MS500+
Benq MS500+
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Benq MS500+

A 5 year old 4000:1 800 x 600 multimedia projector with average features
4000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 31dB Aug 2012
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Benq MS500+ Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Benq MS500+ as follows for Summary.
Average Features
5 Years Old
£101 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 33?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £101 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite quiet noise level
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

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Benq MS500+ In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

We checked 2,105 owner and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS500+ has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Benq MS500+ does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MS500+'s projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 25% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The Benq MS500+'s noise level of only 31dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS500+ has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Benq multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Benq released the MS500+ in August 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The MS500+ is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on passable usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the MS500+ will cost £101 over 1 year to run.

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Vastly brighter projector brightness
19% louder noise level
Brighter projector brightness
Longer service life of lamp
Bigger bulb power
6dB louder noise level
Significantly brighter projector brightness
22% bigger bulb power
Shorter service life of lamp
50% brighter projector brightness
50W bigger bulb power
67% higher running costs over five years