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Benq MS502 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq has good projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,984 user and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases) for Benq data projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MS502 is £92 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 81 projectors of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Benq projector has been on the market since July 2012.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS502 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution across all projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector is 800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq MS502 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the TW519 (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the MS517 (£257.99) (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Benq.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MS502 has a zoom capability. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Benq MS502 does not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Benq MS502 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MS502 is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also are 3D-ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS502 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS502 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS502 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MS502 has one of the smallest bulb powers amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961

Benq MS502 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS502 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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