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Benq MS502 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jul 2012
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The MS502 makes the perfect projector choice for your everyday life - in business, education, even at home. Featuring an impressive brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens, ultra-high contrast ratio... More
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BenQ MS502 DLP-Projektor (SVGA 800x600 Pixel Kontrast 13000:1 2700 ANSI Lumen)  Test

6 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Benq has good average reviews for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D

The Benq MS502 supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Other projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS502, the Benq MS502 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MS502 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MS502. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. Projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS502 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MS502 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

When compared to other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MS502 that we have checked, the noise level (economic mode) of the Benq MS502 of only 26 decibels is one of the quietest. The average noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of this age and spec is 29dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 38dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS502 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MS502 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

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

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all projectors of a similar type and age to the MS502.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MS502 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MS502 the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MS502, the Benq MS502's bulb power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The Benq MS502 has one of the lowest numbers of colours (only 1.07 million) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS502 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 770M.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Resolution

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

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is actually the worst native resolution across all multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MS502.

Across comparable types of projector the best native resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MS502 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS502. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS502 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS502

Running Costs Are Average

The MS502 has an average running cost of £92 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 78 comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS502 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the MS502.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio
USB Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 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

Barcodes 04718755035166, 05053785421961

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