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Benq MS504A Projector

£415.45
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Reasonably priced
Good picture quality
11 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this multimedia projector rated it as outstanding. 8 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

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


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 43% (43%)

There was a cheaper price of £236.49 at Future1 82 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 78% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 22% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Reasonably Priced

Three owners who bought the Benq MS504 mentioned that it was good value for money. Theartful Dodger said in their review of this projector on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Quiet operation and a bright picture make this projector a great value” and scored this projector 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Kerndenn rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Works great and price was good also”. Presentations said on expert website Bestbuy.com “This is an inexpensive projector that does what needs to be done” yet they scored it 3 stars out of 5.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MS504 will cost £91 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 81 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed the Benq MS504 agreed that it had good picture quality.


Design

Easy to Setup

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Easy To Set Up” in their review of this projector. Two people who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Dallas Community Organizer said in his review of this projector “A projector that was light in weight, bright light, easy to use out of the box”.

Good Quality

Three people who bought the Benq MS504 said that it was good quality. Website Bestbuy.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “Great picture quality”. They also said “Quality Construction” in their review. Berto mentioned “Good product, satisfied, good image quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MS504 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS504 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Acer S1283 which is cheaper; or the W750 (£427.98), or the MS619 (£403) both from Benq and both of which have better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MS504 does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Acer S1283 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MS504 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

The best resolution across similar types of projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS504 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Benq MS619 (£403) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the MW526 (£349.81) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the TW526E (£319.98) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Benq or the Acer S1283 (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS504 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Benq MS619 (£403) which has better reviews.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the 720P; 2500 ANSI LUMENS; 5.94LBS; HDMI X2; C; S-V; COM; A; 10W SPKX1; AO; CONTROL (34dB), or the MW820ST (£300) (32dB) both from Benq.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MS504 features noise reduction. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also feature noise reduction.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS504 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS504 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS504 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 190W to 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS504 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00168141610011, 00323546842249, 00840046028558, 04718755046810, 05052184739790, 05053959351469, 05054484540687, 05054533540682, 05054629178126, 08400460285580

Benq MS504 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS504 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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