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Benq MS512 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Featuring a brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13,000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS512H offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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9 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 2,084 owner and expert reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS512 which do not support full HD, the Benq MS512 supports full HD.

Other projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at include the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price], or the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS512 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS512 also support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX505[plb_2024730_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS512 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS512.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MS512 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). The best resolution of all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS512 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)

The vertical synchronization (max)s of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS512 range from 0.12kHz to 480kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 99kHz. At 120 kilohertz, the Benq MS512 has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS512.

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Quite High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Benq MS512 has one of the higher horizontal synchronization (max)s (102 kilohertz) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The lowest horizontal synchronization (max) of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 0.1kHz and the highest is 110kHz.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of data projectors of this age and spec range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. At only 28 decibels, the Benq MS512 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Very Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MS512 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MS512. Comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS512 have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Benq MS512 does not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MS512 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS512.

The best resolution amongst similar types of projector is WXGA (1280x800).

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS512 the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS512 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Benq MS512 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MS512 is 7.5W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS512

Average Running Costs

The MS512 has an average running cost of £91 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 78 projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS512 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS512 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619[plb_2024148_price].

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
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
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
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
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MS512uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq ms512, benq ms512h, benq p178663, benq p178747, benq p178663p, benq p178747p
Barcodes 04718755051043

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