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Benq MS514 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq has good data projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

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


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MS514 is £91, which is typical compared to the other 81 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MS514 in September 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS514 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Benq MS514 does not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Benq MS514 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq MS514 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (3,200 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MW724 (£668.19) (3,700 ANSI lumens).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MS514 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the MX806 (£461.76) (32dB), or the MS524 (£264.19) (32dB) both from Benq.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS514 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS514 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS514 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MS514 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The bulb powers of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple ms514h, benq ms514h
Barcodes 04718755053733

Benq MS514 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS514 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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Benq MX723 vs Benq MS514

Benq MX723 vs Benq MS514
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£ 614.84 £0.00
Higher RMS Rated Power
XGA (1024x768) Resolution
Bigger Zoom Ratio
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Shorter Lamp Service Life
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Benq MW724 vs Benq MS514

Benq MW724 vs Benq MS514
Benq MW724 Benq MS514
£ 668.19 £0.00
Higher Resolution
80% Higher RMS Rated Power
Bigger Zoom Ratio
Two USB 2.0 Ports
50% Shorter Lamp Service Life
Heavier

Benq MW632ST vs Benq MS514

Benq MW632ST vs Benq MS514
Benq MW632ST Benq MS514
£ 534.00 £0.00
8W Higher RMS Rated Power
Newer by Ten Months
Two HDMI Ports
One More USB 2.0 Port
Hugely Lower Number of Colours
Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
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