|32dB||800 X 600 (SVGA)||13000:1||Yes||Nov 2012|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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Benq MS517 Review
|5 Reviews + 1 Award|
|5 Years Old|
|£60 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 70?
It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%. This projector has received an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The MS517 has running costs of £60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report superior product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Should You Buy it Now?
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One Industry Award
One expert review site thought that this Benq projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".
Average Expert Reviews
Benq Projectors Have Very Good Reviews
Based on 2,379 owner and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Excellent Product Quality
Two owners who reviewed the Benq MS517 thought it was good quality.
It has decent data image quality…
At only £283, you're not going to be getting high quality here.
Its video quality is sufficient for t…
Value for Money
Price Has Gone Down by £96 (30%)
The price has dropped from £319.97 to £223.99 in the last 13 days.to be notified when the price changes.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Benq MS517 and the United Kingdom price of £223.99 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $454.92 (£630.93).
Running Costs Are OK
The average 5 year running cost of the MS517 is £60 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.
Released Over Five Years Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market since November 2012.
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution
The Benq MS517 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The noise level of the Benq MS517 of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 26% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The Benq MS517's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the Benq MS517 of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 76% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
The Benq MS517 supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The Benq MS517's service life of lamp of 4,500h is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 54% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Benq MS517 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Benq MS517's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other projectors, the Benq MS517 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.
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