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Benq MS517H

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Benq MS517H

£319.97
£223.99 £96 cheaper than 13 days ago
Benq MS517
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projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
A very economical to run and award winning moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with good features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2012
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Benq MS517 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Benq MS517 number 730 in 3D projectors.
88
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
74
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£60 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
World-Leading smarteco technology for a greener environment
Eco blank mode
SmartEco mode
No source detected mode
0.5W in standby mode
Supports 3d blu-ray via HDMI
Closed captioning
User-Friendly i/o port design
Instant restart
Quick cooling
Teaching template
EcoFACTS label
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £319.97 to £223.99 in the last 13 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Benq MS517 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and gadgetreview.com.

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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.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £96 (30%)

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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).

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Running Costs

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.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since November 2012.

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Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS517 supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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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.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS517 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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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.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

benq benqms517hprojecta63ur

Barcodes:

00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 05026686194050, 05053973962047, 08400460249490

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