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Benq MS517H

£223.99
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
An economical to run 13000:1 800 x 600 projector with adequate features and an industry award
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 32dB Nov 2012
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Benq MS517 Review

With low running costs and very good reviews,
77
5 Reviews + 1 Award
40
Average Features
26
4 Years Old
78
£83 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%. This projector has received an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Benq projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The MS517 has running costs of £83 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report superior product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Benq MS517 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that this data projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Expert Reviews Are Average

This 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, gadgetreview.com and IT Reviews.com.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,105 expert and user reviews (including 276 verified purchases) for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has very good ratings compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.


Features

Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Benq MS517 of 32dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 29% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS517 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MS517 of 2,800 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 28% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Benq MS517 of only 190W is in the smallest 12% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MS517 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Benq MS517 has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MS517 in November 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The MS517 is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on adequate energy prices, we estimate the MS517 will cost £83 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq benqms517hprojecta63ur, benq 9hjfa7714e, benq 1920x1200, benq p236485p, benq 800x600
Barcodes 00168141610226, 00840046024949, 04718755035630, 04718755063572, 05026686194050, 05053973962047, 08400460249490

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