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Benq MS517H Projector

£442.47
£303.68 £138.79 cheaper than 41 days ago
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jan 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq has good reviews for its projectors
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Reviews

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

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


Energy

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MS517H is £91 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 26 projectors of this age and spec.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released in January 2016.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq MS517H supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq TW529 (£329.98) is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS517H has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Benq MX507 (£277.98).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the TW529 (£329.98), or the MW529 (£345.95) both from Benq are also worth considering.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Benq MS517H has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) 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 have been around for more than a year.

Across similar types of projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MS517H has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector.

We compared all the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this data projector and we think cheaper data projectors such as the Benq MS527 (£228.63) is also worth considering.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MS517H has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper projectors such as the MX507 (£277.98), or the MS527 (£228.63) both from Benq.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq MW529 (£345.95) (33dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MS517H has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MS517H is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MS517H does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS517H has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ms517hdlp
Barcodes 04718755063572

Benq MS517H Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS517H 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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