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Benq MS524 Projector

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SVGA (800x600) 32dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS524 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Multimedia projector expert review website PC Mag scored this multimedia projector 70 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 22 user reviews this projector has an average user rating of 86 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq MS524 reviewers wrote that this projector was good quality. Af said in their review two years ago “Good image quality” and gave the product a very good review score. Ben wrote on Amazon “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs” in his review of the Benq MS524. Hannicka said in their review of the Benq MS524 on Amazon “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.”.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased it wrote that it was good value for money. Dr. G. A. Trimble said “Brilliant value”. Hannicka wrote two years ago “Good enough for the price” in their review of this projector. Hannicka also wrote “For the price it is a good product”.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Adam M. wrote in his Benq MS524 review on Amazon “This makes a good cheap business projector for presentations”. Ben scored it very highly and he wrote “Bargain up-scaling projector”. Ben also mentioned “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house”.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good ratings across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Benq MS524 had a good experience. Two years ago Af mentioned “It makes it a much better experience than a TV” and rated it 5 stars. One Benq MS524 owner who purchased the Benq MS524 mentioned that it was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos mentioned “Very nice and easy to use”.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MS524 reviewer said in their reviews that the Benq MS524 had good picture quality. One Benq MS524 owner who bought it considered that it was good for playing games on.

Robust

A number of people considered that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote in their Benq MS524 review “It provides good brightness and solid data-image quality” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer mentioned that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic” in his Benq MS524 review.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was tight.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MS524, the Benq MS524 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the Infocus IN1142[plb_2279221_price], the Optoma X316[plb_2280095_price], or the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the MS524, the Benq MS524 supports 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might want to look at including the X316[pl_2280095_price], or the H100[pl_2040880_price] both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MS524 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). Across all multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of this age and spec have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq MS524 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of 120 kilohertz, the Benq MS524 has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS524. Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MS524 the vertical synchronization (max)s range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 76kHz.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS524 is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the Benq MS524 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The average horizontal synchronization (max) of multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 89kHz. At 102 kilohertz, the Benq MS524 has a fairly high horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MS524.

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Quite Big Offset

Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS524 have offsets of between 0.03% and 140%. At 120 percent, the Benq MS524 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MS524.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MS524 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The weights of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524 range from 2.2g to 26kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person said in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Weak audio”.

Poor High Def TV

One customer who bought it considered that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You mentioned in their review on Amazon “A pity that it is not HD” however despite that they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MS524 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the DH1008[pl_2529465_price], or the H181X[pl_2591464_price] both from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524, the Benq MS524 does not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MS524 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524.

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

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the MS524 is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 140W to 580W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MS524 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MS524.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS524 is 1W and the highest is 30W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq MS524 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MS524.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Benq MS524 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS524 have one number of built-in speakers, including the Benq MS524 which has one number of built-in speakers.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS524

Running Costs Are Average

The MS524 is typical compared to the other 118 data projectors of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MS524 will cost £91 over 1 year to run.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the MS524.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MS524 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the H100[pl_2040880_price], or the X316[pl_2280095_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MS524 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Infocus IN1142[plb_2279221_price] (34dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector...

Low price
Bright
Lightweight
Good lamp life
Can project 3D content
Weak audio
Modest set of connection choices

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Pennypincher
Pennypincher would recommend the BenQ MS524 (Verified Purchase)

This is not a top of the line projector but it is great for it's intended use. I use it in my room to watch Netflix and the color is great. I have also used it for an outdoor movie night and it... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Fairboss

Very happy with projector, if it has one drawback could use a wide angle lens. But overall great projector...

Reviewed 28 November 2014 by Woody

Easy to set up right out of the box. Very bright picture. Great for lighted room...

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq ms524, benq ms524a, code 9hjcf7713, benq 9hjcf7713, code 9hjcf7713e, benq 9hjcf7713e, pro series 9hjcf7713, pro series 9hjcf7713e
Barcodes 00012303512128, 00644535505755, 00840046030766, 04718755053306, 08400460307664

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