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Benq MS616ST Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Jan 2013
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7 Reasons For

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings as do all projectors manufactured by Benq.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MS616ST reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com wrote “3D capable” in their review of the Benq MS616ST.

Supports 3D

The MS616ST supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including the MS502 (£270.88), the MW665+, or the MX600 all from Benq which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MS616ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the MS616ST.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the MS502 (£270.88), or the MX703 both from Benq or the Optoma DS330.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the MS616ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS616ST. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. Projectors of a similar type and age to the MS616ST supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS616ST have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the MS616ST which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MS616ST is 7.5W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the MS616ST has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MS616ST.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 60% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com. That puts this data projector in the bottom 12% of all the data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Poor Product Quality

One Benq MS616ST owner thought the product was not good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Unimpressive data and video quality”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Benq MS616ST does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the MX518 (£384.13), or the MS512 both from Benq or the Acer S1283Hne (£448.44).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The MS616ST is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Benq MW817ST.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MS616ST has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MS616ST.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the MS616ST has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the MS616ST. The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MS616ST is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX850UST.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Acer X112 (2,700 ANSI lumens), the Optoma DX330 (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the Benq MX518 (£384.13) (2,800 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the MS616ST has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MS616ST. Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the MS616ST the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.65", and the average matrix size is 0.57".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MS616ST

Running Costs Are Average

The MS616ST has an average running cost of £92 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 79 projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Benq MS616ST has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MS616ST.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the MW663, or the MS517 (£301.79) both from Benq which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
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
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
21 June 2013

The BenQ MS616ST provides an ample selection of connectivity choices for a low-priced short-throw projector...

Short throw
Low price for a short-throw projector
Good port selection
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Unimpressive data and video quality
No carrying case
19 June 2013

The BenQ MS616ST provides an ample selection of ports for a low-priced short-throw projector, but stumbles a bit on both data and video image quality...

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 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 ms616, benq ms616s, benq ms616st

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