Benq MS616ST
Benq MS616ST
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Benq MS616ST

A 4 year old 13000:1 800 x 600 data projector with average reviews and alright features
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 32dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Benq MS616ST Review

With low running costs and average reviews, we have scored the Benq MS616ST as follows for Summary.
2 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
£92 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £92 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness

Benq MS616ST In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Poor

This projector has an average expert rating of 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this multimedia projector is in the bottom 12%.

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Benq Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the MS616ST does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MS616ST's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 18% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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800 X 600 Resolution

The MS616ST has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The MS616ST's bulb power of only 190W is fairly small compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 12% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Average Noise Level

The MS616ST's noise level of 32dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 29% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The MS616ST has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MS616ST in January 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The MS616ST has an average 1 year running cost of £92 based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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benq ms616st

Brighter projector brightness
24% quieter noise level
Bigger bulb power
More expensive to run over five years by 8%
Hugely better expert reviews
20% longer service life of lamp
10W bigger bulb power
Dimmer projector brightness