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Benq MS616ST Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Robust
Expert reviews are poor
Feeble audio

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this data projector has an overall expert rating of 60 out of 100. It seems that multimedia projector experts really don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,989 owner and expert reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Feeble Audio

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector four years ago “Feeble audio” .

Good Picture Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

3D Ready

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “3D capable” in their Benq MS616ST review.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The MS616ST is typical compared to the other 80 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MS616ST is £92.


Price

Low Price for a Short-Throw Projector

One owner considered that it was good value for money. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Benq MS616ST on PC Mag “Low price for a short-throw projector” however despite that they rated it 18.2 out of 100.


Features

Eco-Friendly, With Long Lamp Life and Power-Saving Features

One owner who bought it concluded that it had good features. Four years ago Pc Mag said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Eco-friendly, with long lamp life and power-saving features”.


Design

Robust

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

Solid Data Image Quality, Especially Over HDMI

Three owners who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Solid data image quality, especially over HDMI”. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The BenQ MW519 is a likable data projector for classroom use, with good data image quality over a digital connection, 3D capabilities” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com also said “Its data image quality, which is best over a digital connection, is fine for typical presentations, while video quality is suitable for shorter clips” in their review.

Ceiling Mountable

The MS616ST is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Benq released the MS616ST.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MS616ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the MS502, and the MX620 both from Benq or the Optoma W290 is also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The MS616ST does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the MS512, the MW665+, or the MX806 (£461.76) all from Benq is also worth considering.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Benq MS616ST 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 available for around the same time as this data projector.

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

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago have projector brightnesses of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the MS616ST has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

There are a number of other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX850UST.

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Acer X112 (2,700 ANSI lumens), the Optoma DX330 (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the Benq MX518 (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the MS616ST has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

Alternative 32dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the MX520, the MS517 (£257.99), or the MW663 all from Benq which has better reviews.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The MS616ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS616ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The MS616ST does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq ms616st

Benq MS616ST Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MS616ST review we compared this projector to 2,059 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 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 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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